Exxon CCS Pilot to be Built in Alabama
ExxonMobil and its US technology partner FuelCell Energy announced October 27 where they will site a novel pilot plant to test carbon capture technology.
The James M. Barry power plant in Alabama, a 2.7-GW mixed-use coal and gas-fired complex operated by Southern Company's subsidiary Alabama Power, will host pilot plant tests of the technology, which uses carbonate fuel cells to concentrate and capture CO2 streams from power plants.
The James M Barry power plant in Alabama (Photo credit: Altairisfar)
Tests will demonstrate carbon capture from natural gas-fired power generation under an agreement between FuelCell Energy and Exxon announced in May, and from coal-fired power generation under a previously announced agreement between FuelCell Energy and the US Department of Energy.