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Power Generation and Utility Fuels

The Power Generation and Utility Fuels group focuses on developing viable technologies for producing clean electricity and energy from Kentucky's fossil resources and biomass. The group has expanded this scope to include the coal cleaning, biomass briquetting, combustion/gasification, carbon management, utilization of animal waste, pollution control as well as power plant performance improvement.

Power Plant Equipment
This is the FGG (Flue Gas Generator) that burns coal to generate flue gas that has characteristics close to those of flue gas used in coal fired power plants. According to federal regulations, the SO2 is scrubbed out before the gas is sent to the Pilot Plant. With this "real" flue gas, new CO2 capture methods can be tested in the Pilot Plant to review how they will perform in industrial applications.