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Luminant’s Oak Grove Power Plant Earns POWER s Highest Honor

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Luminant used remnants of the ill-fated Twin Oaks and Forest Grove plants (which were mothballed more than 30 years ago) to build the new two-unit 1,600-MW Oak Grove Plant. Though outfitted with equipment from those old plants, Oak Grove also sports an array of modern air quality control equipment and is the nation’s first 100% lignite-fired plant to adopt selective catalytic reduction for NOx control and activated carbon sorbent injection technology to remove mercury. For melding two different steam generators into a single project, adopting a unique and efficient “push-pull” fuel delivery system, assembling a tightly integrated team that completed the project on time and within budget, and for completing what was started almost four decades ago, Oak Grove Power Plant is awarded POWER magazine’s 2010 Plant of the Year award....

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Cleco’s Madison Unit 3 Uses CFB Technology to Burn Petcoke and Balance the Fleet’s Fuel Portfolio

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With commercial operation of Madison Unit 3, Cleco Power now claims bragging rights for owning the largest 100% petroleum coke–fired circulating fluidized bed power plant in North America. For using readily available fuel in an environmentally attractive manner, adopting fuel-flexible combustion technology, balancing the utility’s generation portfolio, and adopting an innovative fuel-handling system design, Madison Unit 3 is the winner of POWER’s 2010 Marmaduke Award for excellence in operation and maintenance. The award is named for Marmaduke Surfaceblow, the fictional marine engineer and plant troubleshooter par excellence....

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Advanced SCR Catalysts Tune Oxidized Mercury Removal

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Catalysts used in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems in utility boilers provide high NOx removal efficiencies that routinely exceed 90%. A major co-benefit of applying SCR to coal-fired power plants is that the SCR catalyst also oxidizes the vapor phase mercury from an elemental form to a soluble ionic form, which can be readily captured in a downstream flue gas desulfurization process. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Cormetech have developed an advanced SCR catalyst technology with high mercury oxidation activity capable of achieving 95% oxidized mercury over a wide range of operating conditions....

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New IronmongeryDirect catalogue packed with over 800 new great value products available in stock

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The new IronmongeryDirect catalogue is now available. With over 700 comprehensive pages full of products, kept in stock, ready for delivery the next day as standard - IronmongeryDirect ensures that trade customers are Fit for Tomorrow. Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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Advanced Bioremediation Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Energy Use While Saving Cities Money

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Use of the Bacta-Pur® System, to optimize wastewater transport and treatment in the US alone, could reduce CO2 by millions of metric tons per year and energy consumption by billions of kWh annually.

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Hollow Fibers: ARPA-E Funding Supports Development Of Membranes And Sorbents For Carbon Dioxide Removal From Flue Gases

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy - also known as ARPA-E - to pursue two different, but related, approaches for removing carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal-burning power plants.

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New Hafele Catalogue

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New catalogue of concealed bathroom fittings called Programma Cap from Hafele UK Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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Thomsea Trawl Nets Clean Oil From Water And Near Coastlines

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As sea traffic increases on a regular basis, so does the transport of dangerous matters and, as a result, the risk of accidents.

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Department Of Energy And FutureGen Alliance Discuss Next Steps For FutureGen 2.0 In Illinois

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At a meeting recently in Chicago, officials from the Department of Energy, the state of Illinois, Ameren, Babcock & Wilcox, American Air Liquide and the FutureGen Alliance discussed the next steps for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage project in Illinois.

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Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks Cause Concerns

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The International Conference on Emerging Diseases recently reported that water-related diseases cost the healthcare system as much as $539 million each year. This alarming figure comes on the heels of several outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease across the country.

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Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp. Announces Acquisition Of Planet Impact, Inc.

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Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CCAJ) announced today that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Planet Impact, Inc. (www.planetimpactinc.com) through a share exchange agreement in which Mr. Michael Lambert (current CEO of Planet Impact Inc.) and Mr. Stephen Remondini, (current President of Planet Impact Inc.) have agreed to join the Board of Directors of the Company.

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