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Queensland's Callide Power Plant Now Firing with Retrofitted CCS Technology

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--April 23, 2012--Researched by Industrial Info Resources Australia (Perth, Australia)--A 700-megawatt (MW), coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia, is now firing with retrofitted carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. CS Energy Limited (Brisbane, Australia), a state-owned company and leading generator of electricity, has modified one of the six steam boilers at its Callide Power Plant to use the oxy-fuel method of CCS. Work on the Callide A4 unit began in 2008, and now the exhaust gases from the 30-megawatt (MW) boiler are captured and burned in an atmosphere of pure oxygen. As a result, the output consists almost entirely of carbon dioxide (CO2), allowing for easier CO2 capture.

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