Scientists and engineers know that coal is going to be a part of our energy portfolio for many decades to come – but they also understand we need to deploy emissions-cutting technologies in order to continue using it.
That’s why the Center for Energy at the University of Pittsburgh is heavily focused on developing the most cutting-edge innovations for fossil fuels in addition to renewables like wind and solar. Pitt researchers want to push the envelope for cleaner, more efficient coal-based electricity generation.
Just take a look at their clean coal initiatives – they include converting coal to clean energy sources, cleanly combusting coal, storing carbon dioxide underground and creating new sensors for more efficient fossil fuel plants.
Here are some more projects that the Center is working on. Click on each link to read about its concept, benefits and technical approach:
As you can see, the Center’s clean coal initiatives cover different parts of the energy cycle, from pre-combustion to post-combustion. It’s good to know that people are approaching the technology from across the spectrum. Support the Center for Energy and become a fan of the University of Pittsburgh on Facebook.