Southern Company has taken leadership of the Carbon Capture International Test Center Network (ITCN). The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), a US Department of Energy (DOE) research facility managed and operated by Southern Company, will serve as the host site for the ITCN.
The ITCN facilitates knowledge-sharing among carbon capture test facilities around the world.
"Southern Company is at the forefront of worldwide efforts to create the next generation of carbon capture technologies," said Southern Company Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kimberly S. Greene. "Through our partnership with DOE and ITCN members, we are building on our commitment to finding real solutions by developing advanced, coal-based technologies."
The NCCC will chair and operate the ITCN with DOE's Office of Fossil Energy for the next two years, a role held by Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) of Norway since 2013. The transfer of the chairmanship was officially observed during a ceremony today in Houston, attended by representatives of DOE, Southern Company and TCM.
Working with scientists and technology developers from government, industry and universities, the NCCC, located in Alabama, conducts R&D to evaluate and advance emerging carbon capture technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal- and natural gas-based power generation.
Southern Company has managed more than US$2 billion in R&D investments since the 1960s.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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