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World Coal Association comments on Petra Nova

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As previously announced, NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. have completed construction of Petra Nova, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system.

Following this, the World Coal Association has released the statement below:

“Because coal will continue to be central to global energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is vital. The Petra Nova milestone is a big deal for a low emissions future. This is one huge step, which we hope will lead to further support and deployment of the technology. It’s essential to recognise that accelerated CCS development and deployment is critical to meeting the 2 degrees climate target. The IEA forecasts that 12% of emissions reductions by 2050 must come from CCS. CCS therefore needs the support and attention at global and national levels.”

“More investment in CCS today will ensure that more countries can meet their growing energy needs and simultaneously reduce global emissions. CCS is safe, reliable, cost-effective, and efficient – reducing emissions from coal power production by up to 90%”, commented World Coal Association CEO, Benjamin Sporton.

Petra Nova first captured CO2 on 19 September 2016 and has delivered more than 100 000 t of captured CO2 to the West Ranch field through an 80 mile pipeline.

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