ADA-ES announces CO2 capture pilot plant

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ADA-ES announces CO2 capture pilot plant

Greentech Lead America: ADA-ES, a clean coal technology
provider, has initiated the fabrication and construction phase of a 1MW Carbon
Dioxide (CO2) Capture Pilot Plant. The pilot will be installed at Southern
Company subsidiary Alabama Power’s Miller Electric Generating Plant outside
Birmingham, Alabama.

The pilot plant is scheduled to commence operation in
October 2013 and is targeted to demonstrate the technical, economic and energy
benefits of a promising CO2 capture technology. Results from pilot testing will be
used to develop a preliminary full-scale commercial design in preparation for
demonstration at the next scale.

ADA is the prime contractor for this $20.5 million
project. The project is administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s
National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Carbon Capture Program (DOE-NETL).
DOE-NETL will provide a $15 million of the funding through the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Southern Company is co-funding the project with
other participants.

“We believe that this project is an important step in
advancing ADA’s vision for a future with cleaner energy. ADA has an established
track record of engaging in collaborative partnerships with DOE-NETL and our
power generating customers to develop and commercialize innovative solutions to
reduce emissions from coal, a low-cost, abundant and secure national fuel
resource,” said Michael Durham, president and CEO of ADA.

ADA’s regenerable solid-sorbent-based clean coal
technology captures CO2 from coal-fired power plants and industrial sources.
The technology offers the potential to significantly reduce the amount of
energy required to capture CO2 when compared to competing technologies.

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