As reported in this Richmond Times-Dispatch article, Virginia Tech and Dominion Virginia Power are collaborating to begin a carbon-capture project at a power plant under construction in Wise County.
The plant, Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, will burn coal and biomass. Tech’s role in the plant would be designing and building a carbon-capture system to remove carbon-dioxide from the plant waste and send it through miles of underground pipeline to a designated waste site.
Dominion and Tech have applied for federal stimulus dollars to fund the project, which the Times-Dispatch says could begin by mid-2010 should funding be received.
The project is estimated to cost $580 million. Zc