Carbon capture extends life of lignite units
A group of Greek and US experts has sent the Energy Ministry an alternative proposal regarding the operation of Public Power Corporation's efficient lignite-powered units, such as Ptolemaida 5, beyond the termination deadline of 2028 that the National Plan for Energy and the Climate provides for. This concerns a technology which could reduce their carbon footprint considerably, and secure them a competitive edge.
This group is called OASIS and the proposal submitted relies on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology that could be implemented in the form of a public-private partnership (PPP) for PPC's most efficient coal-fired plants in Western Macedonia.
OASIS officials have assisted in the evolution and development of this technology in various international projects such as the Petra Nova unit near Houston, Texas, that uses lignite and constitutes...