A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot unit will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg.
The project, which will be Kentucky’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant, is a partnership between LG&E, KU Energy and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.
It’s made possible through a $14.5 million competitive financial assistance award from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology and cost-share funding from UK, the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence, the Carbon Management Research Group (CMRG) utility members, and project team members including the Electric Power Research Institute and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America.
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