Duke Energy studying Chinese carbon tech

Duke Energy has agreed to terms with a major Chinese electric company to share carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

CCS projects have the potential to store millions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions safely underground, however there have been few commercial scale projects to date.

The China Huaneng Group integrated CCS technology into its 1,320 megawatt Shindongkou power plant which has captured 120,000 tons of CO2 annually since 2009.

Duke Energy will research the Shindongkou plant and consider using CCS technology at its Indiana power plant.