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EPRI's Courtright discusses economic, tech challenges facing carbon capture

Despite the Department of Energy's decision to not move forward with FutureGen--a large-scale carbon capture and sequestration project--several smaller projects are being developed throughout the country to advance CCS technology. There are still many unanswered questions relating to this technology, however. During today's OnPoint, Hank Courtright, vice president of the Electric Power Research Institute, discusses challenges facing the electric power sector relating to CCS technology. He addresses public acceptance issues, public education, safety and security concerns, and the economics of CCS projects. Courtright also talks about new EPRI research testing the viability of chilled ammonia to capture carbon dioxide.