Southern, KEPCO Team on Carbon Capture, Clean Coal Developments

Southern, KEPCO Team on Carbon Capture, Clean Coal Developments

A subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) to jointly develop clean coal power generation and carbon capture and storage technologies.
 
Among the technologies to be evaluated is Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIG), technology at the center of the Kemper County integrated gasification combined-cycle power project that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power is building. The MOU also provides for the testing of KEPCO’s carbon capture technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Carbon Capture Center in Alabama, operated by Southern Company Services.
 
The MOU with KEPCO is Southern’s fifth such agreement with an international energy company.



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