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Salmond's hands-on Power trip

The plans for the two Fife power plants involve the replacement of the current boilers with what are known as super-critical boilers, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. The technology burns coal at ultra-high temperatures and pressures. A further phase of the scheme will see carbon capture technology fitted. This will take CO2 emissions and feed them into coal seams.

FIRST MINISTER Alex Salmond has impressed the new boss of Scottish Power, Ignacio Galán.

The two met for the second time on Thursday as Scottish Power unveiled its plans to move into the final feasibility study to convert Longannet and Cockenzie power stations to clean coal technology.

Observers said that Salmond, on a tour of the operations, showed a firm grasp of the underlying technology and potential obstacles ahead.

Galán's Iberdrola (now the parent company of Scottish Power) is the largest renewable power generator in the world with operations across Europe and South America.

The plans for the two Fife power plants involve the replacement of the current boilers with what are known as super-critical boilers, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. The technology burns coal at ultra-high temperatures and pressures.

A further phase of the scheme will see carbon capture technology fitted. This will take CO2 emissions and feed them into coal seams.

British Gas has joined the project. It will take methane which the CO2 will displace and feed it into gas pipelines.

The technologies are being developed by Alstom Power and Doosan Babcock, while financial backing is provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland.


FIRST MINISTER Alex Salmond has impressed the new boss of Scottish Power, Ignacio Galán.

The two met for the second time on Thursday as Scottish Power unveiled its plans to move into the final feasibility study to convert Longannet and Cockenzie power stations to clean coal technology.

Observers said that Salmond, on a tour of the operations, showed a firm grasp of the underlying technology and potential obstacles ahead.

Galán's Iberdrola (now the parent company of Scottish Power) is the largest renewable power generator in the world with operations across Europe and South America.

The plans for the two Fife power plants involve the replacement of the current boilers with what are known as super-critical boilers, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. The technology burns coal at ultra-high temperatures and pressures.

A further phase of the scheme will see carbon capture technology fitted. This will take CO2 emissions and feed them into coal seams.

British Gas has joined the project. It will take methane which the CO2 will displace and feed it into gas pipelines.

The technologies are being developed by Alstom Power and Doosan Babcock, while financial backing is provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland.



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MAY 20 2007
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