Dr. Durham commended Minnkota for taking the initiative to become an early adopter of the innovative technology.“The plant and its customers will benefit from improved combustion, decreased emissions and reduced operating costs,” Durham said. “The important lessons learned in the first use on lignite will be valuable in making this technology and its benefits available to other lignite plants in North Dakota and coal-burning plants across the country.” Gov. Dalrymple said, “We have a long and proven record of operating an effective Clean Air program which has resulted in North Dakota being one of only a handful of states to comply with all federal ambient air quality standards. Minnkota Power Cooperative’s clean coal project supports our commitment to further reduce emissions even though North Dakota is among states with the nation’s cleanest air.” Senator Hoeven said coal must remain in the U.S. energy mix. “Our state has an 800-year supply of lignite coal – the largest deposits in the world – making initiatives like the one we’re showcasing today one of the most important innovations anywhere in the world to secure the energy future of our state and nation,” he said. “It clearly underscores the fact that a true all-of-the-above strategy for American energy independence must include lignite coal if we want to make our nation truly secure and economically vibrant.” State Sen. Randy Christmann, R-Hazen, also attended the event, which was held in his district. “Minnkota Power continues to be a strong partner in providing clean, affordable energy for the state of North Dakota,” he said. “This announcement is an example of how fair and responsible regulations can help provide the certainties and incentives companies need to make important investments in clean coal technologies and enhancements. “I applaud Minnkota’s stewardship and commitment to providing dependable and affordable utilities while also ensuring North Dakotans continue to enjoy some of the cleanest air and water in the nation.”
- Through our consolidated subsidiary, Clean Coal Solutions, LLC (“CCS”), we provide our patented Refined Coal (“RC”) CyClean™ technology to enhance combustion of and reduce emissions from burning Powder River Basin (“PRB”) coals in cyclone boilers and our patent pending M-45™ technology for other types of coal and boilers. Both technologies reduce emissions of NOx and mercury in coal fired boilers.
- We supply Activated Carbon Injection (“ACI”) and Dry Sorbent Injection (“DSI”) systems, mercury measurement instrumentation, and related services.
- Under an exclusive development and licensing agreement with Arch Coal, we are developing and commercializing an enhanced PRB coal with reduced emissions of mercury and other metals.