Power Plant Turns Waste Into Fuel

Power Plant Turns Waste Into Fuel
Innovation
Dan Gould
  • 30 september 2008

Portland General Electric and Columbia Energy Partners have started a pilot project to turn waste from the Boardman, Oregon power plant into valuable fuel products. The plant is the state’s only coal burning facility and also the largest emitter of carbon dioxide. A plan has been devised to use algae to convert the carbon dioxide emissions into biodiesel and ethanol.

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