Experts can talk about 'clean coal' technology--Purdue News
October 7, 2008
Vice presidential opponents Sarah Palin and Joe Biden touched on the potential merits of so-called "clean coal" technology during their Thursday (Oct. 2) debate. But what is clean coal tech? Purdue University experts can talk about the technical and economic aspects of clean coal technologies, including "integrated gasification combined cycle" technology, which has been shown to produce near-zero emissions when used in conjunction with carbon dioxide sequestering. The technology uses "coal gasification" and cleaning, a process in which the coal is turned into a gas to run turbines that generate electricity. The waste heat from these turbines is used to create steam, which is again used to generate electricity in steam turbines. Purdue is home to the Indiana Center for Coal Technology Research, part of the university's Energy Center at Discovery Park.
June 22, 2016
Groups of high schoolers eagerly lined up Tuesday morning at Purdue University to test how well their handcrafted wind turbines would perform when stacked against the power of four fans. The kids were competing to create a turbine that would generate the most energy as a part of a challenge for the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue. The annual academy, now in its fifth year, brings in U.S. high school students to learn about renewable energy with hopes they'll be inspired to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and solve energy challenges. "We want these students to be the leaders of tomorrow," said Pankaj Sharma, managing director of the Purdue Energy Center and Global Sustainability Institute. The academy lasts throughout the week and is hosting 52 students and 27 teachers from mainly Indiana schools, though about 20 percent come from outside states, said Tolu Omotoso, a civil engineering graduate student and coordinator for the academy.Read Full Story