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.
July 25, 2014
A Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuels and the production of fragrance products has received funding from the National Science Foundation. Spero Energy Inc. has received a six-month SBIR Phase I grant from the NSF worth $150,000. Its technology is based on Purdue University intellectual property.Read Full Story