Decarbonization Senior Project Manager
Tennessee Valley Authority
Monday, November 13, 2023
Crowne Plaza Hotel
401 W Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville
Price for buffet lunch is $15 (includes complimentary parking in the hotel garage).
If you choose not to eat, a charge of $7 will cover parking and event arrangements.
The formal meeting begins at 11:55 a.m.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is working with TC Energy to study carbon capture technology to reduce emissions at TVA’s natural gas facilities in Ackerman, Mississippi and in Drakesboro, Kentucky.
Carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) is proposed and explored as one of the pathway scenarios to “net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050” in TVA's Valley Pathways Study, conducted in cooperation with The Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs. CCUS also has been chosen in TVA’s Carbon Report to be tried out in practice as one of the innovative energy technology ‘carbon levers’ (actions for deeper carbon reduction).
TC Energy’s carbon capture approach works by sending the exhaust from natural gas power facilities to a carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber adjacent to the plant. A chemical reaction absorbs the CO2 before the exhaust is released into the air. The absorbent is then pumped to another vessel and treated with heat that releases the CO2. This released CO2 is then compressed and sent deep into the earth for safe storage.