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Photo Friday: Coal gasification


Last summer at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility in Wyoming, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists tested the practical potential of large-scale coal gasification facilities in a series of field experiments. This technology is considered a promising component of future "clean coal" power plants with their ability to capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions.

Photo Credit - U.S. Department of Energy, taken August 6, 2013.

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