Aker unveils low-CO 2 natural gas-fired power process

Aker Maritime AS, Oslo, has unveiled a new technology for generating power from natural gas without emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. The technology is expected to find a niche for power generation both in Norway, which imposes heavy taxes on producers of CO2, and in other countries seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Aker says conventional power generation technologies are either incapable of removing all the CO2 and NOx emissions or produce other objectionable waste gases. The engineering contractor claims that, while details of the new technology remain to be settled, independent research centers consider the method technically better and...

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