Low Carbon Energy Development
Low or no carbon energy development is a focus of the first world’s energy policy as we move forward into the 21st century. The United States has set a goal to reach 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035. To meet this goal a number of technologies are being considered, all of which will require their own environmental controls. Major consortiums such as the Electric Power Research Institute and the Gas Technology Institute are helping to address the need. Many of these technologies will have associated environmental control processes that will utilize catalysts (such as hydrogen and ammonia combustion). Other technologies will require catalysts as part of the primary process, such as direct solar-to-hydrogen processes. Our historical experience with catalysts, as well as adsorption/desorption mechanisms, positions us well to support the industry as these new energy sources come to fruition.