Brayton Point crusher
How does the process work? We'll take you through the major steps of the facility, which is meant to replicate a commercial-size plant at smaller scale.
The first step is to collect and treat coal or other carbon-rich biomass, including petroleum coke, a bioproduct of extracting oil from tar sands.
Here at Brayton Point, GreatPoint Energy has this piece of equipment for crushing coal into a powder. Part of the trick in making an energy plant like this successful is the engineering, getting the equipment to work as designed, and to optimize the process for different feedstocks. The process can be tweaked to handle different types of coal, for example.
April 13, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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