The News Review:
- Is There Some Light at the End of Coal’s Long Dark Tunnel?
- Baer Brake Systems moving north
- netapp Gets Partners Ready For The Cloud
Is There Some Light at the End of Coal’s Long Dark Tunnel?
New York Times
What is emitted from the cells is a pure carbon dioxide stream that is easy to capture. A 2008 EPRI study estimates that with complete C2 capture the cells could produce electricity more cheaply than today’s state-of-the-art power plant designs that use a lot of energy to gasify coal then remove the C2 and burn the other gases to make power. Direct Carbon Technologies plans to make a 10-kilowatt pre-commercial prototype in the next two years according to Gur who founded the company based on his research as a consulting professor at Stanford University. Funded mainly by a DE grant the company has already tested the system on low-sulfur coals from the Powder River Basin and Alaska. Alvin Duskin the company’s CE foresees eventually producing modular 100 kW and 1000 kW units. The latter might be stacked within the footprint of an existing coal-fired power plant that needs to bump up its generation capacity without building a whole new facility he said. Starting with off-grid generation 1.
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Baer Brake Systems moving north
Colliers represented Baer in the transaction. Baer was founded in Phoenix in 1986 and specializes in building high performance brake systems for racing cars. The company plans to move to its new site which includes offices showrooms a storage yard and three loading docks in ctober. The landlord in the transaction is Presson Equity Partners of Phoenix. Brokers from Commercial Properties Inc. and Capital Realty Advisors LLC represented the landlord. Financial details were not disclosed.
netapp Gets Partners Ready For The Cloud
“But it will be limited to partners with the sophistication to deploy cloud infrastructures” he said. The new products introduced on Tuesday however will be available through NetApp’s wider partner base. The first is a major release of the Data NTAP operating system which unifies the company’s traditional storage.