SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

June 22, 2009 05:15 ET

Carbon Capture and Sequestration Activity Heats Up for Southern Company, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As the Obama administration's massive federal energy bill continues its rapid movement through congressional committees, the Southern Company (NYSE:SO) (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced its participation in two carbon-capture initiatives. Southern Company and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited (TYO:7011) (Tokyo, Japan) announced plans in late May to build an amine-based carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) demonstration project that would capture carbon dioxide emissions from Southern's coal-fired power plant near Mobile, Alabama. Officials at Southern and the Department of Energy also announced the creation of a new National Carbon Capture Center, which will be operated and managed by Southern at its research and development complex near Birmingham, Alabama.

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