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ADA Environmental Solutions (ADA) "was founded in 1996 to apply the knowledge gained from previous research and development to provide commercial solutions to the coal-fired power industry to help them meet new emissions regulations." According to the company website, "[a]s utilities were faced with the challenges of meeting more stringent emissions regulations, they often looked for the most economical ways to comply and use their existing air pollution control equipment. This often lead to unexpected consequences and operating problems. ADA was there to provide low capital cost solutions to improve the performance of the existing pollution control equipment, supply new low cost equipment, and specialty chemicals that enabled the utilities to continue to operate without large capital expenditures for new equipment."[1]

On July 12, 2010, ADA announced that it had been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to negotiate a new contract for a clean coal technology project for carbon capture from coal-fired power plants. ADA will be the prime contractor for the $14 million project that will be administered by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) which is providing $11.1 million of the funding. ADA expects $3 million in co-funding and support to be provided by several major utility companies, including Southern Company, Luminant, and DTE Energy.[2]

The project team includes Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), a global engineering, construction, and services company, which is expected to provide engineering and equipment design to develop the full-scale process engineering.[2]

The project will provide funding to further test out ADA's commercialization plan for "regenerable solid-sorbent technology," which is designed to capture carbon dioxide generated by coal-fired power plants. ADA began the first field tests of this technology in 2010, in a $3.2 million program co-funded by the DOE and several other utility companies. Once captured, the carbon dioxide could be either stored underground (sequestration) or used to pump up more oil, called enhanced oil recovery.[2]

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ADA Environmental Solutions
8100 Southpark Way, Unit B
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (888) 822-8617
Website: http://www.adaes.com/

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