Deep Decarbonization of Combined Heat and Power        Overview Page        Prolog

The Race to suck Climate Change out of the air is on!
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(This website reflects the fact new thinking is breaking out over a wide range of climate and energy technologies right now - in the Fall of 2020. Things will eventually sort themselves out).             
 Removal of Climate Change from the world's air has two phases:
 Phase 1: Deep Decarbonization , i.e., stopping the production of any fresh Climate Change emissions, and Phase 2:, Repairing The Air, i.e., removal of existing old Climate Change from the atmosphere.


What Congress can easily do to demonstrate to the World that the United States has emerged from A Time Of Environmental Darkness.


Combined Heat and Power Microgrids: A Sleeping Giant Appears To Be Waking as Populations Grow.

Example #1:  The Deep Decarbonization of Our Capitol's Building Complex
Tens of thousands of large building complexes - Colleges, Military Bases, Hospitals, Apartments, Office Complexes, Large Manufacturing, Airports, and dozens of other types of building complexes - are major contributors to global Climate Change.


Part 1. Decarbonizing the U.S. Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C., as the world's first national Capitol Complex to achieve CARBON-NEUTRALITY.


                                              U.S. BIOMASS FACILITIES: 


* Steam Heating & Cooling systems:  


By powering the U.S. Capitol Building Complex with synthetic natural gas made from wood pellets, the emissions become "CO2-neutral" (Green) and do not add to the world's climate change burden.
No other country's capitol could make that claim unless they did the same thing.
Several European countries are working hard to develop synthetic natural gas technology.
It shouldn't be too expensive to add synthetic natural gas to any building complex that is set up with combined heat and power like the U.S. Capitol.

This is not a trivial thing. Everyone pays attention to what the power centers of the world do.

Worldwide, thousands of large building complexes such as colleges and universities, hospitals, factories, airport terminals, military bases, industrial and business centers have central power plants like the U.S. Capitol Building Complex.  Combined these thousands of large building complexes are major contributors to global Climate Change.

Large companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon are beginning to make commitments to become "Carbon-Neutral" by some time in the near future such as 2030 or 2040.

This is the direction the big-money troops are marching.

It's time the government gets out in front of them and leads.


Example #2:  Repairing the Air  using Our Capitol Complex's Microgrid system


Part 2. Carbon-Capturing the U.S. Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C. as the world's first Capitol to REMOVE climate-changing CO2 FROM the air.

This application depicts BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) technology

This image first appeared on this website 10 years ago when Nancy Pelosi did her first Tour Of Duty (2007 to 2011) as speaker of the House.  As head of the House, Nancy Pelosi is in charge of mowing the lawn and writing work orders for projects like the above diagram. At the time, a couple of gas-fired combined heat and power units were being proposed to replace the coal boilers in the Capital Complex Boiler House and I was suggesting to the world we add a carbon capture unit to make the U.S. Capitol the world's first carbon-capture Capitol. Legislative work in this area was completed years ago.
 (Waxman - Markey Bill, May 18, 2009 - Never brought to the floor of the Senate.)

This is a good example of a current state-of-the-art "Post-combustion Carbon Capture" retrofit application that could be a small Dutch allothermal synthetic natural gas wood pellet BECCS powered turbine unit like they have been developing in Europe.
At 90% carbon capture for 130% capital, fuel and power output loss, that amount of parasitic burden is about as good as can be expected for non-Allam technology BUT it can be built using developed technology and installed anywhere and everywhere and used on existing power plants and hospital heating plant equipment to clean up environmentally dirty sites.


(Left image) Yellow Pushpin: Capitol Complex Power House, Red Dot: Coal Yard, (shown enlarged in Right image).
The existing coal railroad spur, coal pile area could be used to provide space for an allothermal wood pellet gasification facility and carbon capture facility for the two new Capitol Complex heat and power units.
Adding this facility would make the the U.S. Capitol Complex the world's first national Capitol to REMOVE Climate-changing CO2 FROM the air.

Above: Layout Images of United States' Capitol Complex power(red dot) and coal storage facilities.


End of the U.S. Capitol Complex Climate Change Removal Presentation
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NOTE: Your author, a long-retired registered Control System Engineer, has no contact with the Architect of the Capitol or any of their staff.  All information presented above has come from open postings on the Internet or Press.


"The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the federal agency responsible for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, and also the head of that agency. The Architect of the Capitol is in the legislative branch[1] and is accountable to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court.[2]

President Trump nominated Brett Blanton as architect of the Capitol on December 9, 2019. On December 19, 2019, the United States Senate confirmed his nomination by voice vote.[3] He was sworn in on January 16, 2020.[4] Blanton replaced acting architect of the Capitol Thomas J. Carroll, who replaced former acting architect of the Capitol Christine A. Merdon. Prior to that, Stephen T. Ayers served as acting architect of the Capitol since February 2007, and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 2010, becoming the 11th architect of the Capitol.[5] He retired on November 23, 2018.[6] "