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This isn’t the ‘clean coal’ news Trump wanted during ‘energy week’

This isn’t the ‘clean coal’ news Trump wanted during ‘energy week’

This isn’t the ‘clean coal’ news Trump wanted during ‘energy week’

South costly suspended work on Wednesday in a Mississippi flagship plant was to show the technology to capture carbon dioxide from coal – sometimes called “clean coal”.

Kemper plant, which cost $ 7.5 billion to date, offers customers electricity that run on natural gas for three years, but the promising technology of coal gasification and coal was 4 billion over the Budget and three years of delay.

The plant was once considered an example of promising technologies that could help in the fight against climate change. In 2014, then Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz flew to see the factory and said, “I think I saw this plant look for the future.”

Instead, Kemper imposes financial burdens on local taxpayers and households.

Thanks to legislation passed by the Mississippi legislature, in the south was able to spend about 800 million of these costs to taxpayers, the company said.

In addition, the Kemper plant received $ 382 million in federal grants from the Department of Energy, according to the company.

“Overruns and operational problems Kemper reflect the difficulties of the intensification of a new technology coal gasification, and are not caused by plant equipment of carbon capture,” said John Thompson, project manager fossil transition for the Group Of Clean Air Work.
[Scheduled showcase future success of “clean coal”]

The new complicates the Trump administration’s message during the week they called “Energy Week” to promote President’s projects, especially to stimulate coal production declines.

Concerned about the potential cost to taxpayers, the Commission of Civil Service of Mississippi, said last week that it initiate proceedings to force the company to offer an alternative plan or simply continue to rely on natural gas indefinitely.

The commission will meet on July 6. South and its subsidiary Mississippi Power said on Wednesday they “immediately suspend start-up and mining activities” involving coal gasification from a nearby lignite mine.

The plant will continue to operate with natural gas.

The company has soared into the equipment designed to cool the synthesis gas from about 1800 to 900 degrees before removing by-products, including carbon dioxide. The plant operates on coal for more than 200 days, but the problem has not been resolved, company officials said.

“The specific carbon capture equipment Kemper is a mature technology that has been used in hundreds of chemical plants and industrial plants since 1960. It is a very mature technology.”

Hold job was “the appropriate way to manage costs given the economics of the project and for the Council to establish a set of regulatory measures to address issues related to Kemper, including future functioning of the gazéifiante part of the project,” said a statement.

Mississippi Power has already canceled $ 2.9 billion in project costs, depending on a credit analysis of June 23 and 23, more radiation is needed, he said.

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World's Oldest Temple

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World’s Oldest Temple

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World’s Oldest Temple

There are about 10 000 years, the already marked presence of Gobekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey could have been even more impressive, since human skulls could have hung on what is considered the oldest temple in the world.

According to new research published in Science Advance, three fragments of Neolithic skulls discovered by archaeologists in Gobekli Tepe show a unique post-mortem type change in the skull at the site.

The deep and proposed linear grooves uniquely altered cranium ever seen in the world in any context, says Julia Gresky, lead author of the study and anthropologist at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.

A detailed analysis with a special microscope showed that the grooves were made deliberately with a flint tool.

One of the fragments even a drilled hole, resembles skull changes made by the naga people of India who uses the hole to hang the skull in a chain.

The marks may appear only on some bone fragments that are between 10 000 and 7000 years old, but archaeologists believe that this discovery is very important and means that the company, like many others in this part of the world time Was a “cult skull” who revered the human skull after death.

Skull and bones
“Treatments of the skull are not rare in Anatolia,” said Gresky.

She explained that the archaeological remains of other sites in the region indicate that people generally buried their dead, then exhumed, remove skulls and show them creatively.

Other archaeologists have even found that the Neolithic peoples form new faces of the dead with plaster.

(Look at the face behind the skull of Jericho at 9500 years old).

Gobekli Tepe was of particular importance to people living near the Neolithic. “It was not a settlement area, but especially the monumental structures,” says the anthropologist.

The huge stone columns of the place and the position of choice on a hill with panoramic T-shaped views suggest that the hunters who lived here also had a somewhat complex culture and rituals were practiced.

Friends or enemies?
“This is an interesting skull modification that has not been documented in this part of the world or this period,” says Matthew Biologisteologue Velasco at Cornell University, who did not participate in the study.

But this discovery raises additional questions about the person to which the skulls belong and why they were treated in this way.

“There is a series of skull-changing behavior [from] the ancestors’ veneration to the rape of the enemy,” said Velasco, and this distinction can not be studied in Gobekli Tepe if additional discoveries are made.

In addition to the court and pit test, Gresky said other clues in the site show that this culture has a special meaning in skulls.

“We find representations as a person without a head on a pillar, or human stone heads. The iconography of the site particularly inside the skull.”

In Gobekli Tepe, there are no burial sites, but instead of bone human wells that are mixed with bones and flint tools, which means that additional context is needed to better understand the site.

“We are still at the beginning of the work of understanding the anthropology of the site,” Gresky said. “[H], we will find other fragments of bones and skull. Then we can have a clearer idea of ​​how these people lived.”