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MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
Um ? How do you think thry work?
First they burn the gas in a turbine, then use the waste heat to produce steam.
It is called a combined plant
They regularly produce 50% + of our power
I just Googled "UKgas power stations", interesting to see Drax now has planning for gas
 

DaveGrohl

Member
Location
Cumbria
I just Googled "UKgas power stations", interesting to see Drax now has planning for gas
Ther'll be some paperwork suggesting that because they'll be using imoorted gas it doesn't count towards Drax's emissions, but they will therefore qualify for some green subs from HM govt.
 

HatsOff

Member
Mixed Farmer
Whats the emission advantage of gas over coal?

Gas has about twice the energy density and way, way, way less pollutants.

Because of all the other stuff that is in with the coal, you have a much lower efficiency converting the chemical energy into electricity.

Carbon dioxide aside, coal is a very dirty fuel, emitting particulate and radioactive rubbish into the local area.
 

DaveGrohl

Member
Location
Cumbria
Gas has about twice the energy density and way, way, way less pollutants.

Because of all the other stuff that is in with the coal, you have a much lower efficiency converting the chemical energy into electricity.

Carbon dioxide aside, coal is a very dirty fuel, emitting particulate and radioactive rubbish into the local area.
Also much easier to deliver it through a pipe. Coal's a bit lumpy.
 

brigadoon

Member
Location
Galloway
Um ? How do you think thry work?
First they burn the gas in a turbine, then use the waste heat to produce steam.
It is called a combined plant
They regularly produce 50% + of our power
Yes they do - as you say combined cycle - a gas turbine is horrendously fuel inefficient - or at least the ones I sailed with were.

I was under the impression they were mainly gas fired steam turbines - every day a school day
 

CHAP Webinar - Innovative tools to overcome the challenges of Regen Ag

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Applying principles of regen ag can incur a range of on-farm challenges. Learn how innovative tools & machinery can help with these hurdles.

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