ISTC News Highlights

DOE awards ISTC $67 million for large pilot testing of Linde/BASF advanced post-combustion CO2 capture technology

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The projects will advance to Phase III (Construction/Operation) of funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001788, Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots. ISTC/PRI will build and operate a 10 MWe slipstream of the Linde/BASF post-combustion carbon capture technology at City Water, Light, and Power (CWLP) in Springfield, Illinois.

New case study features implementation of composting program at Argonne National Laboratory campus

people sorting waste with a big wooden table outside

ISTC’s applied scientists sort through some of the 7,000 pounds of landfill and recycling-bound materials collected during the ten-day sampling period at Argonne National Laboratory. Download Argonne case study

DOE-funded project to find beneficial uses for coal combustion wastes

coal fire power plant featuring emissions stacks at top of building

Scientists at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) are beginning a $1 million, two-year project to find new and value-added uses for fly ash, a powdery remnant of burning coal. Confining the ash in vegetable oil will potentially reduce the amount of fly ash waste and lessen the risk of heavy metals from waste piles leaching into surface and groundwater.

‘Plastics don’t ever go away’—ISTC scientist John Scott studies impact of microplastics

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Plastic products permeate our environment and over time they break down. The microscopic size of particles, how long they last, and what is associated with them raise health concerns.

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