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Wisconsin Experiments with Dry Pollution Control Technology

November 6, 2013

A new pollution control technology developed in Asia for coal-fired power plants will soon be tested in Wisconsin. The process, which uses no water, is designed to significantly reduce pollution that typically spews from the smokestacks of such utility plants. Construction began a few weeks ago on the upgraded emission control system at the 321-megawatt Weston 3 coal-fired power plant operated by the Wisconsin Public Service Corp (WPS). The project is a joint venture of the utility and a private New Jersey-based company called Hamon Research-Cottrell, a division of the Hamon Corp. The three-year project, expected to cost $375 million, employs what's billed as a break-through system that uses regenerative activated coke technology, or ReACT. Read More

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Experts Weigh In: To What Degree Do Degrees Matter?

November 6, 2013

Post-secondary education helps keep the nation competitive in the global marketplace, but a panel of experts who spoke at The Close It Summit this week agreed that better collaboration is needed between schools and businesses to produce talent with the right job skills. Read More