When Tom Barker bought 600 acres in Penwell in western Ector County, he says he was simply looking for a place to quail hunt.
Terms like integrated carbon capture and coal gasification weren’t on his radar.
But now, the eyes of the world are on his dusty land. And, Barker, the owner of Judy’s Bail Bonds knows it.Posted:12/04/2009
A $350 million federal grant could soon bring a "clean coal" boom to Ector County.
Summit Texas Clean Energy LLC is one of three recipients of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Power Initiative. The money is expected to get construction started on a $1.7 billion project nicknamed "NowGen" at a site in the Permian Basin.
The 400-megawatt plant is designed to capture 90 percent of the carbon dioxide it produces, which will be used for enhanced oil recovery.Posted:11/05/2009
The city of Odessa and the Odessa Development Corp. could be taking home a share of sales of property at the former Flint Hills Resources Odessa chemical plant site.
An agreement, which still needs approval from the Odessa City Council and ODC board, will allow the entities to share 15 percent of the revenue from any sale of land at the plant’s site that the city and ODC refer, City Attorney Larry Long said.Posted:10/23/2009
A decision on whether the federal government will fund part of a 400-megawatt coal gasification power plant could come “any day.”Posted:10/21/2009
About 40 people got updates on everything from wind power to 4-H Tuesday at Texas AgriLife Extension Service – Ector County’s annual luncheon.
Gary Vest, economic development director for the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, was supposed to talk about wind power as guest speaker at the event. But the big news he had involved solar power and the possibility of Spanish investors building an 80-megawatt solar farm in the area.