4 SKIES projects employ state-of-the-art natural gas power plants as a source of electricity, as well as the CO2 needed to enhance crop production in large-scale vertical farms.
Recognizing that transition technologies are a necessary part of reaching broader, carbon neutral and carbon negative futures, Tri-Gen-Zero™ has been designed with natural gas power plants at its core. As natural gas is by far the cleanest fossil fuel available, CO2 emissions can be neutralized through a combination of scrubbing and use in vertical farming operations. Through careful design, each project can be scaled to produce zero CO2 emissions.
Natural gas power plants are scalable in their capacity from as small as 5 MW to 5,000 MW and can compete with coal, oil, nuclear and hydro power plants in terms of cost and grid parity. However, they can not compete with nuclear and hydro in terms of emissions. This is where TRI-GEN-ZERO™ comes in. By combining vertical farms and modern scrubbing technology a TRI-GEN-ZERO™ project can be both profitable, as well as CO2 emissions free, with natural gas as its fuel source.