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Title: Techno-Economic Analysis of CO2 Capture-Ready Coal-Fired Power Plants
Publication Number: NETL/DOE-2012/1581
Publication Date: 08/2012
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Eric Grol
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Environmental & Water
Combustion
Carbon Sequestration
Author: Eric Grol (NETL)
Paul Myles (WorleyParsons Group, Inc.)
Patrick Le (NETL)
Norma Kuehn (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Steve Herron (WorleyParsons Group, Inc.)
Synopsis: This analysis evaluates CO2 capture-ready supercritical pulverized coal units. Cost and performance results are presented for capture-ready coal units that achieve a 30-year average emission rate of 1,000 Lb CO2/MWh. The analysis also includes a detailed discussion of the specific elements that comprise a capture-ready unit, as well as different design strategies to minimize costs. The benefits of R&D advances such as 2nd generation CO2 capture, and additional revenue from CO2 sales for enhanced oil recovery, are also presented, and are compared to other baseload generation options, such as natural gas combined cycle and nuclear.
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