Title: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Coal Gasification Power Generation Systems
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Publication Date: 09/2004
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Peter Balash
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Author: Peter C. Balash (NETL)
Massood Ramezan (SAIC)
John Ruether (NETL)

The research in this study conducts Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of coal gasification-based electricity generation technologies for emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). Two approaches for computing LCAs are compared for construction and operation of integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants: a traditional process-based approach, and one based on economic input-output analysis named Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA). The efficiency of these two methods is reviewed under specific scenarios.

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