Title: Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the Power Industry Using Domestic Coal and Biomass - Volume 1: IGCC
Publication Number: NETL/DOE-2012/1546
Publication Date: 02/2013
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Mike Matuszewski
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Author: Michael Matuszewski (NETL)
James Black (NETL)
Eric Lewis (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Synopsis: The objective of this study was to simulate biomass co-firing in a dry-fed, entrained-flow gasifier in an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant and examine the resulting performance, environmental response, and economic response. To develop a more complete understanding of the impact of co-feeding biomass, each case was examined using a limited life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis, which examines GHG emissions beyond the plant stack. Included in the limited life cycle GHG analysis were anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from the production, processing, transportation, and fertilization of biomass and from mining, transporting and handling coal.
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