Life Cycle Analysis


LCA: Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant
LCA of an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle plant. Develops an Inventory of emissions results, and calculates Life Cycle costs for the plant with and without CCS.
Authors: Tim Skone, Laura Draucker, Raj Bhander, Barbara Bennet, Tom Davis, Robert Eckard, William Ellis, John Kauffman, James Littlefield, Amanda Malone, Ron Munson, Mara Nippert, Massood Ramezan, Roxanne Bromiley
Date: March, 2012

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LCA: Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant (Archived 2010)
This is a life cycle environmental and cost profile of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power using Illinois No. 6 coal as a feedstock. Scenarios with and without carbon capture and sequestration are evaluated. The capture and sequestration of 90 percent of power plant carbon reduces life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from 948 to 218 kg of carbon dioxide equivalents per MWh of delivered electricity (a 77 percent decrease) and increases the life cycle cost of power from $120 to $160 per MWh (a 33 percent increase).
Authors: Robert James, Laura Draucker, Raj Bhander, Barbara Bennet, Tom Davis, Robert Eckard, William Ellis, John Kauffman, James Littlefield, Amanda Malone, Ron Munson, Mara Nippert, Massood Ramezan, Roxanne Bromiley
Date: September, 2010

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