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Download Techno-Economic Analysis of CO2 Capture-Ready Coal-Fired Power Plants
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Date: 8/1/2012
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Eric Grol
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Storage; Advanced Combustion Systems
Analysis Focus Area(s): GHG Mitigation
Author(s): Eric Grol (NETL); Norma Kuehn (Booz Allen Hamilton); Patrick Le (NETL); Paul Myles (WorleyParsons Group); Steve Herron (WorleyParsons Group)

Product Description
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.