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Download Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the Power Industry Using Domestic Coal and Biomass - Volume 2: PC Plants
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Date: 2/1/2013
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: William Summers
Technology Focus Area(s): Advanced Combustion Systems
Analysis Focus Area(s): GHG Mitigation
Author(s): Eric Lewis (Booz Allen Hamilton); Michael Matuszewski (NETL); Steve Herron (WorleyParsons Group)

Product Description
The objective of this study was to simulate biomass co-firing in greenfield Pulverized Coal (PC) power plants 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.