Industry Reports

1. Biomass Co-firing
1.1 Economics
1.2 Technology
1.3 Research

 

2. CoalResearch Roadmap Beneficiation
2.1 Economics
2.2 Technology
2.3 Research

 

3. CCS

      3.1 CCS - Economics

3.2 CCS - Technologies

3.3 CCS - Research

3.4 CCS - Projects

 
4. CO2 Utilization
      4.1 Economics
      4.2 Technology
 

5. Coal to Liquids

5.1 Coal to Liquids - Economics

5.2 Coal to Liquids - Technology

 

6. CO2 Transport

6.1 CO2 Transport - Economics

6.2 CO2 Transport - Technology


7. Emission Trading

8. H2/SMR Production

8.1 H2 Production – Technology

8.2 H2 Production - Economics  

9. IGCC

 9.1 IGCC - Economics

 9.2 IGCC - Technology

       9.3 IGCC - Research

 

10. Life Cycle Analysis

      10.1 CO2 Emissions from Power Production

 

11. NGCC with Capture

      11.1 CO2 Emissions from Power Production

 

12. Oxyfuel

12.1 Oxyfuel - Economics

12.2 Oxyfuel - Technology

 

13. Post Combustion

13.1 Post - Combustion Economics

13.2 Post - Combustion Technology

13.3 Post - Combustion Research

 

14. Storage

14.1 Sequestration
14.2 Enhanced Oil Recovery

 

15. Synthetic Natural Gas

15.1 Synthetic Natural Gas - Economics

15.2 Synthetic Natural Gas – Technology

   

1.0 Biomass Co-firing

1.1 Economics

Bugwood Study in AB and BC
Review volumes of biomass in AB and BC and cost of technologies to convert it to energy 

Analysing Ontario Biofuel Options
Describes the net offsets for some biomass

Life Cycle Emissions and Cost of Producing Electricity from Wood Pellets in Ontario - PDF#1 PDF#2
Good information on the life cycle and cost components for burning wood pellets

Wood pellet plant cost study KPMG
Provides good information on the costs to produce wood pellets

Wood pellet plant cost study, Deloitte
Provides good information on the costs to produce wood pellets

A Feasibility Study Guide for an Agricultural Biomass Pellet Company
Good breakdown of capital costs to build a pellet plant

Feasibility Study of a Biomass Supply for the Spiritwood Industrial Park, Summary Report, September 2009
Provides some information on the cost of some biomass

Techno-Economic Evaluation of Biomass Fired or Co-Fired Power Plants with Post Combustion CO2 Capture, Rosa Domenichini, GHGT10, 2010
Estimates cost of partial firing and full firing on PC, CFB and BFB systems

Analysis of the Logistical Costs Associated with Second Generation Biofuel Feedstocks, prepared for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 29 April, 2008

Good description of the costs and characteristics of agricultural biomass fuel

Near-Term Opportunities for Integrating Biomass into the U.S. Electricity Supply, RAND, David S. Ortiz, 2011

Provides a good estimate of the cost to co-fire a power plant with various kinds of biomass.

Supplying Biomass to Power Plants, A Model of the Costs of Utilizing Agricultural Biomass in Co-fired Power Plants, RAND, Tom LaTourrette, 2011.
A good estimate of the cost to co-fire a power plant with corn stover and switchgrass

Assessment of Business Case for Purpose-Grown Biomass in Ontario,The University of Western Ontario Research Park Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, Aung Oo, March 2012.
A good review of the costs to produce purpose grown biomass for use as fuel. It relies on the costs to produce similar crops currently grown in Ontario

Logistics of Agricultural-Based Biomass Feedstock for Saskatchewan, PAMI, 10 May 2012.
A good review of various purpose grown crops and agricultural wastes, the volumes potentially available and the costs to deliver them as a fuel.  They have a model available.

Assessment of Agricultural Residuals as a Biomass Fuel for Ontario Power Generation, The University of Western Ontario Research Park Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, Aung Oo, November 2010.
Describes various agricultural residues and has a good process for assessing the volumes which might be available.  It also estimates the costs to supply these residues.

Biomass Residuals Study for OPG Repowering Program, The University of Western Ontario Research Park Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, Aung Oo, November 2010
Describes various woody residues and has a good process for assessing the volumes which might be available. It also estimates the costs to supply these residues.

Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the Power Industry Using Domestic Coal and Biomass, volume 2: Pulverized Coal Plants, DOE/NETL-2012/1547
This report looks at using biomass in conjunction with other forms of CO2 capture. 

Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Pulverized Coal and Biomass Co-firing Technology Assessment, DOE/NETL-2012/1537, August 30, 2012
This report has biomass cost information and life cycle analysis data for 10% firing. 

Near-Term Opportunities for Integrating Biomass into the U.S. Electricity Supply, RAND, 2011
Contains a significant amount of cost information on biomass co-firing

1.2 Technology

Bugwood Study in AB and BC
Review volumes of biomass in AB and BC and cost of technologies to convert it to energy

Co-Firing of Biomass with Coal
Very good overview of biomass co-firing

Biomass Co-firing, European Bioenergy Networks
Review biomass characteristics and equipment required to co-fire and slagging and fouling issues

Biomass-coal Co-combustion
Good review of issues in boiler related to co-firing

Technical Status of Biomass Co-firing
Describes some co-firing concepts and issues related to slagging and fouling

Co-firing biomass with coal, KEMA
Some discussion of issues related to co-firing

Atikokan bio-energy Research Centre - contact Dan McGillivray at dan.mcgillivray@oce-ontario.org to obtain a copy.
Developed a new pellet process, look at ash deposition, catalytic gasification, use of fly-ash in cement, fluidized bed gasification market study, cost of securing wood and enhancing wood quality

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Status overview of torrefaction technologies, IEA Bioenergy Task 32 report, December 2012.
A good review of various kinds of torrefaction technologies

1.3 Research

2.0 Coal Beneficiation

2.1 Economics

2.2 Technology

2.3 Research

3.0 CCS

3.1 CCS - Economics

Canadian Clean Power Coalition Phase II Summary Report
Reviews recent Canadian estimates for the cost of power from various CCS technologies and for the cost of producing hydrogen via gasification

Realistic Costs of Carbon Capture
Normalized results from previous studies so the results can be compared for various CCS technologies

The Energy Challenge
Annex B compares the cost of various conventional and CCS technologies to produce power

Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage -Global CCS Institute
Estimates the cost for various forms of carbon capture technologies, good description of things to consider when doing an economic analysis

Alberta CO2 Capture Cost Survey and Supply Curve
Please contact Patti for a copy at patti.humphrey@albertacarboncapture.ca
Looks at a forecast of costs and volumes of CO2 available in Alberta

Economic Assessment of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies, Global CCS Institute, 2011

An update to the 2009 report focusing on economics of CCS

The Global Status of CCS: 2011, Global CCS Institute, 2011
An update of the 2010 report focusing on the status of CCS projects and recent cost estimates

Accelerating Carbon Capture and Storage Implementation in Alberta -Development Council
Looks at a forecast of costs and volumes of CO2 available in Alberta

Fossil Energy Power Plant, Desk Reference - DOE/NETL
Summary of CCS technologies and economics

CO2 Supply from the Fort McMurray Area -  Alberta Research Council Inc.
Looks at a forecast of costs and volumes of CO2 available in Fort McMurray

Cost and U.S. public policy for new coal power plants with carbon capture and sequestration - MIT
Updates the cost for SCPC plants and give estimates from other studies

The Future of Coal, Options for a Carbon-Constrained World - MIT 
Good technical report but costs are dated

MIT Report-Commentary - EPRI
Critiques the MIT Report

Australian Electricity Generation Technology Costs - Reference Case 2010, EPRI, George Booras,
Feb 2010

Reviews the cost of almost 20 forms of power generation with and without CCS

Carbon Dioxide Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plants in China, Summary Report from NZEC Work Package 3, September, 2009
Provides costs for about a dozen generation cases with and without capture in Chinese funds.

Cost and Performance of Carbon Dioxide Capture from Power Generation, IEA, 2011
A good overview of the economics of CCS from recent reports.

The Cost of CO2 Capture, Post-demonstration CCS in the EU, Zero Emissions Plantform, 2011
Provided economics on various capture case and provides cost for CO2 storage and transportation

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CO2 Capture at Gas Fired Power Plants, IEAGHG, July 2012
Provided economics on various capture case and provides cost for CO2 storage and transportation

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Retrofitting CO2 Capture to Existing Power Plants, IEAGHG May 2011
Some useful technical and economic information related to coal and natural gas fired retrofitting

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Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, Volume 1a: Bituminous Coal (PC) and Natural Gas to Electricity, Revision 3, DOE/NETL-2015/1723, July 6, 2015.
Shows the economics of post combustion capture based on the Cansolv technology. A revision to previous work.

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Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants Supplement: Sensitivity to CO2 Capture Rate in Coal-Fired Power Plants, DOE/NETL-2015/1720, June 22, 2015.
This report looks at the economics of partial capture post combustion capture

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The Costs of CCS and Other Low-Carbon Technologies In the United States, Global CCS Institute, July 2015.
Compares the cost of CCS to other power generation technologies derived from various studies.

3.2 CCS - Technologies

Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage - Global CCS Institute
Shows status of current and planned CCS projects.  Appendix B has good discussion of post combustion capture technologies

CCS Ready Policy - ICF International
Gives various definitions for capture, transport and storage ready

Introduction to CCS and Geological Storage - IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
Good diagrams describing storage mechanisms

Carbon Capture and Storage - Pembina Institute
High level overview of CCS technologies

Carbon Capture and Storage - Pembina Institute
Overview of CCS technologies

A Primer on CO2 Capture and Geological Storage (CCS) - Alberta Research Council
Provides information related to storage of CO2

The Future of Coal - MIT
Good technical report but costs are dated

MIT Report-Commentary - EPRI
Critiques the MIT Report

CO2 Capture Ready Plants - International Energy Agency
Looks at capture ready issue for IGCC, NGCC, and coal plants on amine and with oxyfuel.

Overview of DOE's Gasification Program - NETL
Great overview of gasification technologies and projects

Update on Clean Coal Technologies and CO2 Capture & Storage - EPRI
Good overview of CCS technologies

Clean Coal Technology Status - EPRI
Good overview of CCS technologies

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage - International Panel on Climate Change
Reviews carbon capture technology, but costs are now dated

Canada's Fossil Energy Future - ecoEnergy CCS Task Force
Recommendations regarding implementation of CCS

CO2 Capture and Storage - IEA
Describes CCS technology, financing, issues and activities around the world

The Status of CCS Projects Interim Report 2010 - Global CCS Institute
Reviews the status of CCS projects around the world

Carbon Capture and Storage, Leading the Energy Transition, SBC Energy Institute, September 2012
A good review of the current status of CCS including current projects, costs and future projections

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Novel CO2 Capture – Task Force Report, Global CCS Institute, December 2011
Good information on Algae, mineralization, biomass growth, carbon in soils. 

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Building capacity for CO2 capture and storage in the APEC region: A training manual for policy makers and practitioners, Alberta Research Council, Oct 2009
A good description of CCS at a high level. Contains a significant amount of information useful for policy makers.

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Leading the Energy Transition: Bringing Carbon Capture & Storage to Market, Schlumberger, June 2012
Reviews the CCS industry, technologies challenges, status and outlook.

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ECM Evaluation Study Report, Prepared for Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions, Jacobs Consultancy, November 2013
Compares the economics of using Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells to produce steam and power for SAGD to other options 

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High efficiency power generation – review of alternative systems CCC/247, Qian Zhu, March 2015
A very good overview of the latest advances in alternative high efficient coal combustion system 

3.3 CCS - Research

Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage -Global CCS Institute
Comprehensive description of worldwide research on CCS

Advanced Coal Power Systems with CO2 Capture - EPRI
Gives suggests areas of research to improve CCS economics

The CO2 Capture Project (CCP): Results from Phase II
Describes novel carbon capture technologies being investigated by the Carbon Capture Project

DOE/NETL's Carbon Capture R&D Program for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
Describes the CCS research projects the DOE and NETL are working on

Zero Emission Platform, CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS)
Describes which components of CCS technology need to be proven and how the technology will likely develop over time

RTI Warm Gas Clean Up - Nexant
Shows the benefits of warm gas clean upon an IGCC plant

IGCC with Fuel Cell - NETL
Shows significant efficiency improvements using fuel cells in IGCC projects

DOE/NETL Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage RD&D Roadmap, December 2010
Provides a good high level overview of research being carried out on CCS technologies

Prospects for Improved Carbon Capture Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Edward S. Rubin, July 2010
Looks at many recent advances in carbon capture technology

Advanced Post-Combustion CO2 Capture, Prepared for the Clean Air Task Force, Howard Herzog, April 2009
A good overview of recent advances in post combustion capture

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Assessment of Emerging CO2 Capture technologies and their Potential to Reduce Costs, IEAGHG, Report; 2014/TR4, December 2014
A great overview of emerging carbon capture technologies. Indicates possible cost reductions.

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Can Future Coal Power Plants Meet CO2 Emission Standards Without Carbon Capture & Storage?, EPRI, October 2015
Good overview of advanced cycles

3.4 CCS - Projects

Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage -  Global CCS Institute
Shows status of current and planned CCS projects.  Appendix B has good discussion of post combustion capture technologies

NETL Carbon Capture and Storage Database
Database includes both active and proposed CCS projects world-wide

The Economic and Employment Impacts of Climate-Related Technology Investments, The Conference Board of Canada, May 2010
Good overview of Canadian emission reduction programs and funds available for investing in cleaner technologies

The Global Status of CCS: 2011, Global CCS Institute, 2011
An update of the 2010 report focusing on the status of CCS projects and recent cost estimates

The Global Status of CCS: 2012, Global CCS Institute, 2012
An update of the 2011 report focusing on the status of CCS projects and recent cost estimates 

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The Global Status of CCS: 2014, Global CCS Institute, 2014
An update of the 2013 report focusing on the status of CCS projects and recent cost estimates

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Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project At Saskpower's Boundary Dam Power Station, ieaghg, August, 2015. 
A good overview of the process to approve and build the project. Also contains results from the project.

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The Global Status of CCS: 2015, Global CCS Institute, 2015. 
An update of the 2015 report focusing on the status of CCS projects and recent cost estimates

4.0 CO2 Utilization

4.1 Economics

4.2 Technology

Novel CO2 Utilization Concepts: Working Paper, DOE/NETL – 2012/1588, November 2013
A very good review of many CCUS technologies with some information on economics.

Accelerating the Uptake of CCS:  Industrial Use of Capture Carbon Dioxide, Global CCS Institute, March 2011
A very good review of many CCUS technologies and was the basis for the NETL Novel CO2 Utilization Working Paper 

Novel CO2 Capture Task Force Report, Global CCS Institute, December 2011
Reviews a few potential options to utilize CO2

Metrics for Screening CO2 Utilization Processes, Peter Kakatek, Worley Parsons, 20-22 August 2013
This presentation applies the metrics described above to Solidia Technology 

Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the Green Economy, Centre for Low Carbon Futures, July 2011
Some interesting cases studies on CCUS
Taken from interesting website bringing people together on CCUS
http://co2chem.co.uk/tag/co2-utilisation

NETL Research on Carbon Utilization
This site describes various forms of CCUS and several of the projects NETL is sponsoring

Research Roadmap of Technologies for Carbon Sequestration Alternatives, California Institute for Energy and Environment, California Energy Commission, June 2013
This report describes numerous CCUS technologies and ranks them.  Based on the following report.  

Cost and Performance Metrics Used to Assess Carbon Utilization and Storage Technologies, DOE/NETL – 341-093013, 11 Feb 2014
This document provides metrics for assessing CCUS technologies and questions to consider when evaluating CCUS technologies

Mineral carbonation and industrial uses of carbon dioxide, Chapter 7, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, IPCC, 2005
Contains some useful information

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A Review: CO2 Utilization, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14:480-499 Chih-Huug Huang, National Tsing Hua University, 2014
Contains some useful technical descriptions of CCUS technologies

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Beneficial Use of CO2 for North Dakota Lignite-Fired Plants, Prepared for the Lignite Energy Council, Energy & Environmental Research Centre, January 2012
A good summary of various CCUS technologies and their applicability for use in northern climates

5.0 Coal to Liquids

5.1 Coal to Liquids - Economics

Increasing Security and Reducing Carbon Emissions of the U.S. Transportation Sector - DOE/NETL
Describes a conceptual plant producing liquids from coal and biomass

Baseline Technical and Economic Assessment of a Commercial Scale Fischer-Tropsch Liquids Facility - DOE/NETL
Describes a conceptual plant producing liquids from coal

Alaska Coal Gasification Feasibility Studies - DOE/NETL
Feasibility study on a plant producing liquids from coal

American Energy Security, Building a Bridge to Energy Independence and to a Sustainable Energy Future
See Appendix D for details on the cases studied

Technical and Economic Assessment of Small-Scale Fischer-Tropsch Liquids Facilities - DOE/NETL
Describes a small conceptual plant producing liquids from coal

Coal Gasification & Fischer-Tropsch CCTR Basic Facts File #1 - Purdue University 
High level description of the coal to liquid technology

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Coal-to-Liquids via Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, DOE/NETL – 2011/1477, October 15, 2014 
This report provides economics for CTL processes.

5.2 Coal to Liquids - Technology

National Energy Technology Laboratory, Increasing Security and Reducing Carbon Emissions of the U.S. Transportation - DOE/NETL
Describes a conceptual plant producing liquids from coal and biomass

Baseline Technical and Economic Assessment of a Commercial Scale Fischer-Tropsch Liquids Facility -DOE/NETL
Describes a conceptual plant producing liquids from coal

Alaska Coal Gasification Feasibility Studies - DOE/NETL
Feasibility study on a plant producing liquids from coal

American Energy Security, Building a Bridge to Energy Independence and to a Sustainable Energy Future
See Appendix D for details on the cases studied

Technical and Economic Assessment of Small-Scale Fischer-Tropsch Liquids Facilities - DOE/NETL
Describes a small conceptual plant producing liquids from coal

Coal Gasification & Fischer-Tropsch CCTR Basic Facts File #1 - Purdue University
High level description of the coal to liquid technology

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Coal to liquids, IEA Clean Coal Centre, CCS/132, Gordon R Couch, March 2008.
A good review of various types of CTL technologies.

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Non-fuel uses of coal, IEA Clean Coal Centre, CCC/236, Hermaine Nalbandian, May 2014.
A good overview of various ways to turn coal into chemicals and fuel and of various projects.

6.0 CO2 Transport

6.1 CO2 Transport - Economics

Estimating Carbon Dioxide Transport and Storage Costs, DOE/NETL-2010/1447, March 2010
A good cost estimate for CO2 transportation and storage.

The Economics of CO2 Transport by Pipeline and Storage in Saline Aquifers and Oil Reservoirs, Sean T. McCoy, April 2008
Provides cost estimates for CO2 pipelines and a standard equation for pipeline hydraulics

Assessment of the range of potential funds and funding mechanisms for CO2 transportation networks, ERM for the CO2 Capture Project, May 2008
Estimates the cost for backbone and point to point transmission systems

Economic modeling of carbon dioxide integrated pipeline network for enhanced oil recovery and geologic sequestration in the Texas Gulf Coast region
Provides cost estimates for CO2 pipelines

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Upgraded Calculator for CO2 Pipeline Systems, IEAGHG, March 2009
A model for calculating the cost of collector and trunk line CO2 pipeline networks. The model is available at the following link.  http://decarboni.se/publications/upgraded-calculator-co2-pipeline-systems

6.2 CO2 Transport - Technology

Carbon Management GIS: CO2 Pipeline Transport Cost Estimation, MIT, June 2009
Provides a standard equation for pipeline hydraulics

The Economics of CO2 Storage, Gemma Heddle, NETL, August 2003
Provides a standard equation for pipeline hydraulics

Technical Documentation: The Economics of CO2 Transport by Pipeline Storage in Saline Aquifers and Oil Reserves, Sean T. McCoy, Carnegie Institute of Technology, April 2008
Provides a standard equation for pipeline hydraulics

DRET CCS Task Force Support, Summary of Pipeline Sizing Study, WorleyParsons, 20 August 2009
Estimates pipe diameters for various mass flows of CO2 over many pipeline lengths

CO2 Pipeline Infrastructure:  An analysis of global challenges and opportunities, elementenergy, April 2010
Provides a standard equation for pipeline and booster hydraulics

The Economics of CO2 Transport by Pipeline and Storage in Saline Aquifers and Oil Reservoirs, Sean T. McCoy, April 2008
Provides cost estimates for CO2 pipelines and a standard equation for pipeline hydraulics

Final Risk Assessment Report for the FutureGen Project Environmental Impact Statement Contract
Discusses the safety issues related to transporting and storing CO2.

Techno-Economic Models for Carbon Dioxide Compression, Transport, and Storage - University of California
Describes the physical properties of CO2

7.0 Emission Trading

Emissions Trading Primer - Pembina Institute
A good overview of various trading market structures

Cap and Trade 101
Describes cap and trade and policy implications in US

Carbon Market Design - PEW Center
Describes use of derivatives in emissions trading

A Guided to Emissions Trading, UNEP and UNCTAD, 2002
Provides information on various emission trading approaches

Cap-and-Trade: The Basics
A good description of cap and trade market options

8.0 H2/SMR Production

8.1 H2 Production - Technology

Hydrogen from Steam-Methane Reforming with CO2 Capture - Argonne National Laboratory
Describes hydrogen production and CO2 capture from steam methane reformers

Large-Scale Hydrogen Plants - Oil Gas European Magazine
Describes hydrogen production from steam methane reformers

Time for A New Hydrogen Plant? - Hydrocarbon Engineering
Describes hydrogen production from steam methane reformers

Top Plants: Six model gas-fired plants - Power Magazine
Describes hydrogen and power production from steam methane reformers

Impact of the Introduction of a Carbon Capture and Storage System in the Oil Sands Sector on Air Contaminant Emissions, Part 1 & 2, CERI
Description:  Good information on CO2 intensity for oilsands projects. Please contact www.CERI.ca to obtain report.

8.2 H2 Production - Economics                                                                                 

Production of High Purity Hydrogen from Domestic Coal: DOE/NETL-2010/1432, 30 August, 2010.
Looks at a few polygen cases for producing hydrogen.  Costs seem low.

Assessment of Hydrogen Production with CO2 Capture Volume 1: Baseline State-of-the-Art Plants, DOE/NETL-2010/1434, 30 August 2010.
This study compares the cost of hydrogen from SMRs and Polygen with capture.

9.0 IGCC

9.1 IGCC - Economics

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - DOE/NETL
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, DOE/NETL-2007/1281, Volume 1: Bituminous Coal and Natural Gas to Electricity Final Report (Original Issue Date, May 2007), Revision 2, November 2010
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Fossil Energy Power Plant, Desk Reference - DOE/NETL
This is a summary of technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants 

Feasibility Study for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Facility at a Texas Site - EPRI
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC

Clean Coal Technology Selection Study - BLACK & VEATCH
Compares IGCC, CFB, PC plants without capture

Beluga Coal Gasification Feasibility Study - DOE/NETL
This plant is designed to provide hydrogen and nitrogen for urea and ammonia production

Comparison of Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne IGCC and Commercial IGCC - DOE/NETL
Compares PWR to other gasification project for power and H2

Gasification, Critical Analysis of Technology, Economics, Markets - SFA Pacific
Very good description of CCS Technologies

Industrial Size Gasification for Syngas, Substitute Natural Gas and Power Production - DOE/NETL
Gasification to produce syngas, SNG and Power

California Public Utilities Commission GHG modeling
Note:  See excel spreadsheet 2009 GHG Calculator v. 3, go to Gen Cost sheet for technology cost details
Provides economic assumptions in an economic model comparing IGCC to other green technologies

IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
Looks at costs of producing power and hydrogen while capturing CO2

Alternative Fuels Study - AERI
Looks at costs of producing steam and hydrogen while capturing CO2 with various fuel and technologies

Current and Future IGCC Technologies, A Pathway Study Focused on Non-Carbon Capture Advanced Power Systems R&D Using Bituminous Coal - Volume 1, DOE/NETL - 2008/1337, October 16, 2008.
Looks at various ways to potentially improve the economics for IGCC plants

Current and Future IGCC Technologies, A Pathway Study Focused on Carbon Capture Advanced Power Systems R&D Using Bituminous Coal - Volume 2, DOE/NETL - 2009/1339, October 7, 2010. 
An update to the report below.

Current and Future IGCC Technologies - DOE/NETL
Looks at various ways to potentially improve the economics for IGCC plants

Program on Technology Innovation - EPRI
Compares cost of gasification to other forms of power generation.

Co-Production of hydrogen and electricity with CO2 Capture
Describes costs for power and hydrogen production via gasification

Tenaska IGCC FEED
Summary of February 2010, Tenaska IGCC FEED study including costing and technology description

Life Cycle Analysis: Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant, DOE/NETL-403/110209, 30 September 2010
Compares the costs and emissions for IGCC plants with and without capture

Life Cycle Analysis: Power Studies Compilation Report, DOE/NETL-2010/1419, 7 October 2010
Summarized the financial result and emissions from several recent studies

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, Volume 2: Coal to Synthetic Natural Gas and Ammonia, DOE/NETL-2010/1402, July 5, 2011

A technical and economic study of the costs to produce SNG and ammonia from the gasification of coal

Cost and Performance of PC and IGCC Plants for a Range of Carbon Dioxide Capture, DOE/NETL-2011/1498, May 27, 2011

Shows the levelized cost and avoided costs impacts of only doing partial capture

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, Volume 3a: Low Rank Coal to Electricity: IGCC Cases, DOE/NETL-2010/1399
Shows costs for IGCC with low rank coals

Wandoan Power, a carbon solution, Wandoan Power Consortium, Global CCS Institute, July 2011
This is a pre-feasibility report describing the design and costs for this plant

Updated Costs (June 2011 Basis) for Selected Bituminous Baseline Cases, DOE/NETL – 341/082312, August 2013
An update of costs for previous IGCC study work

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Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants Volume 1b: Bituminous Coal (IGCC) to Electricity Revision 2b – Year Dollar Update, DOE/NETL-2015/1727, July 31, 2015.
This is an update of earlier work showing the economics of IGCC plants.

9.2 IGCC - Technology 

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - DOE/NETL
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, DOE/NETL-2007/1281, Volume 1: Bituminous Coal and Natural Gas to Electricity Final Report (Original Issue Date, May 2007), Revision 2, November 2010
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Feasibility Study for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Facility at a Texas Site - EPRI
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC

Environmental Footprints and Costs of Coal-Based Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle and Pulverized Coal Technologies
Good technical report but costs are dated

Clean Coal Technology Selection Study - BLACK & VEATCH
Compares IGCC, CFB, PC plants without capture

Beluga Coal Gasification Feasibility Study - DOE/NETL
This plant is designed to provide hydrogen and nitrogen for urea and ammonia production

Comparison of Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne IGCC and Commercial IGCC, Performance - DOE/NETL
Compares PWR to other gasification project for power and H2

Gasification, Critical Analysis of Technology, Economics, Markets - SFA Pacific
Contact:   simbeck@sfapacific.com  for more information.
Very good description of CCS Technologies

Industrial Size Gasification for Syngas - DOE/NETL
Gasification to produce syngas, SNG and Power

IGCC 101
Good overview of gasification

Clean, Secure and Affordable Energy Systems
Good overview of gasification technologies

Estimating Future Costs of CO2 Capture Systems Using Historical Experience Curves
Uses historical cost change curves to predict future IGCC costs

An Overview of Coal based Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technology - MIT
Describes IGCC technology and issues with firing gas turbines on hydrogen

Technology for Coal based Hydrogen and Electricity Co-production Power Plants with CO2 Capture, JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, C. Garcia Cortes, 2009.
Lots of information on coal and gasification technology and processes

Pre-Combustion Capture, Global CCS Institute, January 2012

This report provides an update for pre-combustion carbon capture in the power industry

9.3 IGCC - Research

CoalFleet R&D Augmentation Plan for IGCC Power Plants - EPRI
Talks about issues with IGCC and estimated benefits from improvements

Current and Future IGCC Technologies, A Pathway Study Focused on Non-Carbon Capture Advanced Power Systems R&D Using Bituminous Coal - Volume 1, DOE/NETL - 2008/1337, October 16, 2008.
Looks at various ways to potentially improve the economics for IGCC plants

Current and Future IGCC Technologies, A Pathway Study Focused on Carbon Capture Advanced Power Systems R&D Using Bituminous Coal - Volume 2, DOE/NETL - 2009/1339, October 7, 2010. 
An update to the report below.

Current and Future IGCC Technologies - DOE/NETL
Looks at various ways to potentially improve the economics for IGCC plants

Next generation coal gasification technology, IEA Clean Coal Centre, CCC/187, Ian Barnes, September 2011.
Describes some interesting new gasifiers and gasifier configuration

 

10.0 Life Cycle Analysis

10.1 CO2 Emissions from Power Production

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, US EPA
Review GHG emissions from various parts of the oil and gas industry.

Comparative Life-Cycle Air Emissions of Coal, Domestic Natural Gas, LNG, and SNG for Electricity Generation, Paulina Jaramillo, Environmental Science & Technology / Vol 41, NO. 17, 2007
Looks at life-cycle GHG emissions of coal and various types of natural gas sources for power generation.

Life Cycle Analysis: Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) Power Plant, DOE/NETL-4-3-110509, September 30, 2010
Reviews the lifecycle emissions from an NGCC and looks at the cost of an NGCC with and without capture

Life Cycle Analysis: Supercritical Pulverized Coal (SCPC) Power Plant, DOE/NETL-403-110609,
11 August 2010
Shows the emissions and economics for a new coal plant with and without capture

Life Cycle Analysis: Existing Pulverized Coal (EXPC) Power Plant, DOE/NETL-403-110809,
20 September 2010
Shows the emissions and economics for an existing coal plant with and without capture

Life Cycle Emissions and Cost of Producing Electricity from Coal, Natural Gas, and Wood Pellets in Ontario, Canada, Yimin Zhang, University of Toronto, 20 November, 2009  - PDF#1 PDF#2
Good information on the life cycle and cost components for burning wood pellets

Life Cycle Analysis: Power Studies Compilation Report, DOE/NETL-2010/1419,
7 October 2010

Summarized the financial result and emissions from several recent studies

Methane and the Greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale formations, Climate Change (2011) 1-6:679-690, Robert W. Howarth, 12 April 2011
Describes GHG emissions expected from the development of shale gas.

Coal to gas: the influence of methane leakage, Climate Change (2011), Tom M. L. Wigley, 19 May 2011
Compares replacement of coal with gas and impact of reduced CO2 vs increased methane emissions on projected temperature increases

Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of Marcellus Shale Gas, Environmental Research Letters, Mohan Jiang, July-September 2011
Looks at life cycle analysis of shale gas emissions

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Natural Gas Extraction, Delivery and Electricity Production, DOE/NETL-2001/1522, October 24, 2011
Looks at life cycle analysis of burning various types of natural gas

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A bridge to nowhere: methane emissions and the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas, Robert W. Howarth. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, Energy Science and Engineering 2014; 2(2): 47–60
Estimates the GHG emissions associated with natural gas combined cycles

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Key factors for assessing climate benefits of natural gas versus coal electricity generation, Xiaochun Zhang1, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, Environ. Res. Lett. 9 (2014) 114022 (8pp)
Compares GHG emissions for gas and coal fired generation

11.0 NGCC with Capture

11.1 NGCC - Economics

Cost and Performance of Retrofitting Existing NGCC Units for Carbon Capture, DOE/NETL-401/080610, 1 October 2010
Shows the economics related to capturing CO2 from NGCC plants

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, DOE/NETL-2007/1281, Volume 1: Bituminous Coal and Natural Gas to Electricity, Final Report (Original Issue Date, May 2007), Revision 2, November 2010.
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, Volume 3C: Natural Gas Combined Cycle at Elevation, DOE/NETL-2010/1396, March 2011
This complements the recent NETL studies on CO2 capture on coal and IGCC

Carbon Capture Approaches for Natural Gas Combined Cycle Systems, Revision 2, DOE/NETL-2011/1470, 20 December 2010.
Some novel approached to producing power with natural gas and capturing CO2

12.0 Oxyfuel

12.1 Oxyfuel - Economics

Pulverized Coal Oxycombustion Power Plants - DOE/NETL
Describes the design and economics for various oxyfuel plants

State of the Art of Oxy-Coal Combustion Technology for CO2 Control from Coal-Fired Boilers - Babcock & Wilcox Company
Compares NPV of oxyfuel technologies to other capture technologies

Pulverized Coal Oxycombustion Power Plants - NETL
Compares NPV of oxyfuel technologies to other capture technologies

Future CO2 Capture Technology Options for the Canadian Market
A large report looking at the economics and design to greenfield and retrofit oxyfuel and amine scrubbing plants

Cost and Performance for Low-Rank Pulverized Coal Combustion Energy Plants, DOE/NETL-401/093010, September 2010
A detailed study of the design and cost for various oxyfuel configurations

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Guidance for NETL's Oxycombustion R&D Program: Chemical Looping Combustion Reference Plan Designs and Sensitivities Studies, DOE/NETL – 2014/1643, December 19, 2014
A good economic analysis of CLC process

12.2 Oxyfuel - Technology

Pulverized Coal Oxycombustion Power Plants - DOE/NETL
Describes the design and economics for various oxyfuel plants

Future CO2 Capture Technology Options for the Canadian Market
A large report looking at the economics and design to greenfield and retrofit oxyfuel and amine scrubbing plants

Cost and Performance for Low-Rank Pulverized Coal Combustion Energy Plants, DOE/NETL-401/093010, September 2010
A detailed study of the design and cost for various oxyfuel configurations

Oxy Combustion with CO2 Capture, Global CCS Institute, January 2012
This report provides an update for oxyfuel-combustion carbon capture in the power industry

A scoping study on Oxy-CFB technology as an alternative carbon capture option for Australian black and brown coals, Commissioned by ANLEC R&D, Terry Wall, Yinghui Liu and Sankar Bhattacharya, February 2012
Good overview of Oxyfuel CFB developments

13.0 Post Combustion

13.1 Post - Combustion Economics

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - DOE/NETL
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, DOE/NETL-2007/1281, Volume 1: Bituminous Coal and Natural Gas to Electricity Final Report (Original Issue Date, May 2007), Revision 2, November 2010
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Fossil Energy Power Plant, Desk Reference - DOE/NETL
This is a summary of technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants

Future CO2 Capture Technology Options for the Canadian Market
A large report looking at the economics and design to greenfield and retrofit oxyfuel and amine scrubbing plants

Improvement in Power Generation with Post-Combustion Capture of CO2
Looks at putting amine scrubbing on NGCC and coal plants

Carbon Dioxide Capture from Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants -DOE/NETL
Looks at economics amine scrubbing at various capture rates

Chilled-Ammonia Post Combustion CO2 Capture System - EPRI
Lab results and economic results for chilled-ammonia, to find, go to http://my.epri.com  and search for 1012797

Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations
Technical and economic evaluations of new developments in post combustion capture technologies Note:  Can purchase the books for about $200

Database and Model of Coal-fired Power Plants in the United States for Examination of the Costs of Retrofitting with CO2 Capture Technology - DOE/NETL

Coal-fired Power Plants in the United States: Examination of the Cost of Retrofitting with CO2 Capture Technology, Revision 3, DOE/NETL - 402/102309, January 4, 2011
Shows estimates for the range of costs to retrofit plants in US

Cost and Performance of Retrofitting Existing NGCC Units for Carbon Capture, DOE/NETL-401/080610, 1 October 2010
Shows the economics related to capturing CO2 from NGCC plants

Life Cycle Analysis:  Supercritical Pulverized Coal (SCPC) Power Plant, DOE/NETL-403-110609, 11 August 2010
Shows the emissions and economics for a new coal plant with and without capture

Life Cycle Analysis:  Existing Pulverized Coal (EXPC) Power Plant, DOE/NETL-403-110809, 20 September 2010
Shows the emissions and economics for an existing coal plant with and without capture

Technical and economic assessment of ammonia-based post-combustion CO2 capture, Peter Versteeg, GHGT-10, 2010
Compares cost and performance of amine base system to high and low concentration ammonia based system

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants, Volume 3b: Low Rank Coal to Electricity: Combustion Cases, DOE/NETL-2011/1463, March 2011. http://www.netl.doe.gov/energy-analyses/baseline_studies.html
Complements other recent capture and IGCC studies completed by NETL

UK Demonstration Programme, Kingsport and Scottish Power post combustion capture FEED studies, 2011
FEED studies providing design and cost information

Road CCS Non-confidential FEED study report, November 2011
FEED study overview

Final Front-End Engineering and Design Study Report, Tenaska Trailblazer Partners LLC, January 2012
FEED study without capital cost details

CCS Front End Engineering & Design Report, American Electric Power, Mountaineer CCS II Project, Phase1, 30 January 2012
FEED study with an appendix discussing the business case for this project and the subsidies likely required

Current and Future Technologies for Power Generation with Post-Combustion Carbon Capture, DOE/NETL-2012/1557, March 16, 2012.
This report compares membranes, solid sorbents to conventions amine scrubbing technology

13.2 Post - Combustion Technology

Cost and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants - DOE/NETL
This is a technical and financial report on IGCC and amine scrubbing on coal and NGCC plants 

Future CO2 Capture Technology Options for the Canadian Market
A large report looking at the economics and design to greenfield and retrofit oxyfuel and amine scrubbing plants

Improvement in Power Generation with Post-Combustion Capture of CO2
Looks at putting amine scrubbing on NGCC and coal plants

Carbon Dioxide Capture from Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants - DOE/NETL
Looks at economics amine scrubbing at various capture rates

Chilled-Ammonia Post Combustion CO2 Capture System - EPRI
Description:  Lab results and economic results for chilled-ammonia, to find, go to http://my.epri.com  and search for 1012797

Technologies to Reduce or Capture and Store Carbon Dioxide Emissions - National Coal Council
Some good information on existing and emerging carbon capture technologies

Recovery of CO2 from Flue Gases: Commercial Trends - Fluor Daniel
Discusses some post combustion capture options

Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations
Technical and economic evaluations of new developments in post combustion capture technologies Note:  Can purchase the books for about $200

Carbon Capture Technology Research and Breakthrough Concepts - NETL
Describes breakthrough concepts to capture CO2

Chilled Ammonia-based Wet Scrubbing for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture - DOE/NETL
A great study reviewing potential issues with chilled ammonia

Chilled Ammonia Process Update - EPRI
Rough description of the technology and potential economics

Carbon Dioxide Capture by Adsorption - Air Products
Good description of adsorption and absorption options

Carbon Capture:  A Technology Assessment, Congressional Research Service, Peter Folger, 19 July 2010
Some useful descriptions of CO2 and SO2 capture technologies

Advanced Post-Combustion CO2 Capture, Clear Air Task Force, Howard Herzog, April 2009
Some good information on developments in post combustion capture technology

Assessment of Post-Combustion Capture Technology Developments, EPRI, 1012796, 6 December 2006
Some good but dated descriptions of new post combustion capture technologies

Post Combustion Capture (PCC), Global CCS Institute, January 2012
This report provides an update for post-combustion carbon capture in the power industry

Assessing Post-Combustion Capture for Coal-fired Power Stations in Asia-Pacific Partnership Countries, CSIRO Advanced Coal Technology, April 2012
A good overview of recent R&D development on post combustion capture

13.3 Post - Combustion Research

DOE/NETL's Carbon Capture R&D Program for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants - DOE/NETL
Describes the R&D the DOE in the US is conducting on post combustion capture

Advanced Post-Combustion CO2 Capture - MIT
Described advanced Post Combustion Capture technologies and has advice for further research

The U.S. Department of Energy's Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture R&D Program, Jared Ciferno, NETL, September 2010
A good overview of advanced post combustion capture technologies the DOE is supporting

DOE/NETL Advanced Carbon Dioxide Capture R&D Program: Technology Update, May 2011
A good review of the research the DOE is funding on carbon capture technologies

The Global Status of CCS: 2010, Global CCS Institute, 2011
An update of the 2009 report focusing on the status of CCS projects

Health Effects of Different Amine and Possible Degradation Products Relevant for CO2 Capture, Marit Lag, Flokehelseinstituttet
Reviews the literature on the health effects of amine degradation products

14.0 Storage

14.1 Sequestration

WASP Project Reports
A very large study of sequestration potential in the Wabamun area

Public Consultation Process for Storage - NETL
Describes an approach for public outreach and education about storage projects

Guidelines for Selecting and Qualifying CO2 Storage Sites
Provides a systematic approach to selecting and qualifying sites and projects for CO2 storage

14.2 Enhanced Oil Recovery

CO2 Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery: Summary Report, Prepared for AERI, December 2009
Estimates EOR volumes for Alberta

15.0 Synthetic Natural Gas

15.1 Synthetic Natural Gas - Economics

Industrial Size Gasification for Syngas, Substitute Natural Gas and Power Production - DOE/NETL
A very large report describing processes to create SNG from coal

Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) - Duke University
High level overview of processes to create SNG from coal

15.2 Synthetic Natural Gas - Technology

Technologies for Producing Transportation Fuels, Chemicals, Synthetic Natural Gas and Electricity - University of Kentucky
Describes technologies to produce liquids and synthetic natural gas from coal

Industrial Size Gasification for Syngas, Substitute Natural Gas and Power Production - DOE/NETL
A very large report describing processes to create SNG from coal

Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) - Duke University
High level overview of processes to create SNG from coal

GreatPoint Energy Presentation
Describes hydromethanation process to produce methane from coal and water