Power Plant CCS Report
A comprehensive report on emerging CO2 sequestration technologies at power plants
There is growing concern that anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are contributing to global climate change. Therefore, it is critical to develop technologies to mitigate this problem. One very promising approach to reducing CO2 emissions is CO2 capture at power plants.
Since the Kyoto Protocol, many countries have implemented a cap and trade system to reduce CO2 emissions. Many countries are in the process of passing legislation to implement this system. In a cap and trade system, power plants and other large industries with high CO2 emissions are fined for polluting through carbon credits. In this scenario, power plants need to change their strategy to adapt to the new system. Power plants need to evaluate the different technology options being researched around the world in laboratories and the technology implemented in commercial and pilot scale in power plants around the world.
Over the years, certain mainstream CO2 capture and sequestration technologies have been accepted as being the most practical.
On the capture front, the following have gained acceptance:
- Pre-combustion technique for capture
- Oxy-fuel combustion
- Post-combustion capture
On storage, the three main storage avenues being considered are:
- depleted oil fields (for enhanced oil recovery),
- saline acquifers, and
- coal beds (for recovery of coal bed methane)
The Power Plant CCS Report evaluates the different approaches that power plant developers should consider while formulating their strategy for the future. We have studied the power plants that are implementing CCS technologies. We have gone one step further and done intensive studies on the other emerging CO2 mitigation and capture technologies that are at the forefront of technology research around the world. The report thus provides unique and critical insights on emerging topics such as
- Carbon capture using Algae
- Latest solvents & sorbents technologies
- Replacing coal with biomass at power plants, and
- Making useful products from CO2.
Who should read this report?
- Top management professionals at utility power plants and power intensive industries such as cement, iron and steel and other manufacturing and heavy engineering companies.
- Government organizations that are keen to understand the alternatives available to existing CO2 sequestration methods
- Consultants, turnkey implementation companies, EPCs that are providing support to this fast-growing industry
- Scientists and researchers having a professional interest in CO2 sequestration and global warming
- Entrepreneurs who wish to provide products and services related to this industry
Why should you read this report?
- While there are a number of reports available on the conventional CCS technologies and processes, this is the only report that has a dominant focus on the emerging and future technologies for CCS
- It has a clear focus on the power plant industry; thus, the insights provided and action points suggested will be highly relevant to the industry professionals
- Owing to the extensive efforts that had been done while preparing the report, readers will be able to save months of research
- The report has been prepared by PowerPlantCCS, the only resource that does exclusive research for CCS at power plants.
What will you know after reading this report?
- What is the status of CCS technologies at power plants worldwide?
- What are the latest technologies and innovations attempted for CCS at power plants?
- What are the technical feasibilities of the various CCS technologies and process routes?
- What are the costs associated with the various technology process routes of power plant CCS?
- Who are the key suppliers of power plant CCS systems and solutions?
- How much does it cost to design and construct a pilot plant for CCS at power plants?
- What are the various government incentives and mandates that could encourage the power plant CCS industry?
- What are the results of the various latest CCS pilot efforts conducted at power plants worldwide?
- What should be the next steps for your power plant for the implementation of CCS?
- What are the latest developments for CCS using the following:
- Algae-based Carbon Capture
- Mineral Carbonation of CO2
- Biomass cofiring in power plants
- Using CO2 to make various end products
- What are the various business strategies to be followed, key success factors, mistakes to be avoided, barriers and bottlenecks?