Science Inventory

Coal and Coal/Biomass-Based Power Generation

Citation:

Katzer, J. R. Coal and Coal/Biomass-Based Power Generation. Chapter 2, Global Climate Change--The Technology Challenge. Springer, New York, NY, ISBN:9048131529:pg.51-88, (2011).

Impact/Purpose:

book chapter

Description:

For Frank Princiotta's book, Global Climate Change--The Technology Challenge Coal is a key, growing component in power generation globally. It generates 50% of U.S. electricity, and criteria emissions from coal-based power generation are being reduced. However, CO2 emissions management has become central to coal’s future. To meet growing electricity demand, coal use is expected to increase in the foreseeable future because it is cheap and abundant. For this to happen CO2 cap-ture and geologic sequestration (CCS) is a critical technology. With CCS, coal-based power generation can be made much cleaner. Commercial demonstration of existing technologies, including CCS, with the resultant improvements, that will accrue, is key to advancing coal-based power generation and addressing important environmental issues.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Product Published Date: 07/01/2011
Record Last Revised: 08/10/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 225963

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION