coal technology Articles

  • China slowly cleaning up its act

    China’s coal-driven economy has become the largest emitter of CO2 in the world. This is not about to change any time soon, though high prices, blackouts, mine-accidents and pollution all contribute to a drive towards cleaner alternatives, including cleaner coal technologies. In Shanxi province, in the north of China, coal is so abundant that in large areas it covers the surface of the ground. The ...

  • The role of coal technologies to support responsible economic growth

    The Asian Pacific region is home to the fastest-growing economies in the world. These economies are expected to double gross domestic product (GDP) in the next decade, and coal will play a major role as the primary energy source for electric power. The tremendous projected financial burden associated with the installation of new, coal-fired electric power facilities to fuel this unprecedented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Present status and future prospect of clean coal technology in China

    Coal consumption accounts for about two thirds of the primary energy consumption in China. High economic growth has brought about a rapid increase of coal consumption. Low-efficiency combustion of a large amount of coal caused coal-smoke related air pollution. The Chinese government put forward plans to develop clean coal technology in the early 1990s, and has listed it as one of the emphases for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance of externally fired combined cycle (EFCC)

    The externally fired combined cycle (EFCC) which utilises coal as the primary fuel through a gas turbine cycle is a clean coal technology. Natural gas is used as the supplementary fuel, but the ultimate goal of the EFCC concept is a coal only option. In this study, the performance of the EFCC plant is evaluated based on the first and the second laws of thermodynamics, considering various levels ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • West Virginia repeals the alternative and renewable energy portfolio standard

    On February 3, 2015, West Virginia repealed the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act that was originally passed and adopted in 2009. This Act (the Standard) required utilities serving 30,000 residential customers or more to generate at ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A review of non–renewable energy options in Illinois

    The State of Illinois has the largest non–renewable (fossil) energy reserves among all the states in the USA. We report our studies on coal, oil and gas energy resources, conversions, consumptions and carbon dioxide sequestration advances in Illinois from the point of view of sustainability in energy and environmental. This includes reserves and characteristics of coal, oil and gas in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Introducing externalities in the power-generation sector of China

    This paper presents results from the application of the China Regional Energy Trade Model (CRETM, developed at PSI) to analyse the impact of externalities in the power-generation sector of China. The model applies state-of-the-art optimisation methods and incorporates partial equilibrium, endogenous technological change and external costs related to regional pollution and the climate change. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Diversifying power generation in a carbon-constrained future

    The US electricity industry faces operational and environmental challenges of unprecedented scope and complexity. Demand for electric power is increasing even as much of the generation fleet ages and capacity stagnates. Climate research and policy cloud the investment picture as utilities wrestle with this fundamental question: What technology portfolio must utilities develop to meet demand ...

  • 530-Megawatt Supercritical Pulverized Coal-Fired Power Plant

    Using the most advanced clean coal technology, B&V Energy designs a supercritical pulverized coal-fired unit to be one of the country's cleanest producers of affordable electricity. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) is a regulated electric and natural gas utility serving more than 700,000 customers within Wisconsin and Michigan. Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) provides the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Performance analysis of a single cylinder DI diesel engine using different biodiesel

    Biodiesel produced from cottonseed oil is quite a promising alternative fuel for diesel engines. Use of vegetable oils in diesel engines leads to slightly inferior performance and higher smoke emissions due to their high viscosity and carbon residue. But the performance of vegetable oils can be improved by modifying them through the transesterification process. The research work discusses the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transportation and market feasibility analysis for innovative coal combustion by-products: WoodBrik in Greenbrier County, West Virginia

    This paper outlines a transportation and market feasibility study performed in support of Western Greenbrier Co-Generation, LLC's participation in the first Department of Energy Clean Coal Initiative. Western Greenbrier Co-Generation, LLC is a unique company formed by three local city councils to support the development of clean coal technologies in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The study ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Low-volatile coal combustion technologies in Vietnam: issues and strategies

    Vietnam has planned to install a number of coal-fired power plants with unit's capacity of up to 600 MW. Present experience shows that available low volatile anthracite coal is difficult to burn in the PC fired boilers. In this paper, the CFB combustion technology is proposed based on the experiences of coal-fired power plants around the world used similar coal characteristics. Later, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experience on coal reburn in a utility boiler

    Reburning is an in-furnace combustion modification technology for the reduction of NOx. By staging the introduction of the fuel, an environment is created where NOx generated by the combustion of the main fuel supply is subsequently consumed by the hydrocarbon radicals arising from the reburn fuel under reducing conditions. ENEL has retrofitted unit No. 4 of Vado ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is `clean` coal possible?

    VANCOUVER, April 18, 2007 (GLOBE-Net) - Coal is the world’s most commonly used fuel to produce electrical energy, and will continue as such for some time. Yet it is one of the ’dirtiest’ of all fossil fuels. It is a major source of toxic air pollutants and the leading source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Many believe ’clean coal’ technologies will improve the energy efficiency of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Laboratory scale tests of coal-based hydrogen production with CO2 capture in the aspect of clean coal technologies

    In the light of continuously increasing oil prices as well as stronger environmental regulations, an important issue becomes finding an alternative to fossil fuels. Scientists agree that hydrogen seems to be an ideal, price-competitive and environment-friendly future energy carrier. One of the most effective methods of hydrogen production is the process of steam gasification of coal to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • China must be encouraged to develop hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology using domestic resources

    This paper describes the current situation in China and the reasons for the rapidly increasing consumption of oil and the consequent search for new sources. Some suggestions are made for the rapid development and commercialisation of hydrogen energy systems in China using domestic resources. China could satisfy the energy demand with her domestic resources of renewable energies and depending on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Downsizing through technology management and outsourcing: a case study of a captive coal-mining organisation in India under globalisation

    The organisation under discussion is a part of a Steel Company and consists of a group of captive underground coal mines required to produce coking coal, wash it in the coal washeries (benefitiation plants) and send the good quality clean coal to the steel plant for steel-making. The emergence of liberalisation in India has affected Indian industries and compelled them to think of ways to become ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will Obama come through on his Environmental Election pledges?

    Barack Obama’s presidency has the potential to bring genuine change to the west. Whether it’s racial equality or climate change and energy sources, many Americans are optimistic about the future.Soon we will find out whether Barack meant it when he said that whatever the financial circumstances, he would strive to equip America with home-grown, green sources of energy as his number one ...


    By LexisNexis

  • The importance of external costs for the competitiveness of renewable energies

    Low environmental damage is one of the main justifications for solar energy, especially now that supply security has slipped from public consciousness. In recent years, there has been much progress in the analysis of environmental damages, in particular thanks to the ExternE (external costs of energy) Project of the European Commission. This note presents a brief summary and comparison of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ruhr area sticks to black power

    Despite heavy opposition from environmentalists and scientists, brown coal continues to be the backbone of Germany’s energy supply. This will not change for some time to come, says German energy group RWE. ‘Environmental obstacles are surmountable. Some may consider it environmentally unfriendly and technologically outdated to extract and burn brown coal, but German energy company RWE Power begs ...

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