coal technology Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Coal-to-liquid fuels poised for a comeback

    Converting coal into liquid fuels is known to be more costly than current energy technologies, both in terms of production costs and the amount of greenhouse gases the process emits. Production of coal-to-liquid fuel, or CTL, has a large carbon footprint, releasing more than twice the lifecycle greenhouse gases of conventional petroleum fuels. However, with the rise in energy prices that began ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • Difficult Complex Decisions For Coal-fired Power Plant Operators

    Changing fuel prices, government regulations and technology all combine to make decision making difficult for operators and developers of coal-fired power generation facilities around the world. Power plant designers in developing countries face new local environmental regulations plus additional requirements stipulated by lenders such as the World Bank. In the developed world, the regulations ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Cleaning the Air We Breathe, Coal Fired Power Plant - Case Study

    By cleaning flue gases from coal power plants, the amount of environmentally hazardous emissions can be sharply reduced. Mist elimination from Munters is a critical part of this process. Munters has worked with leading power generating companies for decades and have through testing and follow up built an extensive parameter database and design tool to be able to adapt and optimize results based ...


    By Munters Zeol Division

  • President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Can it Shift the World Away from Coal?

    While reactions to President Obama’s newly announced climate plan have focused on domestic action, the plan actually has potentially significant repercussions ...

  • Efficiency analysis of coal-based thermal power generation in India during post-reform era

    Coal-based thermal power stations are the leaders in electricity generation in India. This study employs the stochastic frontier production function methodology for panel data to measure the technical efficiency (TE) of coal-based thermal power plants in India during 1994-1995 to 2001-2002. Efficiency varies widely across plants and regions, while the TE is time-invariant. The average TE is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New global assessment reveals nearly 1,200 proposed coal-fired power plants

    Coal-fired power plants are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions—one that could be increasing significantly globally, according to new analysis from the World Resources Institute. Several months ago, WRI began compiling and analyzing information about proposed new coal-fired plants in order to assess ...

  • The impacts of technological learning on the optimum technology mix: simulations for the Indian power sector

    For the investigation of the optimum technology mix of any country, which is clearly an issue of dynamic nature, technological learning and economies of scale play a significant role. Hence, in this paper's long term planning exercise for the Indian power sector (2000-2025), our simulation analysis specifically includes the impacts of technological learning on the optimal inter-temporal choice of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clean energy technologies will create waste

    The birth of mitigating our dependency on oil and coal is here. We are rapidly developing energy saving and renewable-energy solutions that are about to transform our lives for the better, bringing a new era of limiting our dependency on fossil fuel, and creating less wastes when generating electricity. But inevitably through this period we will create other wastes, some hazardous. These changes ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Market Analysis By Application (Industrial, Power Generation, Residential) is Expected to Reach USD 17.31 Billion by 2020

    Global CBM (Coal Bed Methane) market is expected to reach USD 17.31 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2014 to 2020. Unconventional CBM reserves, especially in coal-rich regions are increasingly gaining the spotlight as the industry strives for energy independence. Exploration and commercialization of unconventional hydrocarbon energy sources is seen as a critical step by energy ...


  • Energy recovery from waste by use of fluidised-bed technology

    Revolving type fluidised-bed technology, developed by Ebara Corp., is installed in more than 100 facilities worldwide. The technology is applied for waste, coal and in situations where a conventional fluidized bed is difficult to use. Waste and/or coal can be treated and valuable energy can be recovered from a non-renewable source. This paper describes the application of the revolving fluidised ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The development of biomass gasification technology towards market penetration in China

    Biomass is the second most frequently used fuel, after coal, in China, which accounts for 20% of primary energy consumption. Though the main usage of biomass is for household cooking, the newly developed biomass gasification technology, especially the circulating fluidized bed gasification (CFBG) technology, has laid the foundations for allowing biomass gasification industry penetration into the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CSP technology advances crucial for cutting costs in South Africa

    With some of the highest levels of Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) in the world, CSP is positioned to play an immense role in South Africa’s energy landscape. Currently, four CSP technologies are being promoted internationally, parabolic trough, power tower, fresnel and dish stirling, but with the lack of operational data in South Africa the industry is still evaluating the suitability of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Business viability of biomass co-firing and gasification for electricity generation

    Greenhouse gas reduction occurs as a result of substitution of woody biomass for coal. Coal is the worst amongst all the fossil fuels in terms of greenhouse gas emission per unit of electricity generated. Recent concerns related to the environmental impact of greenhouse gases from using fossil based feedstock, like coal, for the generation of power, specifically electricity have driven the need ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 30MW Queensland LNG Power Project - Case Study

    Clarke Energy has signed a deal with Australia Pacific LNG to provide a 30MW temporary power plant to their coal seam gas processing plant in Queensland. Clarke Energy to provide 30 MW temporary power station to support operation of Reedy Creek coal seam gas processing facilities ...


    By Clarke Energy

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