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  • Biomass Will Make Coal-fired Power Plants Greener

    The U.S. should follow the European lead and burn more biomass in coal-fired boilers. Big equivalent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved according to the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions online system. In the U.K. one of the world’s largest coal-fired power plants, (Drax), announced recently that 10 percent of the fuel input will come from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coal-Fired Power Plant Blocked in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa, October 15, 2007 (ENS) - Opponents of a new coal-fired power plant proposed in Waterloo, including the Sierra Club and the Iowa Farmers Union, celebrated a victory Thursday when a state panel rejected the City of Waterloo's request to annex land for the plant. The City Development Board decided that the annexation of land owned by residents who oppose the annexation ...

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    This is an update by the same author, a Ph.D. chemical engineer, of a BCC Research report of the same name published in March 2009. In the three-plus years since then there has been a lot of talk, political posturing and research, but not much has actually happened, either in new technology or major new business thrusts, in the coal-fired power plant industry regarding its actions to control air ...


  • Why It Is Important To Monitor Ammonia Slip In A Coal Fired Power Power Plant

    Monitoring flue gas ammonia slip in a coal fired power plant is performed immediately after the SNCR/SCR and is a very challenging task, but extremely important for process efficiency of the pollution control equipment.  The flue gas is filled with high levels of sulfur dioxide, particulate, hydrochloric acid and many other corrosive and noxious gases making the ammonia measurement a very ...

  • $80 Billion market to upgrade old U.S Coal-fired Power Plants

    Over the next ten years operators of coal-fired power plants will spend $80 billion to upgrade their existing power plants. This is the prediction in the McIlvaine report, Fossil & Nuclear Power Generation: World Analysis & Forecast. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) The U.S. upgrade market will be driven by the following factors: ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 100,000 more pumps will be operated by coal-fired power plants by 2015

    Coal-fired power plants throughout the world presently operate 300,000 pumps. This number will increase to over 400,000 by 2015. These pumps will be moving over 1.2 billion gallons/minute. Annual revenues for new pumps will increase from $542 million this year to $776 million in 2015. These are the conclusions reached in the newest expansion of Pumps: World Markets an online publication of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • US moves toward ban on coal-fired power plants to focus on renewables

    In a report compiled in early 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy listed 151 coal-fired power plants in the planning stages and talked about a resurgence in coal-fired electricity. But during 2007, 59 proposed U.S. coal-fired power plants were either refused licenses by state governments or quietly abandoned. In addition to the 59 plants that were dropped, close to 50 more coal plants are being ...

  • BASF Mercury Sorbent ZX solution for coal-fired power plants

    BASF’s Catalysts division will introduce Mercury Sorbent ZX, an innovative mercury adsorbent solution for coal-fired power plants, at the Power Plant Air Pollutant Control “MEGA” Symposium, being held Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland. The symposium is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. Environmental ...


    By BASF Catalysts

  • Florida Utility Puts Planned Coal-Fired Power Plant on Hold

    PERRY, Florida, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - Climate concerns have put a damper on Taylor Energy Center's plans to build a large new coal-fired power plant in Perry, Florida. The plant would be located in the northwestern part of the state, about 40 miles south of the capital, Tallahassee. On Wednesday, the company said it will suspend permitting activities and participate in a state dialogue on ...

  • 7,000 Utility Coal-fired Power Plants Are Continuing to Upgrade and Replace

    The market to upgrade and replace components in the existing 7,000 coal-fired power plants is larger than the new equipment market for wind, solar, or gas turbines. The upgrades and replacements are tracked in the Utility Tracking System published by the McIlvaine Company. Many of the power plants in the U.S. are more than 40 years old but are expected to operate another 20 ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Timing Changes, But Coal-fired Power Plant Boom Will Continue

    In April, the McIlvaine Company predicted the world would be operating 1.7 million MW of coal-fired boilers in 2011.  The new forecast in the continually updated, Coal-fired Boilers: World Analysis and Forecast is for 1.6 million MW of installed capacity.  However, the forecast for 2020 of 2.1 million MW remains unchanged.  The prediction that $2.5 trillion will be invested in new ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • DOE selects projects to conserve freshwater at coal-fired power plants

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 10 projects aimed at developing advanced technologies and concepts to minimize freshwater withdrawal and consumption by coal-based power systems. By improving the environmental performance of coal, America's most abundant energy resource, the projects will strengthen national energy security and help provide clean, affordable, abundant ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Coal-Fired Generators Can Be Green

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    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Nuclear Power Plant Maker Offers to Replace Two Coal Fired Power Plants

    American Atomics will release a plan later this month to replace two of the nation's oldest fossil fuel fired power plants with modern, zero-emissions plants. The Gallatin Fossil Plant in Tennessee and the Big Sandy Power Plant in Kentucky would both be decommissioned and their base load power production duties assumed by the new environmentally neutral plants. Switchover from the old coal ...


  • Ex-Im Bank rejects coal-fired plant in Vietnam

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States has rejected a proposal to provide financing for a new coal-fired power plant in Vietnam. The bank's board of directors cites the project's likely effect on global warming in its vote on Thursday. President Barack Obama said last month that the U.S. will no longer support building coal-fired power plants abroad as part of an effort to curtail global ...


    By Associated Press

  • $2.5 Trillion Investment In New Coal-fired Plants In The Next 25 Years

    World coal-fired power generation capacity will rise from 1.3 million MW in 2006, to 1.7 million MW in 2011, and to 2.7 million MW in 2030.  This will require more than 1.7 million MW of new coal-fired construction to account for retirements as well as growth. The investment in these new plants will exceed $2.5 trillion.  This is the prediction in the new McIlvaine online continuously ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Life after life - coal fired energy plants in Ontario may not die

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has launched Phase 2 of its biomass testing program at Nanticoke Generating Station. OPG is testing the use of biomass as a new energy source for Ontario by mixing biomass - primarily of wood pellets and agricultural by-products such as grain screenings and milling spoils that can be easily burned - to generate electricity. "We continue to look for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Hundreds of New Coal-fired Ethanol Plants Will Create a Huge Equipment Market

    The U.S. is following the lead of Brazil and is building hundreds of ethanol plants with the goal of substituting this home grown product for gasoline. While the first plants were built with gas-fired boilers, new plants are likely to use coal-fired steam generators. Some are already operating and others are in construction. The impact of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coal-fired power plants help ESRL scientists and colleagues verify satellite pollution measurements

    In a strange twist, polluting power plants in the West are actually helping advance air quality research. A new study by ESRL scientists and colleagues used the large pollution plumes from rural Western power plants to understand satellite measurements of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution over urban areas including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, and Phoenix. There’s good news in the data: urban ...

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