The U.S. Department of Energy`s integrated gasification combined cycle research, development and demonstration program

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Historically, coal has played a major role as a fuel source for power generation both domestically and abroad. Despite increasingly stringent environmental constraints and affordable natural gas, coal will remain one of the primary fuels for producing electricity. This is due to its abundance throughout the world, low price, ease of transport an export, decreasing capital cost for coal-based systems, and the need to maintain fuel diversity. Recognizing the role coal will continue to play, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is working in partnership with industry to develop ways to use this abundant fuel resource in a manner that ... continued below

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Brdar, R.D. & Cicero, D.C. July 1, 1996.

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Historically, coal has played a major role as a fuel source for power generation both domestically and abroad. Despite increasingly stringent environmental constraints and affordable natural gas, coal will remain one of the primary fuels for producing electricity. This is due to its abundance throughout the world, low price, ease of transport an export, decreasing capital cost for coal-based systems, and the need to maintain fuel diversity. Recognizing the role coal will continue to play, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is working in partnership with industry to develop ways to use this abundant fuel resource in a manner that is more economical, more efficient and environmentally superior to conventional means to burn coal. The most promising of these technologies is integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) systems. Although IGCC systems offer many advantages, there are still several hurdles that must be overcome before the technology achieves widespread commercial acceptance. The major hurdles to commercialization include reducing capital and operating costs, reducing technical risk, demonstrating environmental and technical performance at commercial scale, and demonstrating system reliability and operability. Overcoming these hurdles, as well as continued progress in improving system efficiency, are the goals of the DOE IGCC research, development and demonstrate (RD and D) program. This paper provides an overview of this integrated RD and D program and describes fundamental areas of technology development, key research projects and their related demonstration scale activities.

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  • 58. annual meeting of the American power conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 9-11 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96013352
  • Report No.: DOE/METC/C--96/7231
  • Report No.: CONF-960426--11
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 270755
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668084

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Brdar, R.D. & Cicero, D.C. The U.S. Department of Energy`s integrated gasification combined cycle research, development and demonstration program, article, July 1, 1996; Morgantown, West Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668084/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.