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An economic and environmental assessment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) power plants: a case study for the City of Kiel

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  • Soren Lindner
  • Sonja Peterson
  • Wilhelm Windhorst

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In the not too distant future several power plants throughout Europe will have to be replaced and the decision has to be made whether to build coal-fired power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS). In a study for the city of Kiel in northern Germany only an 800�MW coal power plant reaches a required minimum for rentability. This study looks at an additional economic and environmental evaluation of a coal plant with CCS. We find that in two out of three carbon and energy price scenarios integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants with CCS have the greatest rentability. Pulverised coal (PC) plants with CCS can only compete with other options under very favourable assumptions. Life-cycle emissions from CCS are less than 70% of a coal plant - compared with at least more than 80% when only considering direct emissions from plants. However, life-cycle emissions are lower than in any other assessed option.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Volume (Year): 53 (2010)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 1069-1088

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Keywords: coal-fired power plants; carbon capture and storage (CCS); cash flow analysis; life cycle analysis;

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  1. Praetorius, Barbara & Schumacher, Katja, 2009. "Greenhouse gas mitigation in a carbon constrained world: The role of carbon capture and storage," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 5081-5093, December.
  2. Daiju Narita, 2008. "The Use of CCS in Global Carbon Management: Simulation with the DICE Model," Kiel Working Papers 1440, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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