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Cost analysis of carbon capture and storage for the Latrobe Valley
Cost analysis of carbon capture and storage for the Latrobe Valley

28th February 2010

Topic(s): Economics, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

This report assesses the cost and economic environment of different carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, in order to make a decision regarding the best approach for capturing and then sequestering the carbon‐dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of a brown coal fired power plant in Southeastern Australia. In this report, carbon capture and storage is defined as capturing the CO2from the plant’s flue gas emissions and securing this COin a location where it will probably not be re‐released into the environment. Avoiding COemissions due to process changes is also considered. Specifically, we consider well known technologies that require captured carbon to be compressed and sequestered underground and a new approach proposed by Calera Corporation.  This report will focus on the levelized cost of electricity generation for each technology, as a function of the price for COemissions, to compare the Calera process with the traditional COcapture processes. We will assume the local economic conditions that prevail in the Latrobe Valley in Australia.

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Economics and policies for carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States: A marginal cost analysis of potential power plant deployment
Economics and policies for carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States: A marginal cost analysis of potential power plant deployment

1st February 2010

Topic(s): Economics, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a technology that can significantly reduce power sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired power plants. CCS technology is currently in development and requires higher construction and operating costs than is currently competitive in the private market. A question that policymakers and investors have is whether a CCS plant will operate economically and be able to sell their power output once built. One way of measuring this utilization rate is to calculate capacity factors of possible CCS power plants. To investigate the economics of CCS generation, a marginal cost dispatch model was developed to simulate the power grid in the Western Interconnection. Hypothetical generic advanced coal power plants with CCS were inserted into the power grid and annual capacity factor values were calculated for a variety of scenarios, including a carbon emission pricing policy.

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The content within the Global CCS Institute Publications, Reports and Research Library is provided for information purposes only. We make every effort and take reasonable care to keep the content of this section up-to-date and error-free. However, we make no claim as to its accuracy, currency or reliability.

Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

The cost of carbon capture and storage demonstration projects in Europe
The cost of carbon capture and storage demonstration projects in Europe

13th January 2010

Topic(s): Economics, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

This report describes the methodology used for the estimation of the costs of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration programme in Europe. Financial needs have been estimated based on the calculation of the difference of lifetime capital and operating costs between CCS and conventional plants; and on assumptions concerning the composition of the CCS demonstration programme. The additional lifetime costs of a CCS demonstration plant have been estimated using reference values for the cost of the CO2 capture technologies (pre- and postcombustion and oxyfuel), which have stemmed from an extensive assessment of literature sources using a transparent methodology, which alleviates to a significant extent the confusion about the economics of CCS technologies.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Strategic analysis of the global status of carbon capture and storage: Report 2
Strategic analysis of the global status of carbon capture and storage: Report 2

1st November 2009

Topic(s): Economics, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

In May 2009, a consortium led by WorleyParsons and comprising Schlumberger, Electric Power Research Institute and Baker & McKenzie was engaged to undertake the Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage.

The consortium was tasked to undertake a comprehensive survey of the status of CCS and to develop a series of reports analysing CCS projects, the economics of CCS, policies supporting CCS development and existing research and development networks.  A fifth report - the Synthesis Report - was also developed and this summarises the findings of the first four reports, and provides a comprehensive assessment of the gaps and barriers to the deployment of large-scale CCS projects, including strategies and recommendations to address these issues.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Carbon capture & storage: Assessing the economics
Carbon capture & storage: Assessing the economics

22nd September 2008

Topic(s): Economics, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

CCS is in a relatively early phase of development, with several key questions remaining, including its costs, timing, and relative attractiveness versus other low carbon opportunities. Furthermore a survey in April 2007 by MIT showed low public awareness of CCS in the US. Other interviews have shown that some confusion around the true economics of CCS exists, exacerbated by the wide range of cost numbers quoted and the limited information on how they are derived. For these reasons, this report aims to create a brief, objective, fact-based, and generally accessible overview of CCS, focusing on the economics and key issues, to help stakeholders understand and assess the technology. It will look ahead as far as 2030. The report has built as much as possible on existing knowledge. It has been based on technologies and measures that are currently relatively well known and understood and likely to be commercially available within the time period covered in this report.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Expert workshop on financing carbon capture and storage: Barriers and solutions
Expert workshop on financing carbon capture and storage: Barriers and solutions

1st July 2007

Topic(s): Economics, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

The CCS Expert Meeting on Finance took place over two days in London.  The Meeting was by invitation only and limited to 80 people that included representatives from Governments, industry, the financial sector academia and research organizations.

The main purpose of the conference was to provide a clearer picture of the options  available to finance CCS projects and to increase the involvement of experts from the financial sector and to discuss financial instruments with industry and Government representatives.  The ultimate outcome of this work will be to identify, encourage and develop world-wide collaboration and practical development of financial mechanisms to accelerate the progression of CCS projects from R&D to commercial reality.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration potential of the APEC region (phase III): final report
Carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration potential of the APEC region (phase III): final report

26th June 2007

Topic(s): Economics, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

The purpose of this project (phase III) was to increase the capacity, expand the knowledge and awareness of APEC economies (China and Mexico) to assess the potential of CCS technologies within their own economies, evaluate the options and implement successful CCS initiatives.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

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