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Issue 1, 2010
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Co-production of decarbonized synfuels and electricity from coal + biomass with CO2 capture and storage: an Illinois case study

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Abstract

Energy, carbon, and economic performances are estimated for facilities co-producing Fischer–Tropsch Liquid (FTL) fuels and electricity from a co-feed of biomass and coal in Illinois, with capture and storage of by-product CO2. The estimates include detailed modeling of supply systems for corn stover or mixed prairie grasses (MPG) and of feedstock conversion facilities. Biomass feedstock costs in Illinois (delivered at a rate of one million tonnes per year, dry basis) are $ 3.8/GJHHV for corn stover and $ 7.2/GJHHV for MPG. Under a strong carbon mitigation policy, the economics of co-producing low-carbon fuels and electricity from a co-feed of biomass and coal in Illinois are promising. An extrapolation to the United States of the results for Illinois suggests that nationally significant amounts of low-carbon fuels and electricity could be produced this way.

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The article was received on 12 Jun 2009, accepted on 25 Sep 2009 and first published on 09 Nov 2009


Article type: Analysis
DOI: 10.1039/B911529C
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2010,3, 28-42
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    Co-production of decarbonized synfuels and electricity from coal + biomass with CO2 capture and storage: an Illinois case study

    E. D. Larson, G. Fiorese, G. Liu, R. H. Williams, T. G. Kreutz and S. Consonni, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 28
    DOI: 10.1039/B911529C

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