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Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide

Introduction

Coal is the most abundant and economical fossil fuel in the world and over 6,400 million tonnes of coal were produced globally in 2008. More than 80% of the world’s coal reserves are located in the United States, China, India, Russia, Australia, and South Africa. Coal is primarily used for the generation of electricity, with smaller volumes used for industrial process heat and in steel production.

Coal is the currently the most frequently used fuel for electricity generation. Coal produces about 42% of the world’s electricity. On a levelized cost of production basis, the global market value of coal-fired electricity exceeded $400 billion in 2008.

Coal is an important fuel source and will likely remain so due to its low cost and abundance. However, the use of coal in combustion to generate electricity leads to various environmental challenges. The coal industry continues to develop various clean coal technologies to address these challenges. In 2008, global generation of electricity using clean coal technologies is currently valued at over $61 billion.

Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide includes a broad review of the market for clean coal technologies for coal-fired electricity generation. The report provides a discussion of several of the technologies employed or in development to address the environmental impact of coal. The market demand for coal, electricity, and clean coal-fired electricity is quantified and projections for growth in demand are provided, along with the key factors influencing this growth. The report also provides profiles of 14 companies active in clean coal.

Report Methodology

The information in Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide is based on primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed in-depth interviews with firms involved in the development of clean coal technologies and coal-fired electricity generation to obtain information on the developing market and factors shaping the industry. Secondary research entailed data gathering from relevant sources, including government and industry publications, company literature and corporate annual reports.

What You’ll Get in This Report

Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide contains important insights and projections regarding the future of this market around the world. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and data that Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide offers. Subscribers will benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You’ll Benefit from This Report

If your company is already doing business in the market for clean coal technologies for coal-fired power generation, or is considering entering the marketplace, you will find this report invaluable. It provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current global market for clean coal technologies for coal-fired power generation, as well as projected markets and trends through 2013.

This report will help:

  • Marketing managers understand the market forces shaping the market for clean coal technologies and identify market opportunities.

  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for clean coal technologies.

  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.

  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, product managers, and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


Market Insights: A Selection From The Report


Coal is an important fuel source and will likely remain so due to its low cost and abundance.  However, the use of coal in combustion to generate electricity leads to various environmental challenges. Clean coal is a term used to describe a collection of technologies either in use or in development to reduce the environmental impact of coal utilized in electricity production. Global generation of electricity using clean coal technologies is currently valued at over $61 billion.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Coal consumption for electricity conversion is expected to increase by 3.9% per year between 2009 and 2013. Simultaneously, countries around the world have initiated significant effort and regulation to reduce the anthropogenic contribution to global climate change by legislating caps or reductions on allowable greenhouse gas emissions. 

With nearly 2,250 pounds of carbon dioxide emitted per megawatt hour electricity produced from an average coal plant in the United States, the volume of carbon dioxide far outpaces other pollutants emitted from coal combustion. Therefore, an important component of the coal industry’s research and development will increasingly become the level to which carbon dioxide emissions associated with coal-fired power conversion can be reduced. Improvements in conversion efficiency levels, previously discussed in this chapter, have lead to moderate carbon dioxide reductions from coal-fired power plants. However, the most promising option for significant carbon emissions reductions for the future is carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

Carbon capture and sequestration technologies involve the removal, or capture, of carbon dioxide emissions from the exhaust stream from coal combustion or gasification processes and the subsequent disposal, or sequestration, of these emissions in such a way that they do not enter the atmosphere. As a result, carbon capture and sequestration has the potential to provide near-elimination of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion.

Carbon Capture

Carbon dioxide capture accounts for nearly 80% of the cost of the carbon capture and storage process. Carbon capture involves the removal and concentration of the gas in flue gas streams by physical and/or chemical processes. The processes involve altering the pressure and temperature of the flue gas stream to produce pure carbon dioxide, which is then compressed and transported for long-term storage.

In the News


Coal Goes Green with Worldwide Investment in Clean Coal Technologies

New York, May 13, 2009 - Coal has gained a new shade of “green” thanks to substantial global investments being made in clean coal technologies that mitigate the harmful environmental effects of conventional coal, an abundant and well-distributed fossil fuel.

Coal is the single largest fuel source currently used and accounts for almost 42% of the world’s electricity. According to Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide, the latest report from leading industrial market research publisher SBI, the global market value of coal-fired electricity exceeded $400 billion on a levelized cost of production basis in 2008. Global generation of electricity using clean coal technologies is currently valued at more than $61 billion.

Clean coal technologies are generally segmented into three areas of focus: the reduction or elimination of pollutant emissions such as particulates and sulfur and nitrogen oxides; the improvement of conversion technologies to increase efficiency; and the reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions with the development of carbon capture and storage. SBI projects that the deployment of clean coal technologies will continue to expand internationally as coal-fired power generation increases to meet escalating electricity demands worldwide.

“Several factors impact the global outlook for coal-fired power generation. In addition to growth in the demand for electricity, the abundance of coal as a fuel source and its low cost compared to alternative energy solutions favor the continued use of coal for power generation around the world,” says Shelley Carr, associate publisher of SBI.

Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide features a broad review of the market for clean coal technologies for coal-fired electricity generation. The report provides a discussion of several of the technologies employed or in development to address the environmental impact of coal. The market demand for coal, electricity, and clean coal-fired electricity is quantified and projections for growth in demand are provided, along with the key factors influencing said growth. The report also provides profiles of 14 companies active in clean coal, and contains projected markets and trends through 2013.

About SBI

SBI (Specialists in Business Information) publishes research reports in the industrial, energy, building/construction, automotive/transportation and packaging markets. SBI also offers a full range of custom research services.

 

In the News

$3.4 Billion Clean Coal Stimulus Up In Smoke?

New York, September 1, 2010 - Associated Press research reveals recent and current investment in traditional coal plant investment exceeds clean-coal stimulus spending 10 times over.  The findings, as reported by Matt Brown, appeared last week in the Washington Post.

Clean coal energy production received $3.4 billion in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  This sum was intended to further clean coal technologies and the conversion or building of coal plants designed to capture and store greenhouse gases. 

Regardless, some $35 billion has been spent since 2008 in building regular, ‘old-style’ (non-clean) coal plants. Plants that do not capture carbon dioxide.  Sixteen in the last two years; sixteen under construction.  This is good news, though.  According to the AP findings, 151 new coal plants were forecast.

SBI Energy, a leader in cleantech market research, projects the aggregate volume of clean coal electricity generation to grow by 9.4% per year 2009 to 2013 -- a rate nearly 3 times faster than expected underlying global demand for electricity, generally, over the same period.  Coal consumption for electricity conversion is expected to increase by 3.9% per year between 2009 and 2013.  The value of electricity generated through clean coal technologies is concurrently expected to increase by nearly 11-% per year to over $102 billion in 2013. 

Coal, currently the most frequently used fuel for electricity generation, produces about 42% of the world’s electricity.  Its staying power is unquestionable. The juxtaposition of investment in this source, however, is.

About SBI Energy
SBI Energy, a division of MarketResearch.com, publishes research reports in the industrial, energy, building/construction, and automotive/transportation markets.  SBI Energy also offers a full range of custom research services. 

  • Executive Summary
    • Overview
      • Table Environmental Challenges Presented by Various Coal Plant Emissions, 2008
      • Pollutant Emission Reductions
        • Table Comparison of Particulate Removal Systems, 2008
      • Conversion Efficiency Improvements
        • Table Average Achievable Combustion Efficiency by Combustion Technology, 2008
        • Table Pressure, Temperature, & Efficiency Comparison of PCC Steam Units, 2008
      • Carbon Capture and Sequestration
      • Carbon Sequestration
      • Global Electricity Demand
      • Coal Power Generation
      • Global Electricity Demand Projections
      • Outlook for Coal Power
      • Clean Coal Outlook and Winning Technologies
      • Report Scope
      • Report Format
      • Report Methodology
      • Abbreviations
        • Table Abbreviations Utilized in Report
  • Technology Types
    • Overview
      • Coal
        • Table Top Five Producers of World Hard Coal, 2008
        • Table World Electricity Generated from Coal, 2008
        • Table Environmental Challenges Presented by Various Coal Plant Emissions, 2008
        • Table Average Emission Rates from Coal-Fired Electricity Generation, 2008
        • Table Clean Coal Technologies and Emissions Addressed, 2008
      • Pollutant Emission Reductions
      • Particulate Removal Systems
        • Table Comparison of Particulate Removal Systems, 2008
      • Flue Gas Desulfurization
        • Table Comparison of Flue Gas Desulphurization Systems, 2008
      • Nitrogen Oxide Reduction Systems
        • Table Comparison of Nitrogen Oxide-Reducing Flue Gas Systems, 2008
      • Conversion Efficiency Improvements
        • Table Average Achievable Combustion Efficiency by Combustion Technology, 2008
        • Table Pressure, Temperature, & Efficiency Comparison of PCC Steam Units, 2008
      • Subcritical Pulverized Coal Combustion
      • Supercritical Pulverized Coal Combustion
      • Ultra-Supercritical Pulverized Coal Combustion
      • Bubbling Fluidized Bed Combustion
      • Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion
      • Carbon Capture and Sequestration
      • Pre-Combustion Capture
      • Oxyfuel Combustion
      • Post Combustion Capture
      • Chemical Looping Combustion
      • Carbon Transportation
      • Carbon Sequestration
      • Deep Saline Formations
      • Deep Coal Seams
      • Depleted Oil and Gas Fields
      • Other Geological Storage
  • Market Size and Segmentation
    • Overview
      • Global Coal Production
      • Global Coal Consumption
        • Table Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Member Nations, 2008
      • Global Electricity Demand
      • Coal Power Generation
      • Clean Coal Technologies
      • Carbon Dioxide
      • Sulfur Dioxide
      • Nitrogen Oxides
      • Mercury
      • Lead
      • Particulates
        • Table Recent Ultra Supercritical Plants in China
  • Market Factors and Projections
    • Overview
      • Global Coal Supply Trends
      • Global Coal Demand Trends
      • Regional Coal Demand Trends
      • Global Electricity Demand Projections
      • Outlook for Coal Power
        • Table World Electricity Generated from Natural Gas, 2008
        • Table World's Proved Reserves of Natural Gas, 2008
        • Table World Electricity Generated from Nuclear, 2008
        • Table World Electricity Generated from Hydroelectric, 2008
        • Table World Electricity Generated from Wind, 2008
        • Table World Electricity Generated from Solar, 2008
        • Table Cost and Sustainability of World Electricity Generation by Fuel Type, 2008
      • Environmental Impact of Coal
        • Table Kyoto Protocol Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets (% change from 1990 level)
      • Clean Coal Outlook and Winning Technologies
      • Carbon Capture and Storage - Outlook
        • Table Carbon Capture and Sequestration Funding in the European Union, 2008
  • Participant Profiles
    • Overview
      • Table Description of Companies Profiled
    • Alstom
      • Table Alstom Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • American Electric Power
      • Table American Electric Power Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • BP
      • Table BP Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Citigroup
      • Table Citigroup Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • ConocoPhillips
      • Table ConocoPhillips Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Duke Energy
      • Table Duke Energy Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Foster Wheeler, Incorporated
      • Table Foster Wheeler, Incorporated Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • General Electric
      • Table General Electric Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Merrill Lynch
      • Table Merrill Lynch Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Morgan Stanley
      • Table Morgan Stanley Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Morgan Stanley Product Mix, Pre and Post Smith Barney Merger, 2008 and 2008 pro forma (percent)
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Praxair, Incorporated
      • Table Praxair, Incorporated Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Royal Dutch Shell
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Siemens
      • Table Siemens Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Tampa Electric Company
      • Table Tampa Electric Company Profile
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Tampa Electric Power Plants, 2009
      • Performance
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes

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