Power Generation Technologies of the Future

  • ID: 3952268
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 68 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Cleaner and More Efficient Coal-Based Power Generation Solutions For the Future

Climate change has transformed as a global issue with almost all nations considering adoption of new strategies and technology advancements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The power generation sector, which is as a key source of GHG emissions plays a key role as it exhibits significant potential for GHG mitigation.

Coal happens to be one of the most important power source providing for approximately 40% of the global energy demands. Developing nations still depend on coal for their power production. However, recent developments such as the global initiatives to reduce emissions and adopt renewable energy have called for developing and adopting newer solutions for coal based power. These solutions are primarily targeted to offer better efficiency and lower emissions. These two factors are interrelated and are at present governing all the energy research and projects globally.

In order to fully bring the role of technology progress into play, it is imperative to identify advanced power generation technologies technologies and independently strengthen their ability in research, demonstration and application. The technologies that are of focus in this research service are Chemical Looping Combustion, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle, Magnetohydrodynamic Power Cycle and supercritical CO2 based power generation.

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1. Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Process and Methodology
1.3 Key Findings

2. Coal-based Power Generation - Overview
2.1 Conventional Coal-Based Power Generation Scenario
2.2 Need for Better Technologies to Improve Coal-based Power Efficiency
2.3 New Technologies for Efficient and Clean Power Generation

3. Power Technologies of the Future
3.1 Introduction to Chemical Looping Combustion
3.2 Academic Institutes Play a Vital Role in Technology Demonstration of CLC-based Solutions
3.3 Increasing Research and Funding Initiatives Facilitate Technology Development and Demonstration
3.4 Encouraging Results from Recent Research Is a Major Driver
3.5 Funding Has Aided Technical and Techno-Economic Advances
3.6 Further Developments Should Be toward Commercializing the Technology Soon
3.7 Introduction to Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
3.8 China Is a Leader in the Gasification Market and Has the Potential to Lead Global IGCC Adoption
3.9 Reliability Issues of IGCC Can Hinder Adoption
3.10 Governments Have Expressed Confidence in Technology by Funding IGCC
3.11 Better Reliability and Low-cost Operation Would Improve the Technology Adoption Greatly
3.12 Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamic Power Cycle
3.13 Reduced Mechanical Losses Is a Notable Advantage of MHD Technology
3.14 Recent MHD Projects Focusing on Material Research
3.15 MHD Power Cycle Offers Ample Scope for Integration with Many Power Generation Systems
3.16 Advanced Combustion Turbines to Be the Primary Area of Research
3.17 Introduction to Supercritical CO Power Cycle
3.18 Agile Turbomachinery Is a Huge Boost for Adoption of sCO Power Cycle
3.19 Funding Has Been Favorable for Setting up Pilot-scale Projects
3.20 R&D Funding Is Increasingly Sought for Developing Advanced sCOPower Plants
3.21 Significant Co-operation Observed Among Organizations for sCO2 Research
3.22 Lightweight Turbomachinery Has Enabled Numerous Potential Applications for sCO Cycle
3.23 Hardware Component Development to Be the Primary Area of Research

4. Comparative Analysis of Power Generation Technologies of the Future
4.1 Definition of Assessment Parameters
4.2 Improvement in Efficiency Can Improve Cost-Performance Scenario
4.3 Improved Carbon Sequestration Can Increase Technology Adoption
4.4 Higher Carbon Capture and Sequestration Capabilities Add Advantage to CLC
4.5 Better Efficiency and Funding Are the Advantages of IGCC
4.6 High Efficiency and Carbon Capture Observed in Supercritical CO2-based Plants

5. Insights from Comparative Assessment of Technologies
5.1 IGCC Will Dominate Clean Power Production till 2020
5.2 CLC Will Emerge as a Commercial Solution Post 2020

6. Appendix: Key Patents and Contacts
6.1 Chemical Looping Combustion
6.2 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
6.3 Magnetohydrodynamic Power Generation
6.4 Supercritical CO2 Power Generation
6.5 Key Contacts

7. The Publisher's Story
7.1 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company & Career
7.2 Global Perspective
7.3 Industry Convergence
7.4 360º Research Perspective
7.5 Implementation Excellence
7.6 Our Blue Ocean Strategy
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