Current comprehensive costs & performance baseline parameters for combined coal-to-chemicals and electrical generation arrays:

 

Electric power, syngas and ammonia

 

Electric power and coal-to-liquids via

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

 

Electric power,synthetic natural gas and ammonia

 

NOTE: In my opinion, with these arrays the captured CO2 should be sequestered into methanol as the hydrogen source is available onsite or shipped in of necessity with the building of these plants. 

 

The full range of ammonia & methanol-derived monetizable products may be manufactured with further refinery construction, or the ammonia and/or methanol sold to offsite clients at the discretion of management.

 

There is no good reason why any emissions-compliant coal electric plant, whether direct gasification or conventional with CO2 capture and retrofit  refinery skids, should not yield over a net 30% IRR.

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AN UNFASHIONABLE SOLUTION:

 

Private-sector non-disruptive innovation

via modified vertical integration-based

industrial development templates

 

Backgrounders:

 

Modular carbon capture-to-chemicals retrofit to existing coal plants

 

https://grumpydenier.wordpress.com/guest-posts/w-james-obrien/manufacturing-and-selling-industrial-grade-carbon-dioxide/

 

https://grumpydenier.wordpress.com/guest-posts/w-james-obrien/increasing-coal-plant-revenues-in-a-shrinking-demand-era/

 

https://grumpydenier.wordpress.com/guest-posts/w-james-obrien/calculating-the-levelised-cost-of-electricity-w-james-obrien/

 

http://www.coalblog.org/2010/09/01/finding-site-specific-solutions-to-facilitate-co-manufacture-of-cost-effective-coal-combustion-byproducts/

 

 http://www.coalblog.org/2014/07/02/ccus-options-for-coal-plant-conversion/

 

 

 

 

EXAMPLES OF TEMPLATE-COMPLIANT POWER PLANTS:

 

Global map of coal and/or biomass gasification facilities

 

http://www.dakotagas.com

 

http://www.eastman.com/Company/Sustainability/features/Environment/Pages/Cogeneration.aspx

 

http://saskpowerccs.com/

Carbon dioxide as plant food:  CO2SCIENCE.ORG

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Stand-alone electric power generation is not cost-effective unless annual national GDP growth exceeds 7%, the national prime rate is 10% or more, and 70% of the workforce is gainfully employed.

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HOW TO FIGURE PRODUCTION YIELDS

FOR CARBON DIOXIDE-DERIVED CO-PRODUCED CHEMICALS

 

STEP A

 

Use any or all of the following

to balance your production equations:

 

http://www.chemicalaid.com/tools/equationbalancer.php

 

http://www.gregthatcher.com/Chemistry/BalanceChemicalEquations.aspx

 

STEP B

 

Determine the molecular weights of the corresponding

 produced chemicals so you can determine

the hourly tonnage of production output

 

http://www.convertunits.com/compounds/

 

http://www.lenntech.com/calculators/molecular/molecular-weight-calculator.htm

 

http://dl.clackamas.edu/ch104-03/molesof.htm

 

STEP C

 

Find the price at ICIS & other chemical costing Websites.

 

Firms that design and build these plants can be located through the Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine business directory.

 

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