CO2 capture-ready ultra-supercritical coal power plants

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Decarbonisation of fossil electricity generation is unlikely to be achieved without carbon capture and storage (CCS). In a period where fast learning-curves for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies can be expected it is important that fossil plants built as CO2 capture-ready (CCR) are able to incorporate technology developments that occur during the period of time when the plant operates without capture. This chapter introduces strategies to design ultra-supercritical coal plants as CCR and follow the general principles of low additional capital cost, no upfront performance penalty, good performance with capture throughout a plant operating life and the ability to operate with the capture unit by-passed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltra-Supercritical Coal Power Plants: Materials, Technologies and Optimisation
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780857091161
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Capture ready
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Post-combustion capture
  • Steam turbines

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