THE COAL FUTURE: ECONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF INITIATIVES AND INNOVATIONS TO SECURE FUEL SUPPLY INDEPENDENCE

Nuclear power costs are reevaluated to determine the ceiling price for coal. Low sulfur coal reserves are reestimated on a consumer rather than on an as mined basis. Coal reserve/resource estimating procedures are analyzed for their policy content. Comparative cost estimates are developed for unit trains, slurry pipelines and high pressure pneumatic pipelines. Low Btu coal gasification and stack gas scrubbing are compared for SO2 removal. An analysis of medium Btu coal gasification to increase coal markets is made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-247 679.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Center for Advanced Computation
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Rieber, M
    • Soo, S L
    • Stuckel, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 227 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UIUC-CAC-DN-75-163 Final Rpt., NSF/RA/N-75/037
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-35821
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM