TRANSPORTATION COSTS FOR NEW FUEL FORMS PRODUCED FROM LOW RANK US COALS

Transportation costs are examined for four types of new fuel forms (solid, syncrude, methanol, and slurry) produced from the low rank coals found in the lower 48 states of the USA. Nine low rank coal deposits are considered as possible feedstocks for mine mouth processing plants. Transportation modes analyzed include ship/barge, pipelines, rail, and truck. The largest potential market for the new fuel forms is coal-fired utility boilers without emission controls. Lowest cost routes from each of the nine source regions to supply this market are determined.

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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Newcombe, R J
    • McKelvey, D G
    • Ruether, J A
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/PETC/TR-90/10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM