Coal gasification is the process of producing syngas—a mixture consisting primarily of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H 2), carbon dioxide (CO 2), natural gas (CH 4), and water vapour (H 2 O)—from coal and water, air and/or oxygen.. Historically, coal was gasified to produce coal gas, also known as "town gas".Coal gas is combustible and was used for heating and municipal lighting, before
With carbon capture, the cost of electricity from an IGCC plant would increase approximately 33%. For a natural gas CC, the increase is approximately 46%. For a pulverized coal plant, the increase is approximately 57%.
February 2014: LNG Plant Cost Escalation 1 Chapter 1 1.1 Context & Reason for Paper The decade of the 2000s saw the emergence of certain developing nations, one subset often referred
For nuclear power (2200 MWe plant), capital cost including financing (at a high discount rate) ranged from $6500 to $12,250 per kilowatt, and the LCOE accordingly varied from $112 to $189/MWh. For a 600 MWe coal plant the capital cost ranged from $3000 to $8400/kW, giving a LCOE of $60 to $143/MWh.