CCS: Coal’s Biggest Challenge

  • Ligang Zheng
Conference paper


Coal, next to oil, is the second most important energy source due to wide distribution and large quantity. Coal is a very economical fuel about $0.50/GJ–$2.50/GJ (NG usually is $6/GJ–$12/GJ. Currently it is $4.03/GJ for July, 2011 delivery). It is the largest fuel source for power generation: 40% world electricity is generated by coal; its shares are about 80% in China and 50% in the U.S. An extensive coal based energy infrastructure has been built up over the years and is in good service.


Carbon Capture Coal Utilization Methane Leakage Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Selective Catalytic Reactor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg & Tsinghua University Press 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ligang Zheng
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  1. 1.CanmentENERGYOttawaCanada

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