Presuming CCS is planned or already in place, your coal plant may already have on hand many of the components necessary for mobilizing this economic powerhouse. marketing research and implementation professionals to help guide your coal plant’s co-production commodity selection effort. If working with a steel industry coproduction partner, an oxyfuel burner which uses CO2 as a fuel supplement to significantly improve burner efficiency is Linde Gases’ REBOX™ burner array. Foster-Wheeler and Babcock & Wilcox also provide oxyfuel coal burner conversion packages with CCS capabilities for existing conventional plants. Presuming CCS is planned or already in place, your coal plant may already have on hand many of the components necessary for mobilizing this economic powerhouse. Basic equipment additions to existing coal plant facilities include the following: • A free nitrogen skid as manufactured by Praxair™, Air Liquide™ or Linde™;
• An oxygen skid as manufactured and installed by Praxair™, Air Liquide™ or Linde™; • Associated liquid and chilled CO2 tanks and pumps, appropriate refrigeration skids as provided by Trane™ or Carrier™; • Counter-flow vertical wet scrubbers or similar flue gas and liquid mixing devices as provided by CrollReynolds™ or Verantis™; • Process skids for manufacture of the desired marketable product (a prospective venture partner would provide these if they are not already on hand); • A storage and delivery system for finished product is needed as well as a reputable logistics and supply chain management subcontract provider is needed to execute the sales and marketing campaign. 2010 Membership
Industrial co-production offers a freemarket, non-governmental, growth-driving method that can be profitable enough to enable the non-crippling imposition of excise taxes for carbon dioxide usage, both as a fuel and as an industrial feedstock. This strategy allows carbon emissions reductions to feed industrial growth without bankrupting the U.S., thereby neutralizing the “us or them” logic of Copenhagen, which predicates the growth of emerging economies on the terminal undermining of America’s growing prosperity. To round out this American “win-win” strategy, a means of stabilizing and upholding commodity prices for fertilizer, steel and iron, and chemical products must be implemented on the government side by applying principles which have upheld America’s agricultural might since before the 1930s Depression through the “Food for Peace” program model. Co-producing coal plants in the U.S. donate these surplus industrial co-products to emerging economies. However, the commodities they then produced would be constrained from re-entering the U.S. market altogether, or except as finished goods. This Directory:Layout would control supply-and-demand 1 2/16/2010 2:25 based PM
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