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Title: Creating markets for captured carbon: Retrofit of Abbott Power Plant and Future Utilization of Captured CO 2

The successful implementation of CCUS requires the confluence of technology, regulatory, and financial factors. One of the factors that impact this confluence is the ability to utilize and monetize captured CO 2. The generally accepted utilization approach has been CO 2-based Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), yet this is not always feasible and/or a preferable approach. There is a need to be able to explore a multitude of utilization approaches in order to identify a portfolio of potential utilization mechanisms. This portfolio must be adapted based on the economy of the region. In response to this need, the University of Illinois has formed a Carbon Dioxide Utilization and Reduction (COOULR) Center. The open nature of the university, coupled with a university policy to reduce CO 2 emissions, provides a model for the issues communities will face when attempting to reduce emissions while still maintaining reliable and affordable power. This Center is one of the key steps in the formation of a market for captured CO 2. Furthermore, the goal of the Center is to not only evaluate technologies, but also demonstrate at a large pilot scale how communities may be able to adjust to the need to reduce GHG emissions.
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  1. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Champaign, IL (United States)
  2. Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)
  3. Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL (United States)
  4. Linde LLC, Murray Hill, NJ (United States)
  5. Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI), Champaign, IL (United States)
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Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 114; Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Research Org:
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Country of Publication:
United States
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; carbon capture; utilization market; coal-fired power plant retrofit; emissions goals
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