Decarbonization Avenue : Enhancing thermal power plant efficiency


High capital costs of IGCC power plants

Integrated gasification combined cycle power plants have the potential to offer much higher efficiencies than most of the currently operating coal power plants, but a key bottleneck in implementing IGCC is its much higher capital costs compared to other coal power plant technologies.

The high upfront costs have been a key stumbling block to the faster adoption of IGCC power plant technologies worldwide for new coal power plants globally.

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  • Finance professional
  • Power engineer
  • Venture capital or private equity professional
  • Investment banking professional
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  • Energy efficiency

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