FIGURE 7.A.4 One proposed research, development, and demonstration timetable for clean coal technologies.

FIGURE 7.A.4 One proposed research, development, and demonstration timetable for clean coal technologies.

Source: EPRI presentation at the AEF Committee’s fossil fuels workshop, 2008.

recommendations differ somewhat from the committee’s estimates presented in Chapter 7 that about 10 GW of coal-fired electric power generation with CCS could be installed by 2020, they reflect a common view that there is a need to move to demonstration of CCS at large scale.

EPRI has estimated that the cumulative cost of the identified RD&D program would be $8 billion by 2017 and $17 billion by 2025, which is consistent with an earlier estimated need of $800–850 million per year (MIT, 2007). While many research projects are involved, the costs are dominated by the need to acquire years of experience with large-scale demonstration projects, both regard-



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