Coal is the most abundant and economical fossil fuel in the world and over 6,400 million tonnes of coal were produced globally in 2008. More than 80% of the world’s coal reserves are located in the United States, China, India, Russia, Australia, and South Africa. Coal is primarily used for the generation of electricity, with smaller volumes used for industrial process heat and in steel production.
Coal is the currently the most frequently used fuel for electricity generation. Coal produces about 42% of the world’s electricity. On a levelized cost of production basis, the global market value of coal-fired electricity exceeded $400 billion in 2008.
Coal is an important fuel source and will likely remain so due to its low cost and abundance. However, the use of coal in combustion to generate electricity leads to various environmental challenges. The coal industry continues to develop various clean coal technologies to address these challenges. In 2008, global generation of electricity using clean coal technologies is currently valued at over $61 billion. Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide
includes a broad review of the market for clean coal technologies for coal-fired electricity generation. The report provides a discussion of several of the technologies employed or in development to address the environmental impact of coal. The market demand for coal, electricity, and clean coal-fired electricity is quantified and projections for growth in demand are provided, along with the key factors influencing this growth. The report also provides profiles of 14 companies active in clean coal. Report Methodology
The information in Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide
is based on primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed in-depth interviews with firms involved in the development of clean coal technologies and coal-fired electricity generation to obtain information on the developing market and factors shaping the industry. Secondary research entailed data gathering from relevant sources, including government and industry publications, company literature and corporate annual reports. What You’ll Get in This ReportClean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide
contains important insights and projections regarding the future of this market around the world. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and data that Clean Coal Energy Technologies: Markets and Trends Worldwide
offers. Subscribers will benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs. How You’ll Benefit from This Report
If your company is already doing business in the market for clean coal technologies for coal-fired power generation, or is considering entering the marketplace, you will find this report invaluable. It provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current global market for clean coal technologies for coal-fired power generation, as well as projected markets and trends through 2013.
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