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Energy Analyses

The Office of Fossil Energy conducts energy analyses to assess the economics of advanced process concepts in support of near-zero emissions power plants.

Environmental Activities. These analyses include potential environmental impacts (e.g., on water quality, air emissions, solid waste disposal, climate change) of fossil fuel use and large-scale deployment of different generations of CCS.  Of particular interest in FY 2016 are the life-cycle environmental emissions for existing and advanced fossil fuel technologies.

Technical and Economic Analyses. The Technical and Economic Analyses element supports program strategic planning by identifying major challenges, technologies, and advanced concepts that have the potential to improve the efficiency, cost, and/or environmental performance of fossil energy systems.  In FY 2016, these analyses will include technical and economic studies such as benefit cost analysis and CCS deployment projections.