A_REVIEW_OF_NON-RENEWABLE_ENERGY_OPTIONS_IN_ILLINOIS_by_Agyarko+Mansoori.pdf (1.32 MB)
Download file

A review of non-renewable energy options in Illinois

Download (1.32 MB)
journal contribution
posted on 15.04.2014, 00:00 authored by L. Barnie Agyarko, G. Ali Mansoori
The State of Illinois has the largest non-renewable (fossil) energy reserves among all the states in the United States. We report our studies on coal, oil and gas energy resources, conversions, consumptions and carbon dioxide sequestration advances in Illinois from the point of view of sustainability in energy and environmental. This includes reserves and characteristics of coal, oil and gas in the Illinois Basin, enhanced oil recovery possibilities, coal-bed-methane recovery, underground coal gasification possibilities, and natural gas production potential from the New Albany Shale through hydraulic fracturing, as well as the benefits and technological problems which may be encountered. We also analyze the present underground gas storage facilities and the benefits and potential for underground carbon dioxide storage options in Illinois. Considering that the major end-use version of energy in Illinois is electricity, we investigate the role of “Clean Air Act” on the future of “clean coal technology” fossil-fueled power plants in Illinois.

History

Publisher Statement

This is a copy of an article published in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology © 2013 Inderscience. The final publication is available at http://www.inderscience.com/ doi: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2013.052246

Publisher

Inderscience

Language

en_US

issn

1753-3309

Issue date

01/06/2013

Usage metrics

Categories

Exports