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Research Reports

Yearly Research Reports
2011     2010     2009     2008    2007    2006   2005    Special Reports & Papers


2011 Final Reports

  1. Predicted CO2 Emissions from Indiana Coals During Combustion ~ Maria Mastalerz, Agnieszka Drobniak, and Kathryn R. Shaffer, Indiana Geological Survey (April 2011)

  2. Site Evaluation of Subsidence Risk, Hydrology, and Characterization of Indiana Coals for Underground Coal Gasification ~ Maria Mastalerz, Agnieszka Drobniak, Mary Parke, and John Rupp, Indiana Geological Survey (March 2011)
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2010 Final Reports

  1. Development of Coking/Coal Gasification Concept to Use Indiana Coal for the Production of Metallurgical Coke, Liquid Transportation Fuels, Fertilizer, and Bulk Electric Power (Phase III) ~ Robert Kramer, Purdue Calumet (December 2010)

  2. Gasification Kinetics of Indiana Coals in the Locations Promising for UCG Technologies ~ Arvind Varma, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue (December 2010)

  3. Green Cell Phone Towers ~ Afshin Izadian and Andrew Hsu, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI (Aguust 2010)

  4. Indiana and Coal: Keeping Indiana Energy Cost Competitive ~ SAIC Report submitted to CCTR (June 2010)

  5. Measuring the Ability of Indiana Industries to Pass on Cost Increases Caused by CO2 Legislation ~ F.T. Sparrow, F.T. Sparrow & Associates (June 2010)

  6. Final Report, Contract EDS#A302-9-PSC-CTR-005 ~ F.T. Sparrow, F.T. Sparrow & Associates (March 2010)
       Section 1: Estimating the State and Regional Benefits of the Mining and Use of Illinois Basin Coals
       Section 2: The Impact of Alternative CO2 Legislative Designs on Indiana


2009 Reports

  1. 2009 Indiana Coal Report


2009 Final Reports

  1. Estimating the State and Regional Benefits of the Mining and Use of Illinois Basin Coals ~ F.T. Sparrow, F.T. Sparrow & Associates (September 2009)

  2. Oxy-Fuel Combustion: Laboratory and Pilot Scale Experiments ~ E.J. Miklaszewski, Y. Zheng, and S.F. Son, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (July 2009)

  3. The Potential for Underground Coal Gasification in Indiana ~ Evgeny Shafirovich, Arvind Varma, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University; Maria Mastalerz, Agnieszka Drobniak, John Rupp, Indiana Geological Survey, Final Report (March 2, 2009)


2008 Final Reports
  1. Assessment of the Quality of Indiana Coals for Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Performance ~ Maria Mastalerz, Agnieszka Drobniak, John Rupp and Nelson Shaffer, Indiana Geological Survey (November 2008)
        - Appendix 1 - Coal supply and demand in Indiana
        - Appendix 2 - Coal, electricity and gas transportation systems in Indiana
        - Appendix 3 - Major point sources of CO2 emissions
        - Appendix 4 - Indiana Railroad System
        - Appendix 5 - Danville coal maps
        - Appendix 6 - Hymera coal maps
        - Appendix 7 - Springfield coal maps
        - Appendix 8 - Seelyville coal maps
        - FINAL85 Figures
    Note: Appendices 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and "FINAL85 Figures" are the six extra files that constitute the IGS CCTR Nov 2008 Final Report. Appendices 1, 2, and 3 are additional files that are not part of this CCTR Nov 2008 Final Report.

  2. The 2008 Forecast of Indiana Coal Production & Use ~ F.T. Sparrow, F.T. Sparrow & Associates (July 2008)

  3. Coal Gasification and Liquid Fuel - An Opportunity for Indiana ~ Science Applications International Corporation (July 2008)

  4. Evaluation of the Environmental Requirements to Construct and Operate a Coal-To-Liquids Plant ~ Science Applications International Corporation (February 2008)

  5. Synfuel Park/Polygeneration Plant: Feasibility Study for Indiana ~ Paul V. Preckel and Zuwei Yu, Purdue University; John A. Rupp and Fritz H. Hieb, Indiana Geological Survey (Revised June 26, 2008) Click here for Appendices A-D ~ Click here for Appendix E

2008 Interim Reports
  1. The Potential for Underground Coal Gasification in Indiana, Phase I Report ~ Shafirovich, Mastalerz, Rupp, and Varma, August 31, 2008

  2. The Potential for Underground Coal Gasification in Indiana, Phase II Report ~ Mastalerz, Drobniak, Rupp, Shafirovich, and Varma, December 1, 2008

2007 Final Reports
  1. Investigating the Production and Use of Transportation Fuels from Indiana Coals ~ Ribeiro et al., Purdue University, March 1, 2007

  2. A Feasibility Study for the Construction of a Fischer-Tropsch Liquid Fuels Production Plant with Power Co-Production at NSA Crane (Naval Support Activity Crane) ~ CCTR, SUFG, and IGS, May 31, 2007

  3. A Prescriptive Analysis of the Indiana Coal Transportation Infrastructure ~ Thomas F. Brady and Chad M. Pfitzer, Purdue University, May 2007 Click here for Appendix 1 ~ Click here for Appendix 2

  4. Coal in Indiana:  Reconnaissance of Coal-Slurry Deposits in Indiana ~ Denver Harper, Chris Dintaman, Maria Mastalerz, and Sally Letsinger, Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University, August 2007

  5. Development of Coking/Coal Gasification Concept to Use Indiana Coal for the Production of Metallurgical Coke, Liquid Transportation Fuels, Fertilizer, and Bulk Electric Power (Phase II) ~ Robert Kramer, Purdue University Calumet, September 30, 2007

2006 Indiana Coal Report

 

2006 Interim Reports

  1. Potential for Fine Coal Recovery from Indiana's Coal Settling Ponds ~ R.E. Mourdock & Associates LLC
  2. A Prescriptive Analysis of the Indiana Coal Transportation Infrastructure" ~ Thomas F. Brady and Chad M. Pfitzer
  3. Investigating the Production and Use of Transportation Fuels from Indiana Coals ~ F.T. Sparrow, et al.

2005 Interim Reports

  1. "Assessment of the Quality of Indiana Coals for Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Performance; Analysis of the existing data and proposal of new research." ~ Maria Mastalerz, Indiana Geological Survey
  2. "Factors that Affect the Design and Implementation of Clean Coal Technologies in Indiana." ~ Ronald L. Rardin, Purdue Energy Modeling Research Groups
  3. "Development of Coking / Coal Gasification Concept to Use Indiana Coal for the Production of Metallurgical Coke and Bulk Electric." ~ Robert Kramer, Energy Efficiency & Reliability Center, Purdue Calumet

2005 Final Reports
  1. "Assessment of the Quality of Indiana Coals for Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Performance; Analysis of the existing data and proposal of new research." ~ Maria Mastalerz, Indiana Geological Survey

  2. "Factors that Affect the Design and Implementation of Clean Coal Technologies in Indiana." ~ Ronald L. Rardin, Purdue Energy Modeling Research Groups

  3. "Development of Coking / Coal Gasification Concept to Use Indiana Coal for the Production of Metallurgical Coke and Bulk Electric." ~ Robert Kramer, Energy Efficiency & Reliability Center, Purdue Calumet

Special Reports & Papers

"Indiana as an Energy Exporter" (Revision 2) ~ CCTR Staff Report, Purdue University (September 2012)

"Indiana as an Energy Exporter" (Revision 1) ~ CCTR Staff Report, Purdue University (March 2012)

"Indiana as an Energy Exporter"  ~ CCTR Staff Report, Purdue University (January 2012)

"Underground Coal Gasification: A Brief Review of Current Status" ~ Evgeny Shafirovich and Arvind Varma, Purdue University - published in Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., vol. 48, pp 7865-7875 (June 2009)

"The Evolution and Anatomy of Recent Climate Change Bills in the U.S. Senate: Critique and Recommendations" ~ Kenneth R. Richards and Stephanie Hayes Richards, Indiana University (April 2009)

"A Primer on Market-Based Approaches to CO2 Emissions Reductions" ~ Purdue Climate Change Research Center Policy Brief (September 2007)

CTI & FT Fuels at NSA Crane Feasibility Study ~ Marty W. Irwin and Brian H. Bowen, CCTR (May 31, 2007)

"Sustainable Fuel for the Transportation Sector" ~ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (March 2007)

"Expanding the Utilization of Indiana Coals" ~ Brian H. Bowen, Forrest D. Holland, F.T. Sparrow, Ronald Rardin, Douglas J. Gotham, Zuwei Yu, Anthony F. Black (August 18, 2004; Revised August 27, 2008)

"Characterization of Indiana's Coal Resource; Availability of the Reserves, Physical, and Chemical Properties of Coal, and Present and Potential Uses" ~ Maria Mastalerz, Agnieszka Drobniak, John Rupp, and Nelson Shaffer - Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University, 611 North Walnut Grove, Bloomington, IN 47405-2208 (July 2004)

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