HKS Affiliated Authors

Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, FAS

Additional Authors:

  • Kurt Zenz House
  • Michael Aziz


The Energy Penalty of Post-Combustion CO2 Capture & Storage and its Implications for Retrofitting the U.S. Installed Base. Kurt Zenz House, Michael Aziz, Daniel Schrag, July 8, 2008, Paper. "A review of the literature has found a factor of 4 spread in the estimated values of the energy penalty for post-combustion capture and storage of CO from pulverized-coal (PC) fired power plants. We elucidate the cause of that spread by deriving an analytic relationship for the energy penalty from thermodynamic principles and by identifying which variables are most difficult to constrain. We define the energy penalty for CCS to be the fraction of fuel..." Link