Competitive Analysis

EPIC
Air-Blown
Fluidized Bed
O2-blown
Plasma Entrained Flow O2 –blown
Diversity of Fuel Broad Broad Narrow Narrow
Capital Cost/$/kW Low/
$1,200-1,500
Moderate/
$1,500-$2,500
Low/
N/A
High/
>$3,000
Syngas Uses IGCC, Fuel Gas, Ammonia, Liquids Methanol IGCC Fuel gas and Syngas Large IGCC and Chemicals
Simplicity of Operation Most simple Complex Complex Most Complex
Operating Costs Low Moderate High High
Scalability Range Small-to-large
8-250 MW
Moderate
8-70 MW
Currently Small
2-8 MW
Extremely large
>250 MW