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dc.contributor.authorTakeda, Shutaro
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-10T09:20:32Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-10-31
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.citationTakeda, Shutaro. 2019. Biomass Energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration With Nuclear Fusion: A Promising Option for Future Energy Sustainability?. Master's thesis, Harvard Extension School.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:42004131*
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes and analyses an innovative sustainable power plant concept, Nuclear Fusion BECCS. This conceptual plant utilizes nuclear fusion reaction as the heat source for the biomass gasification process. Product synthetic gas will then be used for electricity generation, and the produced carbon dioxide will be removed and sequestrated in the underground reservoir. The environmental impact of 1 kWh electricity production was assessed through life cycle assessment, and the life cycle GHG emissions of the plant was estimated to be -0.868 kg CO2-eq/kWh. This was the lowest GHG emissions among nine comparing power plants. The economic performance of the plant was also assessed by its levelized cost of electricity. The calculated cost of electricity of Nuclear Fusion BECCS was 0.203 $/kWh, the highest among nine power plants; however, thanks to its large net negative GHG emissions, the economic performance of Nuclear Fusion BECCS improved dramatically as the carbon price increases. It was indicated when the carbon price rises higher than 177 $/t CO2, Nuclear Fusion BECCS would become the most economical plant among nine power plants. Combined with the projected increase in carbon price in the next few decades, it was predicted that Nuclear Fusion BECCS plant would become the most economical plant in the market by 2050. Is Nuclear Fusion BECCS a promising option for future energy sustainability? I conclude the answer is, “yes.”
dc.description.sponsorshipSustainability
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectClimate Change
dc.subjectGlobal Warming
dc.subjectIPCC
dc.subjectNuclear Fusion
dc.subjectBECCS
dc.subjectCCS
dc.subjectLife cycle assessment
dc.subjectLCA
dc.subjectLCOE
dc.titleBiomass Energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration With Nuclear Fusion: A Promising Option for Future Energy Sustainability?
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorTakeda, Shutaro
dc.date.available2019-12-10T09:20:32Z
thesis.degree.date2019
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Extension School
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Extension School
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameALM
thesis.degree.nameALM
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGloria, Thomas P.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWetzler, Richard
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSustainability
thesis.degree.departmentSustainability
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dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-0559-1105
dash.author.emailshu.takeda@gmail.com


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