Thursday, December 27, 2007

National Energy Technology Laboratory: Reference Shelf - Gasification Database


The United States Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored the 2007 World Gasification Survey to accurately describe the current world gasification industry, identify near-term planned capacity additions, and keep the global gasification community apprised of current industry trends and drivers. Based on publicly available information, the survey includes owners/operators of gasification-based power and manufacturing plants, major gasification technology vendors, and suppliers of supporting technologies. Only commercial operating plants with a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts electric equivalent (MWe) were included in order to avoid listing pilot test and temporary facilities as contributors to the commercial experience database. However, all feedstocks—coal, petroleum residues, secondary materials, biomass, and other carbonaceous materials—were included if the facility in question met the minimum capacity requirement.