Thursday, December 27, 2007

U.S. D.O.E. Gasification Technology R&D


Coal gasification offers one of the most versatile and clean ways to convert coal into electricity, hydrogen, and other valuable energy products....Rather than burning coal directly, gasification (a thermo-chemical process) breaks down coal - or virtually any carbon-based feedstock - into its basic chemical constituents. In a modern gasifier, coal is typically exposed to hot steam and carefully controlled amounts of air or oxygen under high temperatures and pressures.



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