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Title: Low-btu coal gasification looks like a loser

Abstract

Low-Btu coal gasification appears to be unable to compete with scrubbers as a cost-effective way to solve sulfur-pollution problems. Basic research programs on gasification continue, but a number of utility demonstration projects have been dropped in favor of commercialization of liquefaction and other technologies. Interest continues in high-Btu gasification as a substitute for natural gas and in low- and medium-Btu gas for a number of industrial applications. Low-Btu products are easier to produce, but the volume of inert materials required makes transportation costs too high. A summary of cost comparisons for several gasification processes illustrates the problems for utilities.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6443367
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6443367
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electr. Light Power (Boston); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL GASIFICATION; LOW BTU GAS; COMMERCIALIZATION; COST; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; POLLUTION CONTROL; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GASIFICATION; PUBLIC UTILITIES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 294001* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Coal; 296001 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Electric Power Generation-- (-1989); 010404 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Gasification; 015000 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects

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title = {Low-btu coal gasification looks like a loser},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {Low-Btu coal gasification appears to be unable to compete with scrubbers as a cost-effective way to solve sulfur-pollution problems. Basic research programs on gasification continue, but a number of utility demonstration projects have been dropped in favor of commercialization of liquefaction and other technologies. Interest continues in high-Btu gasification as a substitute for natural gas and in low- and medium-Btu gas for a number of industrial applications. Low-Btu products are easier to produce, but the volume of inert materials required makes transportation costs too high. A summary of cost comparisons for several gasification processes illustrates the problems for utilities.},
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journal = {Electr. Light Power (Boston); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 57:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}