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Title: System and method for producing substitute natural gas from coal

The present invention provides a system and method for producing substitute natural gas and electricity, while mitigating production of any greenhouse gasses. The system includes a hydrogasification reactor, to form a gas stream including natural gas and a char stream, and an oxygen burner to combust the char material to form carbon oxides. The system also includes an algae farm to convert the carbon oxides to hydrocarbon material and oxygen.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Avondale, AZ
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1061450
Report Number(s):
8,236,072
US patent application 12/084,845
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-06NT42759
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 03 NATURAL GAS