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Title: U-GAS process for production of hydrogen from coal

Today, hydrogen is produced mainly from natural gas and petroleum fractions. Tomorrow, because reserves of natural gas and oil are declining while demand continues to increase, they cannot be considered available for long-term, large-scale production of hydrogen. Hydrogen obtained from coal is expected to be the lowest cost, large-scale source of hydrogen in the future. The U-GAS coal gasification process and its potential application to the manufacture of hydrogen is discussed. Pilot plant results, the current status of the process, and economic projections for the cost of hydrogen manufactured are presented.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6743118
Report Number(s):
CONF-820605-23
ON: DE83900136
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: World hydrogen energy conference, Pasadena, CA, USA, 13 Jun 1982
Publisher:
Institute of Gas Technology,Chicago, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; U-GAS PROCESS; ASHES; COAL; ECONOMICS; FLUIDIZED BED; PILOT PLANTS; RECOVERY; REMOVAL; SELEXOL PROCESS; SHIFT PROCESSES; SULFUR; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; COAL GASIFICATION; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; GASIFICATION; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; RESIDUES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 080107* -- Hydrogen-- Production-- Coal Gasification; 010404 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Gasification