2010 Worldwide Gasification Database

Worldwide Growth Planned Through 2016


Summary: The largest regional growth is expected to be in North America, where the syngas capacity could triple in the next six years. The Asia/Australia region is expected to retain its overall lead, with 39% of the existing syngas capacity, and 25 of the 48 plants planned worldwide.

The 2010 database results show that 11 gasification projects worldwide (10,857 MWth) are under construction, and that if all of the gasification projects that are being planned are built, world syngas capacity is projected to grow by 51,288 MWth, an increase of 72%, from 2011 through 2016. Worldwide syngas capacity is summarized below aggregated by region, feedstock, products, and technology.

Syngas Capacity by Feedstock

The “World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth - Feedstock” chart illustrates potential growth in world gasification capacity based on feedstock distributions. Coal is the feedstock for 100% of the plants currently under construction, and leads all feedstocks with 76% of the total planned growth from 2011 through 2016. Petcoke is second with 24%. Biomass/waste is expected to supply a small increase (0.1%) in the planning period due to the small size of the plants.

World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Feedstock
World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Feedstock

Syngas Capacity by Product

The “World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Product” chart shows that between 2011 and 2016, power, followed closely by chemicals, will account for the largest share of worldwide growth in gasification capacity, with 38% (19,679664MWth) and 34% (17,664 MWth) of the total. Similarly, gaseous fuels and liquid transportation fuels are 14% (7,093 MWth) and 13% (6,852 MWth), respectively, of the total. There are seven chemical plants (6,347 MWth), and four power plants (4,510 MWth) currently under construction.

World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Product

World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Product

Syngas Capacity by Technology

As evident from the “World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Technology” chart, ConocoPhillips’ E-GAS may achieve 22% (11,098 MWth) of the planned growth in total syngas capacity during the period 2011 through 2016. Shell follows closely with 20%, ECUST -19% (a domestic Chinese company), and GE 11%. If this projected implementation of technology occurs, Shell gasifiers will then account for 32% of the total world market by 2016, GE will be second with a market share of almost 18%, and Sasol Lurgi gasifiers will decline to 14% of the world market. Of the projects currently under construction, six are using Shell technology, three are using ECUST, one GE, and one will use TRIG technology.

World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Technology

World Gasification Capacity and Planned Growth – by Technology

 

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