Title: Beluga Coal Gasification Feasibility Study
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2006/1248
Publication Date: 07/2006
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: John G. Wimer
Program/Technology: Gasification
Hydrogen & Clean Fuels
Author: Lawrence Van Bibber (RDS)
Robert Chaney (RDS)
Brent Sheets (NETL)

This report summarizes the investigation of an IGCC system for a potential industrial setting on the Cook Inlet, in Nikiski, Alaska. Faced with an increase in natural gas price and a decrease in supply, local industry is investigating alternatives to natural gas as a feed stock for their process plants. This study evaluated a gasification plant that would supply syngas to meet the chemical needs of a local application and would also co-produce power to meet on-site demand, and possibly other byproducts for local use. The results of the study verified that conversion of a plant from natural gas to syngas is technically and economically feasible.

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