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Download Baseline Analysis of Crude Methanol Production from Coal and Natural Gas
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Date: 10/15/2014
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: William Summers
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Storage; Gasification Systems
Analysis Focus Area(s):
Author(s): Charles White (Noblis); Jesse Goellner (Booz Allen Hamilton); Mark Woods (Booz Allen Hamilton); Norma Kuehn (Booz Allen Hamilton); Vasant Shah (Booz Allen Hamilton)

Product Description
Gasification of coal, in addition to generating syngas for power production, has the potential to produce a diverse array of high-value products. It is a challenge to understand the optimal use of this domestic coal resource amidst the potential technology options, product slates (including co-production of power), and competing feedstocks (natural gas, petroleum). This analysis seeks to begin addressing that challenge by focusing on one primary product, methanol, which also serves as a readily-transportable intermediate to many other products including olefins, gasoline, and di-methyl ether (DME).