The GTI research team will evaluate and test a hybrid molten bed (HMB) gasification process for producing syngas from a coal/natural gas feed. The HMB gasification process potentially offers several benefits over conventional gasifiers including higher efficiency, higher yield of electricity or diesel, lower cost of electricity or diesel, lower costs for carbon capture, and lower capital costs due to simpler plant layout. The project team will conduct techno-economic analyses for plants based on conventional slagging gasification and HMB gasification producing both power and diesel and including carbon capture.
This Gas Technology Institute project is conducting techno-economic evaluations and laboratory testing of a hybrid molten bed (HMB) gasification process with coal and natural gas co-feeding to produce syngas with high hydrogen to carbon dioxide ratio. HMB gasification has the potential for improvement in operational performance and reliability of advanced coal-based power and liquid fuels generation compared to conventional gasification processes. Lowered cost and increased performance of high hydrogen syngas production would enable liquid fuels production or power generation with decreased cost and lower environmental emissions.
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