Gasification Systems - Closely Aligned Programs
The Gasification Systems program develops promising technologies to create clean, inexpensive syngas from the fundamental research stage at lab or bench scale through the applied research stage at pilot scale. Pilot-scale reactors are designed to mimic the target commercial process at about 1/100th to 1/20th the size of a commercial plant.
In turn, other applied research programs rely on use of the syngas produced by the Gasification Technologies program as fuel essential to their own processes. The Hydrogen Turbines, Hydrogen from Coal, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Carbon Capture, and Carbon Sequestration programs integrate
the Gasification Systems program output (syngas)
with their technologies to provide a foundation for large-scale, coal-fired demonstration projects.
An example of ways the applied research programs must work together is the development of hydrogen-based power from coal. All of the programs are involved in this development: 1) The Gasification Systems program is responsible for providing clean syngas; 2) Carbon Capture and the Hydrogen from Coal programs are responsible for separating the hydrogen and carbon dioxide into two separate products streams; 3) Hydrogen Turbines and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells programs are responsible for most effectively using the hydrogen product; and 4) Carbon Sequestration is responsible for permanently storing the carbon dioxide byproduct. These other programs have specific syngas purity requirements, directly impacting the R&D being performed by the Gasification Systems program to fulfill these requirements.
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Other closely aligned technologies program areas include: