Hybrid Molten Bed Gasifier for High Hydrogen (H2) Syngas Production Email Page
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Performer: Gas Technology Institute - GTI
Website: Gas Technology Institute
Award Number: FE0012122
Project Duration: 10/01/2013 – 03/31/2015
Total Award Value: $1,000,173
DOE Share: $800,040
Performer Share: $200,133
Technology Area: Gasification Systems
Key Technology: Gasifier Optimization and Plant Supporting Systems
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois

Project Description

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.

Project Benefits

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.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager K David Lyons: k.lyons@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Jenny Tennant: jenny.tennant@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator David Rue: David.Rue@gastechnology.org


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