13 February, 2021
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What is coal gasification?
• Coal gasification is the process of producing syngas [a mixture consisting primarily of methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O)],from coal,water, air and/or oxygen.
What are its usages?
• Currently, this tech is primarily used for electricity generation, for production of chemical feedstocks, or for production of synthetic natural gas.
• The hydrogen obtained from coal gasification can be used for various purposes such as making ammonia, powering a hydrogen economy, or upgrading fossil fuels.
• Alternatively, coal-derived syngas & natural gas can be converted into transportation fuels such as gasoline and diesel or into methanol which itself can be used as transportation fuel or fuel additive.
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