Definition of gasification
: conversion into gas; especially : conversion of coal into natural gas
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Expectations for the Kemper plant, which is located next to a mine for lignite, the dirtiest form of coal, always were ambitious; coal gasification never had been used to produce commercial electricity, according to climate experts.
The $4 billion Texas Clean Energy Project coal gasification plant met the same fate in August 2016 after failing to make progress quickly enough.
In February, the company issued a report showing the coal-gasification plant was more economically viable than simply a gas one assuming gas prices around $5 per million British thermal units in 2020.
The bottom row of primary jets (7) are used not to fuel the fire but rather to induce a process called gasification, which converts the fuel in the wood into a gaseous form that burns more efficiently than burning the wood directly.
The process, called coal-to-gas or coal gasification, has been criticized by Chinese and foreign scholars and policy makers.
On Friday, the state approved Bowie’s request to nix the coal gasification plan.
Drawing upon wood gasification technology, Belonio spent three years designing a simple albeit revolutionary cooker.
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