gas·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌga-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce gasification (audio) \

Definition of gasification

: conversion into gas especially : conversion of coal into natural gas

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Recent Examples on the Web An old gasification plant in West Terre Haute, Indiana is getting a new life. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 6 June 2021 To provide power for the woolen mill, the Broad Brook Company operated a coal gasification plant on the site, which resulted in contamination. Jesse Leavenworth,, 4 May 2021 Furthermore, bioenergy will need to be utilized to create hydrogen through gasification to avoid carbon emissions that are associated with natural gas. John Keppler, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 But Daryl Lamppa's most innovative product is the one with the new patent — the wood-burning gasification furnace that heats homes, and which has a new tax credit to shave nearly $1,500 off the price. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, 9 Jan. 2021 With the Lamppa furnace, a gasification chamber keeps a minimum temperature of around 1,000 degrees to burn all those gases. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, 9 Jan. 2021 The sukuk, as Islamic bonds are known, will be used to help fund Acwa’s share of an $8 billion acquisition of gasification and power assets at Jazan on Saudi Arabia’s west coast. Matthew Martin,, 22 Nov. 2020 Blue Hydrogen 1 Natural gas or coal is used to produce hydrogen through processes such as steam methane reforming, partial oxidation and coal gasification. Giulia Petroni, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2020 In fact, it was designated an E.P.A. Superfund site because of coal-gasification plants, paint factories, and other industrial uses located along its banks. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of gasification

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Gasification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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