gasification

noun
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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Another way to convert waste to energy is through gasification, a process that melts plastics at very high temperatures in the near-absence of oxygen (which means toxins like dioxins and furans aren’t formed). Elizabeth Royte, National Geographic, "Is burning plastic waste a good idea?," 12 Mar. 2019 But with natural gas so cheap, gasification plants aren’t competitive. Elizabeth Royte, National Geographic, "Is burning plastic waste a good idea?," 12 Mar. 2019 Coal gasification, on the other hand, takes coal and turns it into something similar to natural gas. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Betting on 'clean coal': Why some see it as a crucial part of our energy future — and some don't," 18 Mar. 2018 Nazi Germany used coal gasification to mass-produce enough synthetic fuels to power tanks and aircraft in World War II. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "North Korea Turns Coal Into Gas to Weather Sanctions," 17 Dec. 2018 Diesel from the Dale plant wouldn't be competing with natural gas in the same way coal gasification does, and in this case ratepayers are not taking on the risk. Emily Hopkins, USA TODAY, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be an answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 19 Mar. 2018 Diesel from the Dale plant wouldn't be competing with natural gas in the same way coal gasification does, and in this case ratepayers are not taking on the risk. Emily Hopkins, USA TODAY, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be an answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 19 Mar. 2018 According to Gellici, other countries are currently trying to develop coal gasification and carbon sequestration technologies. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Betting on 'clean coal': Why some see it as a crucial part of our energy future — and some don't," 18 Mar. 2018 There aren’t many carbon capture facilities in the US—just last year Southern Company decided to end development of coal gasification connected to a carbon capture system at its Kemper plant, which was a major blow to the technology. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Budget deal has tax credit extensions for nuclear, fuel cells, carbon capture," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gasification

1812, in the meaning defined above

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