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Gasification: Opportunities and Challenges

Gasification of solid feedstocks, such as coal and petroleum coke, is an efficient process to produce synthesis gas for use in combustion turbines and as a feedstock for chemical and fertilizer plants. Syngas can also be used to produce hydrogen and substitute natural gas (SNG, equivalent to pipeline quality natural gas).

This webinar gives an overview of global and domestic (U.S.) applications and current markets for gasification technologies. It describes important barriers for U.S. gasification projects and strategies to address the key barriers. It also highlights ConocoPhillips' planned projects in Kentucky and Texas. The webinar discusses the Kentucky NewGas project, a joint venture with Peabody Coal, that will produce SNG from a blend of bituminous coal and petcoke. It also covers a project being evaluated for ConocoPhillips' Sweeny refinery that will produce hydrogen, steam, power, and SNG from petcoke. Both of these projects are evaluating designs for carbon capture to reduce CO2 emissions.

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