EPCOR Power Generation has selected Siemens coal gasification technology for
The demonstration plant near
Siemens will initially provide the technology license, plus the process and basic engineering design for the coal gasification island based on its SFG-500 coal gasifier.
After completion of the front-end engineering design of the plant, EPCOR intends to enter into an agreement with Siemens to supply the gasification reactor and components of the feed system.
The system will produce syngas (synthetic gas – a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen) from coal, which will be used to fire a gas turbine in the plant to provide electricity to the local grid.
According to Siemens, the emissions from IGCC plants are significantly lower than those from today’s conventional coal-fired power plants.
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