Gasification


McDermott’s E-Gas™ gasification technology has the potential to make use of our most abundant energy resource—coal—in such a way as to dramatically reduce its environmental impact. This proven technology is one of the cleanest, most efficient commercial processes for converting coal or petroleum coke into a hydrogen rich synthesis gas, ideally suited for substitute natural gas production, power generation, and refining or chemical manufacturing applications. 

The process can cost-effectively remove more than 95 percent of the mercury in coal, and more than 99 percent of the sulfur can be recovered and marketed for use primarily in the fertilizer industry. Additionally, the gasification process produces no ash and recycles byproducts into useful products, including road construction materials. 

With more than 25 years of proven commercial experience, the E-Gas technology for gasification provides a highly efficient, environmentally superior and competitive baseload power alternative. In a refinery setting, the technology can process high sulfur petroleum coke into power, steam and hydrogen for the refinery and surrounding markets.
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