Gasification Myths


Myth #1: Gasification is an Unproven Technology
Truth: Gasification is a technological process that can convert any carbonaceous (carbon-based) raw material such as coal into fuel gas, also known as synthesis gas. Gasification has been around for over 180 years with 60 years in refining, fertilizing, and chemical industries and over 35 years in the electric power industry.


Myth #3: Gasification Systems are Unsafe

Truth: Gasification is a partial oxidation process. The term partial oxidation is a relative term which simply means that less oxygen is used in gasification than would be required for combustion (i.e., burning or complete oxidation) of the same amount of fuel. In conventional gasification systems, this partial oxidation of the feedstock is the source of energy for gasification.