Production of syngas, synfuel, bio-oils, and biogas from coal, biomass, and opportunity fuels

James G. Speight     CD&W Inc., Laramie, WY, USA


Synthesis gas (also called syngas), a mixture produced by the gasification of carbonaceous material (for example: coal, petroleum residua, biomass, and opportunity fuels such as industrial and municipal waste) composed primarily of carbon monoxide and hydrogen but also water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and methane, has been produced on a commercial scale.

It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a general description of synthesis gas production from various carbonaceous feedstocks by means of available technologies and the potential of the process. In addition, the conversion of synthesis gas ...

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