Energy

Coal Gasification : Plant will generate power and produce substitute natural gas

GasificationKentucky's 630 net megawatt Cash Creek Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle facility is one of the most advanced and largest gasification projects under development in the United States. Gasification converts coal into a gas that is cleaned and then can be used to generate power or modified further to produce natural gas, hydrogen, or other basic chemicals. Relative to conventional coal-based power generation technologies, the project will produce fewer air emissions and use less water to provide power for 400,000 homes. The project's strategic location provides the flexibility to interconnect with three electric grids and is within six miles of major interstate gas pipeline connections, enabling efficient transport to end customers of the gas it will produce.

January 23, 2007 - FeedSee