Global Warming pp 179-195 | Cite as

Partial Gasification for CO2Emissions Reduction

  • Nirmal V. Gnanapragasam
  • Bale V. Reddy
  • Marc A. Rosen
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


From the perspective of energy security and environmental sustainability, highly effective uses for fossil fuel in energy industries are demanded. Power plants having integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) with advanced configurations are being developed worldwide to use coal and biomass more efficiently and thus cleanly. Gasification forms the major component within the IGCC systems and has the best fuel flexibility of any of the advanced technologies for power production, with the current technology well adapted to use biomass and other low-value feedstock that have high-ash residues (Liu and Niksa, 2004). Gasification also provides an opportunity to control and reduce gaseous pollutant emissions, and a lowest cost approach to concentrate the carbon dioxide at high pressure to facilitate sequestration (Trapp, 2005).


Mass Flow Rate Combine Cycle Integrate Gasification Combine Cycle Partial Gasification Heat Recovery Steam Generator 
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The authors kindly acknowledge financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nirmal V. Gnanapragasam
    • 1
  • Bale V. Reddy
    • 2
  • Marc A. Rosen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  2. 2.Cleanfield Energy, Inc.AncasterCanada

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