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Methane pp 71-80 | Cite as

Methane from Coal Conversion

  • R. O. McElroy

Abstract

Other chapters in this volume deal with potential future supplies of “natural” gas — i.e. methane recoverable from conventional and unconventional natural reservoirs. Regardless of how such supplies develop, there is an alternative route to methane through conversion of coal. This chapter presents data regarding the long-term economic availability of coal, brief descriptions of current technology for methane synthesis, and a speculative analysis of where large scale coal-to-methane plants are likely to be installed.

Keywords

Coal Reserve Coal Conversion Conversion Plant Recoverable Reserve Natural Methane 
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    Coal-Bridge to the Future, Report of the World Coal Study. C.L. Wilson ed., Ballinger Publishing Co., Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A., 1980.Google Scholar
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    Future Coal Prospects, Country and Regional Assessments. R.P. Greene and M.J. Gallagher, ed., Ballinger Publishing Co., Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A., 1980.Google Scholar
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    The British Gas/Lurgi Slagging Gasifier, Springboard into Synfuels. 4th International Coal Utilization Exhibition and Conference, Houston, U.S.A., November 17–19, 1981.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. O. McElroy
    • 1
  1. 1.Fuels ProgramB.C. ResearchVancouverCanada

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