Coal To X, the Major Gasification Development
Coal To X will remain the leading application of Gasification, particularly in Asia.
This was evidenced in the Gasification Status presented by Higman Consulting on October 14, 2015 at the Gasification Technologies Conference (Colorado Springs) attended bu World CTX representatives.
According to this study, when gasification units planned or under construction are commissioned (by 2020):
– 89% of feedstock will be coal or petroleum coke
– 93% of output will be chemicals, liquid fuels and gaseous fuels, rather than electricity
– 83% of them are being built in the Asia/Pacific area, mostly in China.
Websites (not all are updated): google+, IFP Energies Nouvelles, linkedin.com, ar.china-tradefair.com, 10times.com, ChinaExhibition.com, eventegg.com.
CTL & GTL Most Competitive Fuels by 2020
The Australian Liquid Fuels Technology Assessment provides cost estimates for 18 liquid fuel technologies, such as CTL, GTL, conventional fuels, LPG, biomass to DME and biodiesel.
The comparison criteria is the Levelised Cost of Fuel (LCOF), i.e. the total fuel cost in real dollar terms including all costs, amortised over plant economic life.
Among key findings,
– By 2020, several emerging technologies are expected to be available at lower LCOF than currently available petroleum fuels.
– Natural Gas and Coal-Derived Fuels technologies offer the lowest LCOF over most of the projection period and they remain cost competitive with the lower cost renewable technologies out to 2050, if carbon pricing or cost of carbon capture is not included in the LCOF estimates. 2015 resullats of CTX operators published by World CTX tend to confirm this study.
The ALFTA was issued in October 2014 by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, Government of Australia.