Gasification: the route to clean and efficient power generation with coal

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 87, No. 978, 1994

P.C. Richards, Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij B.V. The Hague, The Netherlands

Future Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants will have superior environmental performance and unmatched efficiency. The Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP) is a clean coal technology, which can convert a wide range of coals into clean syngas for high efficiency electricity generation in an IGCC plant. SCGP flexibility has been demonstrated for feeds ranging from bituminous coals to lignites and petroleum coke, and the process is ideally suited for combined cycle power generation, resulting in efficiencies of 42% to 46% (LHV). In the Netherlands, a 250 MWe coal gasification combined cycle plant based on Shell technology is being built by Demkolec, a development partnership of the Dutch Electricity Generating Board (N. V. Sep). The plant is scheduled to start up in 1993.
Keywords: Coal mining, Gasification, Power generation, Environmental concerns, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), Shell, Syngas, Energy.