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U.S. DOE funds four projects to develop co-gasification technologies for hydrogen production

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March 29, 2021
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The four R&D projects awarded $2 million by the DOE will demonstrate the co-gasification of biomass, waste plastics, and coal in fluidized-bed, moving-bed, and entrained-flow reactors. The use of biomass and waste plastics can reduce the CO2 emission of the hydrogen production process and help resolve the issue of waste plastic disposal simultaneously. The logistics and pre-processing of biomass and waste plastics into a feedable form are challenging, but the high scalability and various configurations of gasifiers may accommodate the heterogeneity of feedstock. Clients should monitor the development of co-gasification technology and explore alternative sources of low-carbon and affordable hydrogen.

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