underground gasification

underground gasification

[¦ən·dər¦grau̇nd ‚gas·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
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The council's administration have stated in their priorities and commitments that they are opposed to fracking and underground gasification.
Over 85 percent of lignite production is consumed by the electric power sector, some after being processed by underground gasification.
The ban will also apply to the in situ underground gasification of oil shale.
Some current owners are trying to impose surface mining or underground gasification on North East populations, in spite of the UK's obligations to "decarbonise" energy as soon as possible.
Urgency in tapping local, sustainable and affordable power sources is manifested by Underground Gasification Project, planned by nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand.
We also still have a vast amount of coal underground that needs to better utilised through investment in underground gasification and carbon capture and storage.
First world countries would never give their first grade technology to us, and rather they would exploit our resources through it," said Dr Samar while addressing a special lecture on "Power generation through underground gasification of Thar coal and Pakistan nuclear deterrence" at the Physics Department of Government College University, Lahore.
Renowned scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand is supervising coal mining underground gasification programme where work was in progress in four blocks of underground gasification project.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- Pakistan's first gasification plant will start generating low cost electricity from next year, said the head of the Thar Coal Underground Gasification Project, Dr.
Samar said that through underground gasification technology, electricity can be generated at Rs3 to 4 per unit while diesel can be produced at $40 per barrel.
He said that since it is very difficult to mine at Thar coal field, it is easy to produce gas from underground gasification technology which is totally designed by us.
Underground gasification of Pakistani lignites has great promise for power and fuel production, While UCG appears to be commercially viable in Pakistan as the country has huge reserves of coal.

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