TCG Global Gasification
CG Global LLC (TCG) designs, builds, sells, owns, and operates gasification plants capable of converting any carbon-containing feedstock such as biomass, coal, petroleum coke, or municipal solid waste into synthesis gas (Syngas), consisting primarily of hydrogen (H) and carbon monoxide (CO). The Syngas produced by this gasification process is a clean, dry, flexible fuel which can be (1) burned to create heat and electricity, (2) passed through any of several different catalysts to produce fluids such as alcohols and transportation fuels, including clean burning diesel, or (3) used to supply pure hydrogen gas for multiple applications.
GasificationGasification is accomplished with heat, pressure, and the injection of ionized water. The basic chemical reaction used in gasification is C + H2O = CO + H2. This process begins in a heated, oxygen-starved environment (known as the pyrolysis chamber), which drives off moisture and volatile gases contained in the feedstock. Pyrolysis produces carbon char and ash that moves into a separate, externally heated gasification reactor, which converts the solid carbon molecule into a gaseous state. Next, the injection of ionized water in a process known as steam reformation creates a water shift reaction to produce Syngas. The hot Syngas is water quenched and cleansed of its impurities in a proprietary, ionized water treatment system, thus delivering a clean, dry Syngas with no liquid discharge from the plant operation.