Languages:

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC)

Definition:

Power plant using gas produced from high-sulfur coal, heavy petroleum residues or biomass.

IGCC is an advanced power generation technology which allows to reduce emissions of NOx, SO2, and particulate matter and improve fuel efficiency of coal.

It is a combination of two technologies.

  • coal gasification, which uses coal to create a clean-burning gas (syngas).
  • combined-cycle, which is the most efficient method of producing electricity from gas commercially available today (a gas turbine generator generates electricity and the waste heat is used to make steam to generate additional electricity via a steam turbine).

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) - Fossil fuel(s) - Natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) - Nitrogen oxides (NOx) - Particulate matter - Pulverized coal combustion - Sulphur dioxide (SO2)

Translation(s):

Español: Ciclo Combinado con Gasificación Integrada (CCGI)
Français: Cycle combiné à gazéification intégrée(CCGI)
Nederlands: Gecombineerde Cyclus met Geïntegreerde Vergassing (IGCC)

Related publications:
   
FacebookTwitterEmail
  • ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQRS - TUV - WXYZ
  • Themes covered
    Publications A-Z
    Leaflets

    Video