Commercial development of energy from renewables and nuclear is critical to long-term industry and environmental goals. However, it will take time for them to economically compete with existing fossil fuel energy resources and their infrastructures. Gas fuels play an important role during and beyond this transition away from fossil fuel dominance to a balanced approach to fossil, nuclear, and renewable energies. Chemical Energy from Natural and Synthetic Gas illustrates this point by examining the many roles of natural and synthetic gas in the energy and fuel industry, addressing it as both a "transition" and "end game" fuel. The book describes various types of gaseous fuels and how are they are recovered, purified, and converted to liquid fuels and electricity generation and used for other static and mobile applications. It emphasizes methane, syngas, and hydrogen as fuels, although other volatile hydrocarbons are considered. It also covers storage and transportation infrastructure for natural gas and hydrogen and methods and processes for cleaning and reforming synthetic gas. The book also deals applications, such as the use of natural gas in power production in power plants, engines, turbines, and vehicle needs.
- Presents a unified and collective look at gas in the energy and fuel industry, addressing it as both a "transition" and "end game" fuel.
- Emphasizes methane, syngas, and hydrogen as fuels.
- Covers gas storage and transport infrastructure.
- Discusses thermal gasification, gas reforming, processing, purification and upgrading.
- Describes biogas and bio-hydrogen production.
- Deals with the use of natural gas in power production in power plants, engines, turbines, and vehicle needs.