An Engineering-Economic Analysis of Syngas Storage

We examined whether an IGCC facility that operates its gasifier continuously but stores the syngas and produces electricity only when daily prices are high may be more profitable than an IGCC facility with no syngas storage. We consider reference plants under a range of economic assumptions, both with and without carbon dioxide capture and sequestration. The goal of this study was to do an initial examination of whether storing syngas can increase the profitability of IGCC plants, rather than to perform a plant design.