Gasification's Challenges and Future Cost Potential
Gasification enables producers to utilize multiple sources of feedstock to produce commercial-scale syngas. Alternative fuels, a significant downstream application in the syngas value chain, is highly reliant on the feedstock availability and local market demands. We investigated four key gasification types to understand how different gasification routes affect the economics of syngas, and built a cost model to quantify this difference. We further assessed the alternative fuels produced from waste feedstock gasification and disclosed the challenges and future cost potential in the waste-to-liquid (WTL) industry.
Gasification enables producers to utilize multiple sources of feedstocks to produce syngas for liquid fuels and energy technology, but there are several competing routes.
Syngas produced from gasification is further upgraded into advanced fuels, and can be cost competitive with oil, but fuel is not the only focus of syngas off-takers.