This activity concerns the application of the novel Acid Gas To Syngas (AG2S™) technology to the gasification of solid fuels. The AG2S™ technology is an effective and environmentally friendly technology for handling emissions from solid fuel gasification and combustion. The process, which is the result of breakthrough research at the “Politecnico di Milano”, makes it possible to reduce the environmental impact of coal use and, at the same time, improves the yield of the coal gasification processes thanks to the innovative idea of coupling the reduction potential of H2S with the CO2 molecule. Implicitly, the reaction
leads to other possible advantages that influence different scientific and engineering areas, including:
Preliminary theoretical studies show the paramount possibility of synthesizing methanol from coal, rich in sulphur, without any emissions of CO2 by implementing AG2S™. The same would apply to other syngas-based chemicals, such as ammonia.
A bench-scale plant has been designed for experimental tests and is currently under construction.