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BARGE MOUNTED GASIFICATION UNIT FOR SHIPPING COAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238458D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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This instant disclosure describes an invention that would allow a barge to upgrade part or all of the coal on board to end products, like methanol or syngas, that can then be used to power the barge itself, or sold at the port arrival.

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BARGE MOUNTED GASIFICATION UNIT FOR SHIPPING COAL

The instant barge, or ship mounted gasification unit has many features:  The barge is used to transport coal (fuel) from one part of the world to another part of the world.  The barge gasification unit may produce fuel (like methanol or syngas) to power the barge.  The barge gasification may produce products, like methanol and other chemicals, while in transit available for transfer at port or at sea.

During transport of coal from one port to the other, the coal remains on the barge and is not being used or upgraded. This instant invention provides a barge mounted gasification unit that allows the barge to upgrade part or all of the coal on the barge to end products, like methanol. End or intermediate products, like syngas, can be used to power the barge itself. The end product and coal can be sold at the port of arrival or at sea.

Some of the commercial advantages include:  Coal is being converted to products while in transit.  Products are available at ports – contrary to where coal may have to go from port to industrial setup and then back to the port.  Product may be sold at ports depending on pricing.

ABSTRACT

This instant disclosure describes an invention that would allow a barge to upgrade part or all of the coal on board to end products, like methanol or syngas, that can then be used to power the barge itself, or sold at the port arrival.


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