Welcome to CO2freeSNG2.0
CO2freeSNG2.0 - Advanced Substitute Natural Gas from Coal with Internal Sequestration of CO2
is a joint research project funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).
The project shall continue a previous RFCS project which focused on the conversion of coal into Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) by means of methanation of coal derived syngas. The follow-up project targets at the complete process chain demonstration of an innovative process design developed within the previous project with European coal and lignites. The new process comprises a substantially simplified gas cleaning based on carbonate scrubbing. It allows to simultaneously remove CO2, sulphur and tar components by means of a single pressurized water/carbonate scrubbing process and will substantially increase process efficiency in comparison to state-of-the-art systems.
The project was successfully completed in July 2016. The final report was published in May 2018 and can be accessed here.