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NL Agency - Ministry of Economic Affairs

NL Agency is a department of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that implements government policy for sustainability, innovation, and international business and cooperation. It is the contact point for businesses, (knowledge) institutions and government bodies for information and advice, financing, networking and regulatory matters.

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tampa integrated combined cycle coal plant Integrated gasification combined-cycle

Coal gasification technology, often referred to as Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), is the process of gasifying coal to produce electricity. The coal is gasified by burning finely-crushed coal in an environment with less than half the amount of oxygen needed to fully burn the coal. Essentially, the coal is not burned directly but undergoes a reaction with oxygen and steam. This produces what is known as synthetic gas or “syngas.” This gas is then combusted in a combined cycle generator to produce electricity.

© ClimateTechWiki and respective owners Membrane separations for the chemical industry

The chemical industry is a growing field in the application of membrane technology (Nunes & Peinemann, 2001). Several different membrane types of membranes can be used in the chemical industry for different processes. The main types discussed in this ClimateTechWiki description are:

a) Liquid phase separating membranes
- Reverse Osmosis Membranes
- Nanofiltration Membranes
- Ultrafiltration Membranes
b) Gas Separation Membranes (illustrated in the Figure above)
c) Pervaporation Membranes

© Climate Tech Wiki - acc and respective owners Energy Efficiency and Saving in the Agri-food Industry

The agri-food industry comprises an integrated complex production chain which ranges from the primary agriculture to the mature food and beverage sector. It is considered as one of the largest sectors  worldwide with significant contribution to the economic advancement of nations and major social impact.

CNG fueling station (source: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in transport

The use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a transport fuel is a mature technology and widely used in parts of the world. Although compressed natural gas is a fossil fuel, it is the cleanest burning fuel at the moment in terms of NOx and soot (PM) emissions.

LNG semi-trailer Liquefied Natural Gas in trucks and cars

The use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in transport is a suitable option to power, large long distance trucks in areas where gas is transported as LNG because there are indigenous gas supplies and no gas network. The use of LNG in passenger cars is far less viable because on average passenger cars stand idle more often, which would give rise to high evaporative losses. The use of LNG requires storage facilities for the cold (-162 0C) liquid natural gas at the roadside refueling stations and special fuelling equipment which can handle cryogenic temperatures.