Specialty Gases: Exploring Alternatives for Electric Power GenerationWorldwide, population growth is driving demand for new sources of electric power generation. At the same time, an increased focus on efficiency and waste reduction in the power generation sector is leading power providers to explore the use of alternative gaseous fuels. Today, Caterpillar is partnering with dealers and customers worldwide to expand the use of specialty gases in Cat® generators.
These specialty gases include, but are not limited to:
- Syngas: Produced by the heating of wood, coal, or other materials in a gasifier
- Coke oven gas: A gas resulting from the coke manufacturing process
- Blast furnace gas: A by-product of steel manufacturing
- High-energy gas: A derivative of the gas refining process, typically high in butanes, pentanes, hexanes, etc.