California tech center plays major role in gasification advances

Texaco is putting the finishing touches on this research gasification unit at its Montebello Technology Center near Los Angeles. The unit will allow Texaco to perform gasification tests more quickly and at lower cost. Texaco Corp. has been studying the gasification process since 1946 at its Montebello Technology Center in South El Monte, Calif., near Los Angeles. As a result of its research and development work at Montebello, Texaco has become one of the world's leading suppliers of gasification technology, with more than 120 commercial plants using the process. Texaco's gasification process was described in a related article (OGJ, Aug. 5, p. 31). In addition to Saras...

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