Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Study Group
The "Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle" study group was a project headed by Governor Doyle with an objective to advise the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Public Service Commission (PSC) on the viability of integrated gas combined cycle (IGCC) technology for Wisconsin. Rather than burning coal, gasification is a process by which coal, under high pressure and temperature, is transformed into gas prior to combustion. The resultant gas, called syngas, can be cleaned of pollutants prior to firing in a turbine. And, if linked to Carbon sequestration, IGCC offers the possibility of continuing to rely upon coal for power generation while reducing coal's impact to society.