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2009-10-14 08:28:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) announced today that Dr Benny Mokaba has resigned as director of Sasol Limited with effect from 14 October and will leave the employment of the company on 1 January 2010. However, Dr Mokaba has agreed to make some of his time available in 2010 to render consultancy services to Sasol on selected projects. The Sasol chief executive, Pat Davies said, "I would like to thank Benny for his contribution...

2009-10-12 05:32:00

JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol's (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2009, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, have been issued and have been posted on the Sasol website at www.sasol.com. An abridged report will not be published as the information previously published in the preliminary report is unchanged. Copies of the annual report will be sent to holders of securities and the JSE...

2009-09-03 10:55:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The gas-to-liquids (GTL) business is involved in the chemical conversion of stranded natural gas feedstocks to liquid products such as transportation fuels and chemicals. Insofar as beneficial processing of the world's huge resource base of stranded natural gas is concerned, GTL processing is a relatively recent R&D focus of the petrochemical industry. Development of commercial-scale GTL plants, utilizing stranded natural gas is a relatively recent...

2009-08-18 07:59:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today that eight of its member airlines have signed an unprecedented agreement with Rentech, Inc. and Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG) to purchase up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable synthetic diesel fuel (RenDiesel) for use in ground service equipment at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)...

2009-08-11 09:13:51

A Fischer Tropsch (FT) microchannel reactor developed by Velocys Inc, combined with a new highly active FT catalyst developed by Oxford Catalysts, has been short-listed in the Best Innovation by an SME category of the 2009 ICIS Innovation Awards.The reactor, which can achieve productivities that are orders of magnitude greater than for conventional FT reactors, can operate economically when processing just 500-2000 tones of waste per day. Diesel and jet fuels produced using the microchannel...

2009-08-06 15:12:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ASTM International's final approval of jet fuel blended with synthetic paraffinic kerosene from the Fischer-Tropsch process marks a critical step on the path to everyday use of alternative jet fuel by commercial, private and military aviation. "AIA is very pleased at the speedy approval of this new jet fuel blend by ASTM," said AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey. "This is another step forward in our industry's efforts to reduce our...

2009-06-25 16:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIA is pleased that the fuels subcommittee of ASTM International approved a new specification for alternative jet fuel from the Fischer-Tropsch process Wednesday. The subcommittee's approval means that this fuel has cleared a significant milestone. Once approved by ASTM, and accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration, synthetic paraffinic kerosene from the Fischer-Tropsch process (FT-SPK) can be blended with conventional fuels and used...

2009-06-25 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the ASTM International Aviation Fuels Subcommittee for passing a new specification that will enable the use of synthetic fuels in aviation. This step by ASTM, a standards development organization, is a watershed event and sets the stage for the blended fuel to receive full ASTM approval by the fall of this year. "The...

2009-01-29 08:38:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new research report from NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, global demand for catalysts used in the refining industry is set to grow to about $3.7 billion in 2011 and then go on to reach $4.8 billion in 2015, as the price of petroleum begins to increase once more under new inflationary economic pressures and environmental demands. Additional details about the report can be found on the firm's website at...

2008-10-27 09:00:34

Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its subsidiaries, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited and Foster Wheeler International Engineering & Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., together with its consortium partner, Wuhuan Engineering Company, have been awarded contracts by Sasol Synfuels International (Proprietary) Limited (Sasol) and Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Company Ltd. (Shenhua) to perform a feasibility study for an 80,000 barrels per day coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant in...


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