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2008-07-17 12:01:09

Syntroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNM) today announced that the Company will host a conference call for investors to discuss recent announcements related to approval from Tyson and Syntroleum to build Dynamic Fuels' first renewable synthetic fuels facility in Geismar, Louisiana. Dynamic Fuels LLC is a 50:50 venture between Syntroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNM) and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE; TSN) to convert low-grade inedible fats and greases into renewable synthetic diesel, jet and military...

2008-06-25 00:02:45

By Rick Stouffer One of the world's largest coal producers will finish construction this year of the first coal-to-liquid plant built in 40 years -- but the $1.5 billion project isn't located in America -- it's in China. The Shenhua Group will begin producing diesel fuel from coal later this year at the facility, located in Inner Mongolia, about 375 miles west of Beijing. The plant will convert coal into some 22,000 barrels of crude oil-like liquid per day, of which 70 percent will be...

2008-06-21 03:00:18

By Hiserodt, Ed American-dug coal could be altered to produce clean-burning fuels for our vehicles. Here's how we could do it, and what might stop it from happening. In 1943, when Germany had virtually no sources of petroleum to fuel its Luftwaffe, U-boats, and Tiger tanks, its scientists (arguably among the best in the world at that time) didn't turn to solar and wind power. Evil does not equate to naivete. Hitler's technical advisers turned to another energy source to keep their Wehrmacht...

2008-06-19 12:01:00

Syntroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNM) today announced that Dynamic Fuels LLC has received final approval from the Louisiana State Bond Commission for $100 million in tax exempt Gulf Opportunity Zone (GO Zone) Bonds to fund the building of the company's first renewable synthetic fuels facility in Geismar, Louisiana. The $100 million allocation is the maximum amount that can be granted for a project under policy guidelines adopted by the State Bond Commission earlier this year. This completes...

2007-12-18 09:00:39

HOUSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- DKRW Advanced Fuels (DKRW) announced today that it is achieving key milestones in the development of its Medicine Bow Fuel & Power Project in Carbon County, Wyoming. The project, located near the town of Medicine Bow, is a facility to produce liquid transport fuels due to come on line in 2013 with an initial production capacity of 15,000 to 20,000 barrels per day of gasoline. DKRW and ExxonMobil have executed a license agreement securing the rights to...

2007-06-29 06:04:24

Today, Fuel Frontiers, Inc. (FFI), a subsidiary of Nuclear Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: NSOL), issued the following status update for its proposed waste to ultra-clean synthetic diesel production facilities. Initially, FFI's efforts to develop waste-to-fuel plants were focused on the production of synthetic ethanol. However, since the January 2007 engagement of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. to potentially lead a bond offering for the construction of a waste-to-ethanol synthesis plant in New...

2007-06-10 03:00:00

An incentive package under debate by state lawmakers would likely provide hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for two potential multi-billion dollar projects -- in Pike and Muhlenberg counties -- that would convert coal into transportation fuels. While the coal industry is feverishly pushing for the incentive package in a possible special legislative session this summer, environmentalists have concerns about potential air pollution and global warming. Peabody Energy, the world's...

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2006-06-30 14:15:00

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Later this year, a giant U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber will take off with a new kind of jet fuel that can be derived from coal or natural gas, setting the stage for the U.S. military to eventually burn a new formula that is not derived from crude oil. In September, a B-52 Stratofortress will fly from Edwards Air Force Base in California with two of its eight engines burning a mix of half oil-derived JP8 fuel and half a clean-burning alternative made from...

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2006-04-14 00:50:00

(RedOrbit) Researchers at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, have developed a way to convert carbon sources, such as coal, into diesel fuel. In collaboration with researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, professor Alan Goldman of Rutgers explained that the breakthrough technology employs a pair of catalytic chemical reactions that operate in tandem, one of which obtained the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. "The key to energy independence in the next five...

2005-08-25 12:55:15

By Adam Tanner HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Montana's governor wants to solve America's rising energy costs using a technology discovered in Germany 80 years ago that converts coal into gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. The Fischer-Tropsch technology, discovered by German researchers in 1923 and later used by the Nazis to convert coal into wartime fuels, was not economical as long as oil cost less than $30 a barrel. But with U.S. crude oil now hitting more than double that price,...


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