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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,...

2005-06-13 15:20:45

Recycled plastic bottles could one day be used to lubricate your car's engine, according to researchers at Chevron and the University of Kentucky, who in laboratory experiments converted waste plastic into lubricating oil. These polyethylene-derived oils, they say, could help improve fuel economy and reduce the frequency of oil changes. The pilot study appears in the July 20 issue of the American Chemical Society's peer-reviewed journal Energy & Fuels. ACS is the world's largest...