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2008-12-15 23:01:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, today announced that it has backed Laurus Energy, the North American leader in Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project development. Laurus also announced today that top energy executive Rebecca McDonald has joined as CEO. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070702/AQM026LOGO) "Given the huge demand for energy in the U.S. and abroad and world's vast...

2008-12-15 05:00:00

WILTON, Conn., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Startech Environmental Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: STHK), a fully reporting, award-winning, environment and energy company announced today that it has been notified by waste2greenenergy Limited ("w2ge"), the Company's exclusive distributor for the UK and Poland, that w2ge's wholly-owned Polish subsidiary SG Silesia Sp Z o.o. ("SG Silesia") has entered into a formal contract with one of Poland's largest chemical companies, Zaklady Azotowe...

2008-12-09 09:42:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) has signed a global licensing agreement that grants Zero Emission Energy Plants, Inc. (ZEEP) the right to construct and operate gasification plants throughout the world using PWR's compact gasification technology. The widespread use and availability of PWR's technology could decrease energy costs, enhance energy security, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

2008-11-13 12:00:20

C Change Investments announced today that one of its affiliates is acquiring an equity position in NC12, Inc. (formally Texas Syngas, Inc.). Russell Read, C Change Investment's CEO will join the NC12 Board of Directors. NC12 has formed a joint venture with a to-be-named major utility to finance, construct and operate a synthetic natural gas production facility in Louisiana. More than half of the facility's production capacity has already been sold, with negotiations pending for the...

2008-10-27 12:00:23

InEnTec LLC and Lakeside Energy LLC today announce a new partnership to facilitate construction of commercial scale Plasma Enhanced Melter (PEM(TM)) gasification facilities that will convert hazardous waste and chemical residuals into useful chemical products. Under the terms of the agreement, Lakeside Energy will provide all project equity and working capital requirements for InEnTec Chemical LLC, a newly formed entity, to build its business. Lakeside Energy is providing the equity to...

2008-10-23 09:00:27

HOUSTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") , a global industrial gasification company, today announced that due to the difficult financial environment, SES and CONSOL Energy ("CONSOL") will cease funding of the front-end engineering design package for the Benwood, West Virginia synthetic gasoline project. With the lack of advancement of the project, the joint development agreement ("JDA") between SES and CONSOL expired according to its terms. "Given...

2008-10-23 09:00:27

HOUSTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") , a global industrial gasification company, today announced that it has entered into the primary joint venture agreement with YIMA Coal Croup ("YIMA"), a large Chinese integrated coal company, for the development of a coal gasification plant (the "Plant") which will feed downstream process for the production of transportation fuels and chemicals intermediates in Henan Province, China. The joint venture...

2008-10-21 09:00:37

In its International Energy Outlook for 2008, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that global energy consumption will grow by 50% between 2005 and 2030. Total global transportation fuel production is expected to reach 93 MMbbl/d by 2020, with 5 MMbbl/d coming from biofuels, gas-to-liquids (GTL) and coal-to-liquids (CTL) processes alone. Zeus' Global Gasification Database, released today, analyzes this trend and others. "In particular, three geographic markets merit...

2008-10-16 18:00:23

U.S. scientists say they have developed a method of producing competitively priced energy from municipal, agricultural, and forest wastes. Researchers from Purdue University and the Rochester Institute of Technology say their flexible carbon-to-liquid fuel process could replace 20 percent of the transportation fuels consumed annually in the United States. Purdue Professor Fu Zhao, the study's lead author, said the technology could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50...

2008-10-15 09:00:36

Advanced Gasification Systems are becoming less costly to build -- an important development for a gasification industry that hopes to bolt forward within the foreseeable future. While $6 billion IGCC and $2 billion SNG projects appear to have stalled, for example, Synthesis Energy Systems' simpler, more modular, highly efficient SES U-GAS/MTG systems are being deployed at capital costs of only $36 million per unit to produce methanol for the petrochemical industry and feed for unleaded...


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