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2011-01-25 12:13:41

If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Any benefits from investment in alternative fuels by the U.S. Department of Defense will accrue to the nation as a whole rather than to mission-specific needs of the military, researchers found. The study is based on an examination of alternative jet and naval fuels that can be produced from coal or various renewable resources,...

2010-12-14 10:19:00

Columbia, Md., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LPP Combustion, LLC's revolutionary liquid fuel technology has successfully demonstrated the clean generation of electrical power using fourteen different liquid fuels in a commercial gas turbine. The fuels, all processed through the same LPP Combustion fuel skid prior to injection into the gas turbine as LPP Gas(TM), included conventional petroleum-based liquids, bio-fuels, and waste product solvents. No alterations to the dry, low NOx...

2010-12-14 09:59:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As previously disclosed by Sasol Limited as part of its ongoing disclosures, the South African Competition Commission has been investigating the South African polymers industry. Sasol Polymers, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries Limited ("Sasol Polymers"), has now concluded a settlement agreement with the Competition Commission ("the Commission") in relation to its existing propylene supply agreement ("the Supply Agreement")...

2010-10-15 13:54:00

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On 'Eureka! Diesel Drives the Future' tour, two Audi A3 TDI® cars will cover the length of California on Rentech synthetic diesel Demonstration next week will show how advanced diesel technologies and fuels can answer significant energy challenges soon Event caps successful run for the Audi A3 TDI as the Green Car Journal's 2010 Green Car of the Year® Audi TDI clean diesel technology - with its ability to...

2010-10-12 13:35:00

EUREKA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A pair of 2010 Audi A3 TDI cars are scheduled to embark on a four day, 1,000 mile journey beginning October 18, 2010 driving exclusively on synthetic RenDiesel® fuel produced from natural gas by Rentech, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: RTK). The Audi A3 TDI® is Green Car Journal's 2010 Green Car of the Year®. The drive by Green Car Journal editors and invited VIPs is part of the magazine's Green Car of the Year...

2010-09-13 00:31:00

JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ("Sasol" or "the company") focused and energised Earnings per share up by 17% to R26,68 Synfuels volumes up by 3,9% Cash fixed costs reduced Strong cash flows generated from operating activities Total dividend up by 24% to R10,50 per share Strong balance sheet to fund growth Growth projects remain on track Overview Chief executive, Pat Davies says: "Sasol continued to deliver on its...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its technology was selected for use in Rentech, Inc.'s Rialto Renewable Energy Center for the conversion of biomass to transportation fuels. The renewable energy center, to be built in Rialto, Calif., will convert biomass, such as yard and tree trimmings, into renewable, ultra-clean diesel fuel and renewable electricity. The new facility will use UOP hydroprocessing technology, which...

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2010-06-16 14:34:53

Putting a tree "“ figuratively speaking "“ into your car's gas tank may be the way of the future. Dr. In-Gyu Choi, associate professor in the department of forest science at Seoul National University, will coordinate a session at the 2010 IUFRO World Congress that will look at the future of forest biomass as raw materials for the development of green biofuels and chemicals. Forest biomass is renewable, abundant and carbon-neutral. Its importance as a future source of green energy...

2010-06-07 10:38:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the onset of the global economic crisis, Sasol (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL ) made the decision to conserve cash and strengthen its balance sheet. Following a substantial drop in earnings in the 2009 financial year and a bleak, uncertain economic outlook, the group decided to reduce the 2009 dividend in line with the reduction in earnings. Taking into consideration overall improved market and economic conditions, the strength of its balance sheet...

2010-03-24 09:44:00

CINCINNATI, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Camelina oil and domestic coal will soon be blended to create clean biojet fuel using coal-biomass-to-liquids technology (CBTL), thanks to an agreement between Accelergy Corporation and Great Plains - The Camelina Company. "This will be a great plus for Montana, and is another step on our way to energy independence," said Governor Brian Schweitzer. Montana has the potential for hundreds of thousands of acres of Camelina and the State has a coal...