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2009-02-03 07:00:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Energix Research, Inc. has successfully produced liquid fuels from natural gas with a process that is more efficient -- ultimately reducing capital cost and enabling mobility. Energix Research's (http://www.EnergixResearch.com) tests indicate that its technology enables the entire gas-to-liquids (GTL) process to consume a lower percentage of the energy in the gas source and, due to the lower capital costs, the overall cost of production can be very...

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...

2009-01-08 08:30:00

Share Codes: JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At around 10h30 today a road tanker, in a loading bay at the Sasol Solvents plant in Germiston, caught fire resulting in an explosion. The fire was quickly contained and then extinguished. One injury was sustained, a possible broken ankle, and the patient is currently being treated in hospital. The cause of the fire is not yet known and is being investigated. For more information, please...

2008-11-12 06:00:17

Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other fuels, today commented on potential benefits from the Obama administration's emphasis on developing renewable energy sources. Industry observers forecast that legislation may come early next year to speed a transition to an economy fueled by renewable energy sources. Independence from foreign oil has been a goal of the United States since the...

2008-11-03 12:00:22

Rentech, Inc. (AMEX:RTK) today announced its conference schedule for November 2008. November 17, 2008 United States Army Energy Forum/Industry Day Lansdowne, Virginia Attendee: Jim McVaney, Vice President of Government Affairs About Rentech, Inc. Rentech, Inc. (www.rentechinc.com), incorporated in 1981, provides clean energy solutions. The Rentech Process is a patented and proprietary technology that converts synthesis gas from biomass and fossil resources into hydrocarbons...

2008-10-29 06:00:23

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Consol Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CNX) (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) has reported a third-quarter 2008 profit of $90.1 million, up from a $5.4 million deficit in the same period last year. The increase is attributed to higher coal prices, totaling $751 million in sales compared with $615 million year over year. The average price of coal was $51.07 per ton for the third quarter, up $10.79 per ton, or 27%, over last year. "From an...

2008-10-28 12:00:34

DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that it was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop economically viable technology to stabilize pyrolysis oil from second generation biomass feedstocks for use as a renewable fuel source. Biomass pyrolysis oil is made from second-generation feedstocks like the residuals from agricultural and forestry industries or wood-based construction and demolition...

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...

2008-10-14 09:00:31

Accelergy Corporation, a leading alternative energy technology company, today announced the launch of its commercial integrated coal to liquids (ICTL) fuels program aimed at producing cleaner fuels and chemical products from abundant coal resources. "Accelergy is revolutionizing the alternative fuel debate," said Vic Sprenger, CEO of Accelergy. "Bypassing entirely feedstocks that compete with food, Accelergy combines novel catalytic materials and process technologies with abundant supplies...

2008-10-13 03:00:27

By Anonymous KENTUCKY Congressmen Geoff Davis and Hal Rogers have unveiled more than $1.4 million in federal funding that will support research at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) on refining coal into liquid transportation fuels. The funding will help advance ongoing research into the Fischer- Tropsch method of converting coal into liquid fuels by allowing the center to build a "mini-refinery." The new allocation provides for the mini-refinery...