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2008-09-21 00:00:21

By Marshall Brain High gasoline prices are a problem, and that makes people wonder whether there is an easy solution. One possibility is to buy smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. Another is to switch to electricity for some or all of our driving. Electric cars run exclusively on battery power, and plug-in hybrids use batteries for 30 or so miles before they switch over to a normal gasoline engine for power. Another option is to try searching and drilling for more oil, which would increase...

2008-09-17 06:00:33

Petro-Canada, the operator and a 60% owner of the Fort Hills Project (Project), along with its Partners in the Fort Hills Energy Limited Partnership, said today that the preliminary results of the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) work suggests that estimated costs for the Fort Hills Project have risen considerably. The Project, as currently conceived, consists of an integrated oil sands mine and bitumen extraction plant 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta and the upgrader in...

2008-09-08 18:00:28

HOUSTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") announced today that David Eichinger, chief financial officer and senior vice president of corporate development, will present at the Merriman Curhan Ford 5th Annual Investor Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time. A live audio webcast of the presentation and the accompanying slideshow may be accessed through the company's website at http://www.synthesisenergy.com/...

2008-09-03 18:00:34

A DEESIDE based company is to help a university produce clean energy from unwanted waste. The University of East Anglia has chosen a Refgas system to provide combined heat and power to the university campus. The system, to be delivered early next year, will reduce the university's carbon emissions ratings by a third. Refgas, which is based at Engineer Park, Sandycroft, has developed and patented a unique renewable energy technology. Its gasifier takes in unrecyclable waste which...

2008-09-01 03:00:18

By Harris, Linda CONSOL Energy and Houston-based Synthesis Energy Systems, the two companies bankrolling a new, $800 million coal-to-liquid plant in Marshall County, say it just makes sense to build it in West Virginia. CONSOL and SES are teaming up in a joint venture, Northern Appalachia Fuel LLC, to develop and operate a coal gasification and liquification plant in Benwood. It will employ 60-plus workers on a permanent basis to start, and 300 to 500 people during the construction...

2008-08-28 15:01:01

HOUSTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Hart Energy Publishing announces the acquisition of the Unconventional Natural Gas Report newsletter from Denver-based Energy Research Services. This monthly e-newsletter provides the E&P community with the latest information, data and resources for the unconventional natural gas industry. The report summarizes significant developments in active shale plays, coal-bed natural gas, tight gas, and gas-hydrate activity along with government/environmental...

2008-08-28 03:00:50

By Poruban, Steven Production of Canadian oil sands bitumen will continue to rise in the coming decades but not without advances in processing technologies and the adoption by producers of varied strategies to market the resulting heavy crude blends. These were some of the issues raised by speakers July 15 during the opening session of the second annual Oil Sands & Heavy Oil Technologies Conference & Exhibition in Calgary. Tension was palpable at the opening session regarding one...

2008-08-24 22:57:36

ONE of the most coveted experiences of a university academic staff is the opportunity to undertake a leading edge in research. Chemical Engineering Department Associate Professor Dr Noor Asmawati M. Zabidi (pic) took the advantage to do just that when she was sent to the Eindhoven University of Technology in Holland. "I went there to explore new research areas in the field of nanocatalysis, specifically for gas-to-liquid conversion process," says Asmawati, who was there for nine months....

2008-08-20 12:00:00

By KELLEY PRICE A HIGH-temperature process that converts plant and food waste into essential products is emerging on Teesside. The technology could produce everything from the vital chemicals already used in everyday life to next-generation biodiesel in a highly sustainable way. The environmental promise of products created from the process known as pyrolysis is impressive. Syngas, for example, a stepping stone on the holy grail towards producing synthetic diesel and petrol from...

2008-08-18 18:00:35

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") has announced that its 95%-owned joint venture project with Shandong Hai Hua Coal & Chemical Company Ltd. ("SHHCCC") obtained key government approvals for the expansion ("Phase II") of its existing Hai Hua project in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province, China. The Phase II expansion will result in additional production capacity of approximately 17,000 standard cubic meters per hour ("scm/hr") (a 15 MW...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.