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2008-09-29 18:00:36

THE work being carried out at Newcastle University into clean fuels is both complex in its detail and simple in its aim. Prof Paul Younger is leading a team which wants to turn coal into energy using underground gasification and capture power station emissions using Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Underground gasification is a process first trialled in the Durham coalfields in 1912, whereby coal is gasified underground by injecting steam and oxygen via boreholes into the seam. The...

2008-09-22 15:00:39

The U.S. Department of Energy announced an $8 billion solicitation in federal loan guarantees for projects employing new clean coal technology. Energy Department officials said the projects should employ advanced technologies that avoid, reduce or sequester emissions of air pollutants or greenhouse gases in the area of coal-based power generation, industrial gasification and advanced coal gasification facilities. It's the third round of solicitations that encourages the commercial use of...

2008-08-27 09:01:20

Emerging gasification technologies could rapidly advance gasification deployment in the next five to ten years and are being used in advanced, modular systems that significantly reduce capital and plant-operating costs. Prefabricated-gasification systems are easily built and transported to the site. Pending CO2 laws have also created an opportunity for advanced-gasification technologies to be fully developed by smaller firms that need fuel with less CO2 impact. The most significant...

2008-07-10 12:00:52

By Mike Wereschagin, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--Sen. John McCain, on a tour of Consol Energy's research and development campus in South Park on Wednesday, praised the energy giant for its research into cleaner-burning coal technology. "Coal is America's greatest natural resource, as far as energy is concerned," McCain said. "We sit on the world's largest supply of it." Both McCain and rival Sen. Barack Obama include "clean coal" in their energy platforms, saying the...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

Ze-gen, Inc., a clean energy company providing advanced gasification technology to convert waste streams into synthesis gas and low emissions electrical energy, has reported preliminary synthesis gas data from its demonstration facility that confirms the company's models and expectations. Ze-gen's Senior Vice President of Engineering, Scott Fraser, delivered a presentation entitled "Update on Ze-gen's Proof of Concept Gasification Plant" to the 16th North American Waste to Energy...

2008-06-24 02:30:07

Peak coal could occur worldwide as early as 2025 at total recoverable reserves of 6.4 billion tons in one estimate and in 2030 at 8.3 billion tons in another forecast. The concept of peak coal is as real as peak oil or peak natural gas. At least 20 nations including the UK, Germany and Japan have already passed peak coal. Some major coal-producing nations have a relatively young coal industry that is only in the beginning of their production curves. Some analysts are pessimistic about...

2008-01-07 12:00:31

HOUSTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") is pleased to report that its 95%-owned joint venture with Shandong Hai Hua Coal & Chemical Company Ltd. ("Hai Hua"), has commenced initial syngas production at its first coal-to-methanol gasification plant in Shandong Province, China. "Just 12 months following Hai Hua's initial groundbreaking, we have completed construction and commissioning and have now begun syngas production at this plant. Over the...

2007-06-19 12:00:28

Construction began in May on China's first industrial-pilot underground coal gasification (UCG) project in the Northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Seven ignition and production wells reached the coalbed 200 meters below ground by May 23 in the project's $112 million first phase. The project consists of underground drilling and ignition, aboveground coal-gasification power generation, and chemical production. The plant is located at the Gonggou Coal Mine in Wulanchabu City and by...

2007-06-07 15:00:26

Australia's Linc Energy Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shiv Vani Oil & Gas Exploration Services Ltd. for setting up joint ventures to develop underground coal gasification (UCG) and gas to liquids (GTL) projects in India. The immediate focus of the MOU is to ensure the joint venture gains and develops coal blocks that the Indian government is releasing later this year for the specific purpose of UCG development. "India is one of the new economic powerhouses in the...


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