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August 1, 2012
The Yankuang Group (Zoucheng City, Shandong Province; www.ykjt.cn), one of China’s largest coal companies, and Accelergy Corp. (Houston; www.accelergy.com), are jointly developing a large-scale, low-carbon, coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant incorporating both direct and indirect liquefaction, in Erdos in China’s Inner Mongolia Province. The plant, which will produce 68,000 bbl/d of fuel per day, will...
August 1, 2011
Practically all of the coal-fired power plants in the U.S. collect ash from the bottoms of their boilers using a wet system — the ash falls into hoppers that are partially filled with water, and once or twice per shift the slurry is pumped to a settling pond or solid-liquid separation tanks (dewatering bins). In a break from that norm, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. is switching its two 650-MW...
May 1, 2011
An Australian team including CSIRO (Melbourne; www.csiro.au) and the Uni- versity of Newcastle (www.newcastle.edu.au) has developed an alternative pathway for producing ultra-low-ash coal that, the team believes, can be used to fuel diesel engines, thus providing the opportunity for diesel engines to replace steam engines for large-scale base-load power generation. The method involves slurrying and...
June 1, 2009
The world’s first demonstration plant combining underground coal gasification and gas-to-liquids (GTL) technologies in the same facility was officially opened on April 22 in Chinchilla, 350 km northwest of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The plant is operated by Linc Energy Ltd (Brisbane; www.lincenergy.com.au), which was formed to research, develop and commercialize the underground...
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