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February 1, 2011

Coal-to-Chemicals

This may be coal’s decade, as the number of gasification projects skyrockets

Gerald Ondrey

Current industry syngas output has increased by 26% since 2007 — and by 50% since 2004 — reaching a current gasification capacity of 70,817 MWth of syngas output, according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s 2010 Worldwide Gasification Database. With 48 new plants (93 gasifiers) planned or under construction in the period 2011–2016, the global syngas production capacity will increase an additional 72% from 2010 levels. Such unprecedented growth is not only good news for...

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Comments (1) for Coal-to-Chemicals
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I find it quite interesting that no mention of one of the largest coal to chemicals practitioner is made in the article. The company is of course South Africa's Sasol. Any reason for ignoring them? They are, after all, round about number 30 on the list of the world's largest chemicals companies...
Posted by Julius Pretorius on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 12:58 AM

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