The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) last week instructed a “correspondence group” to submit a final report by April 2015 on how and when to proceed with a mandatory “availability” study on low-sulfur bunker fuels for a default 2020 global deadline.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reported that 1.16 billion D6 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) were generated in September, down 4.6% from the 1.22 billion generated in August.
Foster Wheeler senior vice-president Andy Allen told the Gasification Technologies Council 2014 annual conference in Washington D.C. Oct. 29 that if more governments around the world eventually adopt strict greenhouse-gas (GHG) limits, then coal gasification’s future would look grim—unless gasification technology breakthroughs enable much-higher carbon efficiencies, cut costs and slash net carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Demand for diesel fuel in the U.S. will start to drop in 2016 even as U.S. passenger-car diesel sales increase and world diesel demand grows, a new report from PIRA Energy Group shows.
South African energy and chemical company Sasol announced Oct. 27 that it’s moving ahead with its plan to develop an $8.1-billion ethane cracker and petrochemical complex at its existing Lake Charles, La., site.
Mississippi Power Co. (MPC) revealed Oct. 28 in an “8-K” filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that costs of its nearly complete, 585-megawatt “Kemper” integrated-gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) project have now soared to $6.1 billion—more than double the original cost estimate.
Industrial gases giant Linde announced Oct. 22 that it has launched construction of a rail siding adjacent to a nearly complete air separation unit (ASU) that will serve its new gasification project at La Porte, Texas.