Gasification

IGCC & SNG
IGCC & SNG

Mississippi Supreme Court Seeks More Info in ‘Kemper’ IGCC Lawsuits

The Mississippi Supreme Court on April 21 ordered Mississippi Power Co. (MPC), the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and Thomas Blanton—one of MPC’s customers suing over MPC’s nearly-complete, $5.2-billion, 545-megawatt ”Kemper” integrated-gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) plant—to address a new set of questions on the constitutionality of “construction-work-in-progress” (CWIP) electric-power rate recovery.

Carbon Capture & Storage

Alberta Budgets Cdn$144 Million for CCS Projects

The government of Alberta, Canada, announced April 17 that it’s budgeting Cdn$144 million (US$131 million) in 2014 for two carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects related to oil-sands upgrading.

BTL & WTE
GTL & CTL
BTL & WTE

Eqtec Comments on Collaborations with GE

Spain-based Eqtec Iberia—developer of the “Ebioss” waste-gasification technology who is now teaming up with GE on a new waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Bulgaria—on April 15 revealed to Hart Energy's Downstream Business (DB) several key aspects of its technology and business.

GTL & CTL

N. Korea Plant May Fuel Chemical Weapons Effort

A new study from Johns Hopkins University raises questions about whether recent expansion of North Korea’s gasification-based “Namhung Youth Chemical Complex” is at least partly aimed at upgrading the production of chemical weapons.

Technology

Red Leaf Progressing With Oil-Shale Permit Battles

Utah-based Red Leaf Resources—developer of the novel “Ecosphere” technology for relatively low-impact extraction of kerogen from oil shale—continues to make progress on obtaining permits to launch a commercial demonstration project aimed at producing more than 300,000 barrels of unconventional oil.

IGCC & SNG
Technology

Unanswered Questions in Genoil-O.W. Bunker Fuel Desulfurization Scheme

Alberta-based Genoil will supply its gasification-based “GHU” hydrocracking technology to Denmark-based O.W. Bunker for a proposed refining project in Rotterdam that would produce a 0.1%-sulfur (maximum) marine bunker fuel as required in “emission control areas” including parts of Europe, North America and the Caribbean..