Gasification

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IGCC & SNG
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..

Carbon Capture & Storage

Study Analyzes CO2-Capture Technology Obstacles, Progress

Norway-based research groups Technology Center Mongstad (TCM) and neighboring SINTEF on April 3 unveiled a study analyzing the current state and future prospects for 23 relatively new carbon-dioxide (CO2) capture technologies – including pre-combustion, post-combustion and oxy-fired combustion varieties.     

IGCC & SNG
BTL & WTE

First WM, Velocys, Ventech, NRG GTL Plant 250 Bbl/d

The first Fischer-Tropsch  fuels plant to be built by the new gas-to-liquids joint venture between Waste Management, Velocys, Ventech and NRG is likely to be around 250 barrels per day, WM corporate venturing vice president Joe Vaillancourt told Downstream Business in an exclusive March 25 interview.

GTL & CTL
IGCC & SNG

Mississippi Power: Another Cost Hike for Kemper IGCC Plant

Mississippi Power Co. (MPC) revealed April 2 in a Form 8-K filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it has suffered yet another big cost increase in its under-construction, $5.2-billion, 585-megawatt “Kemper” integrated-gasification-combined cycle (IGCC) plant.

Regulation & Legislation

ExxonMobil Publishes First-Ever CO2-Risk Report

ExxonMobil Corp. on March 31 issued its first-ever public reports that analyze potential risk to shareholders if future government regulation were to limit the production and combustion of fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide (CO2) or other greenhouse gases (GHGs).