Gasification

IGCC & SNG
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..

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