Gasification

IGCC & SNG
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
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