Gasification

IGCC & SNG
Carbon Capture & Storage
IGCC & SNG
IGCC & SNG

Researchers Tout IGCC Plant ‘CO2 Sponge’ Scheme

Researchers at the University of Liverpool announced August 12 that they’ve developed a relatively cheap “sponge-like plastic” material that could be used to capture byproduct carbon dioxide (CO2) from integrated-gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plants.

IGCC & SNG

Some Retiring U.S. Power Plants May Not Require Replacement

Despite strict carbon-reduction regulations expected to come down on the power-generation sector in the U.S. in the coming years, many retiring nuclear and coal power plants may not need to be replaced on a megawatt-to-megawatt basis, according to a recent survey-based report conducted by Black and Veatch.

GTL & CTL
IGCC & SNG

Saras 2Q 2014: Refining Down, IGCC Power Up

Italy-based oil refiner and integrated gasification combined cycle power producer Saras announced August 8 that its second quarter (2Q) refining segment comparable earnings before interest and taxes posted a net loss of €84.3 million, down from a net loss of €61.4 million in 2Q 2013.

Technology
GTL & CTL

'PUB' Process Could Yield Optimal Crude Production

Alberta-based Expander Energy announced August 12 that it has launched a characterization study for a proposed “partially upgraded bitumen” scheme that potentially could enhance profits for both oil refiners and oil-sands producers—and also slash net greenhouse gases.

GTL & CTL

Liberty GTL Touts Pilot-Plant Project in Houston

U.S. and South Africa-based Liberty GTL recently touted a “letter of intent” deal with Houston-based Biofuels Power (BFLS) and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions-Africa that aims to construct a “small-scale,” gas-to-liquids (GTL) pilot plant in Houston.