coal-to-liquid News

  • FY 2008 Budget Cut $100 Million for Coal to Liquid Fuel Project

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (ENS) - Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell is asking President George W. Bush to restore funding in the federal budget for development of the nation’s first plant designed to convert waste coal into zero-sulfur diesel fuel. A promised, $100 million, no-interest loan to help with construction and startup costs for the $800 million plant in Schuylkill ...

  • Southern Research Institute Wins $1.5 Million Dept. of Energy Award to Economically Produce Liquid Fuels from Coal and Biomass Mixtures

    Southern Research Institute today announced it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy to test an innovative method for producing liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass thereby improving the economics and lifecycle impacts of coal-to-liquid (CTL) and ...


    By Southern Research Institute

  • Is there a future for coal?

    Coal continues to be under fire for loading up earth’s atmosphere with greenhouse gases. Speaking at an International Coal and Climate Summit this week, Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate official bluntly told the coal industry it has to rapidly transform itself across the entire coal value chain and be part of the solution to global warming, not the cause of it. She ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Will biomass be the saviour of coal?

    Use of biomas at coal-fired energy plants would enhance existing generation assets and balance carbon reduction objectives with energy demand and energy ...

  • “Like it or not coal is here to stay…”

    Global coal demand growth slows slightly, IEA says in latest 5-year outlook Strong Chinese policies to reduce coal dependency seen curbing growth, but Asian demand remains buoyant Tougher Chinese policies aimed at reducing dependency on coal will help restrain global coal demand growth over the next fiveyears, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Clean coal is possible - EPA

    A U.S. Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has delivered a series of recommendations on overcoming the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS within 10 years. The Task Force concluded that CCS can play an important role in domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions while preserving the option of using coal and other abundant domestic fossil ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • China clamps down on coal

    China says it will not approve any new coal mines for the next three years. The country’s National Energy Administration(NEA) says more than ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The alternative to coal in South Africa

    With a desperate need for dispatchable generation, South Africa should be readily embracing CSP as a low-carbon, sustainable, base load energy alternative. So why do its energy authorities remain unconvinced? This question has formed the subject of Part 2 of the CSP Today South Africa Guide. Forget green energy: while most nations are concerned about carbon reduction, South Africa seems more ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Clean Coal Is Available Now

    Balancing energy costs with environmental goals is becoming increasingly difficult, but there are a number of promising opportunities which will make the achievement of this balance possible. These opportunities are analyzed by the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions service. The reality is that 50 percent of U.S. power is being produced in coal-fired plants. These ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Burn Coal and Reduce CO2 Not Increase It

    Documento sin título Contrary to the popular belief, coal can actually be utilized to reduce greenhouse gases not increase them. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coal-ash dumps threaten community

    From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton coal-ash dumps is headed toward the wells that provide drinking water for Flemington, a largely working class community a half mile from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • S.A. Underground Coal Gasification Workshop

    Clarke Energy is delighted to be sponsoring the South African Underground Coal Gasification Workshop – Unlocking Southern Africa’s Unmineable Coal Reserves – which will be held on the 24th of August 2015. The event will be held at the Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club, Secunda. South Africa’s power generation network is currently under ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • TXU to Cut Mercury at Coal, Nuclear Power Plants

    DALLAS, Texas, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - TXU Power has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of mercury at its Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant about 80 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas, the company and the EPA announced Friday. The nuclear plant's managers have pledged to complete mercury reduction ...

  • North Carolina dumps coal ash deal with Duke

    North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe at one of the company's coal ash dumps spewed enough toxic sludge into the Dan River to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Lawyers for the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources asked a judge to disregard ...


    By Associated Press

  • Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass

    Diarmaid Williams reports in decentralized energy that the huge Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, once the country’s largest coal-fired station, is now completely fueled by biomass. Coal has been replaced entirely by wood pellets and straw as two energy companies, Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab (VEKS) and Dong Energy combined to ...

  • Coal power research facility meeting discharge

    UV disinfection specialist Berson has helped the Wilsonville Power Systems Development Facility in Alabama, USA, comply with strict wastewater discharge regulations. In four years of operation, contaminants have been kept within permit limits with minimal maintenance. The Wilsonville Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) is a research and development centre that tests coal-based ...


  • Federal Subsidy for New Coal Plant Challenged in Court

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - Three conservation groups have filed a lawsuit over federal financing of a new coal-fired power plant in Montana that they claim would increase global warming for decades. The Rural Utilities Service, RUS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced in May that it would fund 85 percent of the Highwood Generating Station near Great Falls, ...

  • China leading global efforts on clean coal

    China is come a step closer to capturing and storing its carbon emissions with the launch of the GreenGen coal gasification plant in Tianjin, according to a report in Nature. Carbon ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Standing for Clean Energy- Norway Divests from Coal

    In the United States, approximately 20 percent of our energy consumption comes from coal.  Additionally, most of the coal burning energy is found in industries. Clearly, this statistic needs to be decreased, but how can the United States collectively show big business that we want to move ...


    By Earth Day Network

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