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Sinopec cleared to build giant coal-to-gas project

(South China Morning Post)
Eric Ng | August 27, 2013
China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) has received Beijing's approval for a mega project to turn coal into natural gas as part of the mainland's strategy to increase energy efficiency and cut reliance on oil and gas imports.(Read more...)

Foster Wheeler plans China substitute natural gas unit with Wison, Clariant

(Hydrocarbon Processing)
Hydrocarbon Processing | June 13, 2013
The pilot plant will demonstrate Foster Wheeler’s VESTA substitute natural gas (SNG) technology. Under the agreement, Wison Engineering will provide engineering and construction services, Foster Wheeler will license technology, and Clariant will supply the proprietary developed catalyst. (Read more...)

Texas Company to Build Coal Gasification Plant in China

 (Industry Week)
Adrienne Selko | IndustryWeek | April 9, 2013
Houston company Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.’s agreement with Hainan Dongfang Henghe Energy Development Company Ltd. is for a $1.6 billion coal waste to synthetic natural gas project. (Read more...)
The U-GAS® gasification process
The U-GAS® gasification process

Researchers Outline Carbon Negative Gasification Using Coal

 (Waste Management World)
A. R. Day, cost consultant; A. Williams, GL Noble Denton Ltd; Chris Hodrien, Timmins CCS Ltd. | April 5, 2013
Low cost carbon negative SNG (substitute natural gas) produced from co-gasified waste, biomass and coal, and decarbonised at source prior to injection into the gas transmission system, will assist in decarbonising downstream gas users – power, heat, transport and industry – at no cost to businesses and consumers, without alteration to their existing use of energy, provided that carbon negative SNG is cost competitive with fossil natural gas. (Read more...)

Leading the way in coal to substitute natural gas

 (Digital Refining)
Digital Refining | August 10, 2012
Johnson Matthey is continuing to lead the way in the conversion of coal to substitute natural gas (SNG) in China, as it announces its sixth contract for an SNG plant in the region. The contract entered into between Davy Process Technology (Davy) and Johnson Matthey Catalysts (JM Catalysts), both part of Johnson Matthey Plc, is with Tangshan ENN Yongshun Clean Energy Co., Ltd for a plant to produce SNG using Coke Oven Gas as a feedstock. The scope of the project includes a technology licence, basic engineering design, catalysts and support services for the methanation unit that converts synthesis gas to SNG (Read more...)

Gasification Systems - Gasifier Optimization and Plant Supporting Systems Hybrid Solar Coal Gasifier

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is developing a hybrid solar/coal gasification system and building a proof-of-concept gasifier; demonstrating that coal can be gasified with the hybrid system to generate clean syngas for energy production. The hybrid coal gasification system will be partly powered by solar energy to reduce the energy cost and associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. (Read more...)

Tax exemption on all future expansion projects at coal gasification facilities signed into law

North Dakota | Basin Electric Power Cooperative | April 26, 2013
Basin Electric, through its for-profit subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company, owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant – the only commercial-scale coal gasification plant in the United States that manufactures natural gas. (Read more...)

RIL selects Phillips 66's E-Gas Technology

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday announced it has selected Phillips 66’s E-Gas technology for its planned gasification plants at Jamnagar in Gujarat. (Read more...)

Pakistan coal gasification a solution to power crisis

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has asked the caretaker government to encourage private sector investment in coal gasification projects that offer one of the most versatile and clean ways to produce electricity. In a statement here, LCCI President Mr Farooq Iftikhar said that 175 billion tonne of Thar coal reserves could provide guaranteed long term energy security to Pakistan.(Read more...)

Wanxiang and GreatPoint Energy Announce $1.25 Billion Investment and Agree to Construct World’s Most Efficient Coal-to-Natural Gas Production Facility in China

The Bluegas hydromethanation technology developed and owned by GreatPoint Energy directly converts coal into pipeline quality natural gas, the cleanest commercial fuel in use globally. GreatPoint Energy’s proprietary technology operates at the highest efficiency with the least environmental impact, and produces natural gas at the lowest cost in the industry. Its water consumption is only half of that of competing gasification systems. Inherent in the technology is the ability to capture nearly all emissions, including carbon dioxide, which can be sequestered and used for oil production through Enhanced Oil Recovery. (Read more...)

Coal gasification for low-emission power generation

CSIRO’s gasification and syngas research is supporting the transition to high-efficiency coal-based energy systems capable of operating with near-zero emissions.. (Read more...)