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Can Coal Reinvent Itself? Can it be Economically Converted to Other Fuels?

Can Coal Reinvent Itself? Can it be Economically Converted to Other Fuels?

With the global community turning increasingly to more sustainable fuels, the coal industry is left wondering what it must do to stay alive. One idea that surfaces time-and-again is whether coal can be converted to a transportation fuel or to natural gas, which makes it useful and perhaps cleaner.

Suez Environnement

Suez Environnement Expands Gulf Coast Operations

Suez Environnement has opened a business development office in Houston, Texas, to better serve existing and future clients in the petrochemical, oil and gas, and power industries. The office opening is part of Suez Environnement’s broader plan to bring technology to water-intensive industries that are facing increasingly stringent regulatory requirements … Read more »

Petrochemical Corridor Attracts Investment

The Gulf Coast petrochemical corridor has attracted foreign investment because of cheap natural gas and lower costs, Fuel Fix reports. The price advantage of US-produced ethane, used in plastics manufacturing, over naptha is a key factor. Naptha is derived from petroleum, which is more expensive. More than $90 billion of … Read more »

GE

GE, Sasol Develop Water Technology that Provides Biogas

Sasol and General Electric’s GE Power & Water have developed technology that will clean wastewater while also providing biogas as a by-product for power generation. This water treatment technology, known as Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Technology (AnMBR), will be further developed at a new demonstration plant at Sasol’s R&D campus at … Read more »

Cleaning Product Industry Cuts GHGs 12% in One Year

Cleaning Product Industry Cuts GHGs 12% in One Year

Dow Chemical, Ecolab, SC Johnson, Seventh Generation and other American Cleaning Institute member companies reduced their greenhouse gas emissions 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the ACI’s 2013 Sustainability Report. The cleaning product industry’s second sustainability report shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental metric data … Read more »

Carbon Sciences to Build Its First GTL Plant

Carbon Sciences to Build Its First GTL Plant

Carbon Sciences says it is focusing on Oklahoma as the location of its first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which will turn natural gas into cleaner-burning gasoline. The company is evaluating several sites in the Tulsa area, CEO Bill Beifuss says. Carbon Sciences needs about 15 acres to build a modular miniGTL … Read more »