synthetic fuel

Converting Coal to Synthetic Natural Gas in China

January 22, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

The International Energy Agency forecasts a slowing of coal demand growth but no retreat in its global use. That won’t surprise energy realists, but the item I wasn’t expecting was the reference in the IEA press release to growing efforts in China to convert coal into liquid fuels and especially synthetic natural gas.[read more]

Rentech Making Waves

August 19, 2009 by Robert Rapier

The following story posed a bit of a dilemma for me. In my new role, there will be potential conflicts of interest in some of the stories I may post, and until I elaborate on what I am doing, I am trying to avoid posting anything that might fall into that category.When I first saw this story earlier today - and in fact received the press...[read more]

Rentech Announces BTL Plant

May 12, 2009 by Robert Rapier

Still on vacation, but an interesting announcement yesterday by Rentech:Rialto ProjectOur proposed Rialto Renewable Energy Center (Rialto Project) will be located in Rialto, California. The facility is designed to produce approximately 600 barrels per day of pure renewable synthetic fuels and export approximately 35 megawatts of...[read more]