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Envidity launches $1B UCG-GTL project in Mongolia

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announced the commitment of funds to launch a US$1-billion underground coal gasification gas-to-liquids (UCG-GTL) project in Mongolia. Brief

Shenhua CTL plant ramping up production; profitable in first quarter of year

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Zhang Yuzhuo, general manager of Shenhua Group, said at a forum held in east China’s Anhui Province that the group’s CTL project in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region produced 216,000 tonnes of refined oil products in the first quarter of this year, which brought more than 100 million yuan (15.38 People’s Daily. million U.S.

Electric Qashqai becomes first EV to cross Gobi Desert

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Crossing through Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, [.]. A couple of Danish travel writers have successfully travelled around the world in a converted Nissan Qashqai electric car. Electric cars Nissan Denmark electric car Gobi Moto Mundo Qashqai travel

Sinopec establishes coal-to-chemical unit

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The group planned to build six coal-to-chemical bases across the country from 2011 to 2015, with the bases spreading in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Guizhou Province, Anhui Province, Henan Province and Ningxia Autonomous Region, each. Menafn. China Petroleum Corp. Sinopec Great Wall Energy Chemical Co., Brie

Fluid thermal processing of Mongolian oil sands

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Israel’s Brack Capital Energy (BCE) is exploring for oil sands reserves in the Xing’an region of Inner Mongolia. present, the comprehensive study of oil sand use is only just beginning in China, and there is a dearth of information available regarding the fluid thermal reaction behaviors of Inner Mongolia oil sand bitumen. Zhang et al.

Clean Global Energy in JV for $400M Underground Coal Gasification Project in China

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Ltd of Beijing, China (YSJY ), Inner Mongolia Gu Xin Mining Co. Ltd of Beijing, China (GX) and Goldbridge Clean Tech Energy of East Sussex, United Kingdom (GB) to undertake a US$400M commercial UCG (underground coalgasification) project on GX’s Inner Mongolia coal deposit. Underground coal gasification. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.)

Synthesis Energy Systems Demonstrates Stable and Efficient Gasification at Hai Hua on Lignite Coal

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Synthesis Energy Systems’ (SES) 95%-owned Hai Hua joint venture project in Shandong Province, China, has completed a successful commercial-scale gasification demonstration, converting lignite coal from the Inner Mongolia region of China to syngas. Earlier post.). Francis Lau, SES’ Chief Technology Officer.

Shenhua Group Developing Chinas First Carbon Capture and Storage Project at its CTL Plant

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The CCS project will be applied to Shenhua’s 1-million-ton direct coal-to-liquids plant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, which launched trial operation at the end of last year. China Daily.

Honeywell’s UOP Methanol-to-Olefins technology selected to convert coal to high-value petrochemicals in China

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Jiutai will produce 600,000 metric tons per year of ethylene and propylene at its facility in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Province, China. UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that China’s Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer) Co. The process, based on proprietary UOP catalysts, is proven to provide high yields with minimal byproducts. Brief

Hexa Research forecasts $10.96B global rare earth elements market by 2020

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Molycorp and Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth Hi-Tech Co. According to a new study by Hexa Research, high demand for rare earth elements such as cerium and lanthanum in applications such as automobiles, metallurgy, phosphors, glass, etc. will drive global market growth, resulting in a global rare earth elements market reaching $10.96

Teco to begin producing E-Bus hub motors in April, May

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Engaged extensively in eco-friendly vehicles, power generation and technologies, Teco is also working with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop motors for electric scooters, and has delivered wind-power generators for testing in Mongolia, says Lin. to the chairman C.K. Brief

Chinas Guizhou province proposes $11.3B coal-to-oil plant

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The indirect coal-to-oil technology, developed by the Institute of Coal Chemistry under Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been applied in three pilot projects and one of them, a 160,000 tonnes-per-year plant Yitai in Inner Mongolia, passed NEA’s examination in July, the report said. Chinamining.org.

Shenhua Completes Worlds Largest Coal-to-Olefins Project

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The Shenhua Baotou Coal-to-Olefins Project was completed in Baotou, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on 31 May. People’s Daily. The project—targeted to produce 1.80 Mt/a methanol and 600,000 t/a of polethyelene and polypropylene—is to be operational this year and is the world’s largest coal-to-olefins project.

8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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ADB is already supporting green transportation solutions across Asia, including low-cost electric vehicles in the Philippines, urban metrorail systems in Viet Nam, bus rapid transit systems in Mongolia and Bangladesh, and inland waterway transport in the People’s Republic of China. —ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda. Brief

$1.1B Huineng SNG plant goes on-stream transforming coal into natural gas in China

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The Huineng SNG plant is owned and operated by the private Chinese company Huineng Coal Electricity Group and represents an investment of US$1.1 Brie

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Chinas Largest Euro-5 Diesel Engine Plant Comes Online; 300,000 Units in Phase 1, 1M Units Targeted

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CCTV reports that the Haw Tai Motor Plant, China’s largest Euro-5 diesel engine plant, has gone into production in Inner Mongolia. CCTV report.

Molycorp to accelerate initial start-up of new rare earth processing facility; $114M additional investment

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On Tuesday, China’s Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) Hi-Tech, which accounts for nearly half of the world’s light rare-earth production, said it would suspend smelting and separation work for a month to use its market power to rally falling rare earth prices. Molycorp, Inc., Earlier post.). Mark A. —Mark Smith.

4,500th GE Evolution Series Locomotive enters service; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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The Evolution Series Locomotives operate in key rail markets worldwide, including in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Australia. GE Transportation’s 4,500 th more fuel efficient Evolution Series Locomotive has entered revenue service. Production is scheduled to start by the third quarter of 2012.

Shell Postpones Coal-to-Liquids Venture With Shenhua

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In 2008, Shenhua completed construction of a 1-million-ton direct liquefaction CTL project in Ordos in Inner Mongolia. China Daily. Royal Dutch Shell is postponing a coal-to-liquids (CTL) joint project with Shenhua Group in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in China. “In Earlier post.).

Aquatech awarded a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) contract for a major Chinese coal-to-chemicals project

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Water purification technology company Aquatech has been awarded a contract for a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) plant for a coal-to-chemicals facility in Hailer in Inner Mongolia. The plant will treat 2400 m 3 /day (634,000 gallons US/day) of wastewater and reuse 92.5% before taking it to the Brine Concentrator and subsequent evaporation pond.

Cougar Energy Forms New Underground Coal Gasification to Methane JV in Australia

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In December 2009, Cougar executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Direct Invest Pte Ltd, the Singapore-domiciled subsidiary of the Direct Invest Group, to establish Cougar Direct Invest China Limited (CDIC) for the purpose of developing Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) projects in China and in Mongolia. Australia Petroleum Ltd.

First Solar Signs MoU for 2GW Solar Power Plant in China

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First Solar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Chinese government to build a 2 gigawatt solar power plant in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China. Phase 1 will be a 30 megawatt demonstration project that will begin construction by 1 June 2010 and be completed as soon thereafter as practicable. First Solar CEO Mike Ahearn.

GE Transportation Unveils New Evolution Series Locomotive; 17% Reduction in Fuel Consumption, 70% Reduction in Emissions

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Evolution Series Locomotives currently are operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan and Egypt.

Accelergy and Yankuang Group to conduct feasibility study for large-scale hybrid coal-to-liquids plant in China; targeting 68,000 barrels of fuel per day

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Pathways for producing liquid fuels from coal. The Accelergy/Yanjuang plant would combine the indirect (F-T) and direct pathways. Source: EMRE.

NOAA: Global Temps Push Last Month to Hottest March on Record

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Cooler-than-normal regions included Mongolia and eastern Russia, northern and western Europe, Mexico, northern Australia, western Alaska and the southeastern United States. Taken separately, average ocean temperatures were the warmest for any March and the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record. F (13.5 °C),

Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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The overall study area covered East-Southeast Asia and included 17 countries: China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR); Taiwan; Japan; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam. annually. —Professor Schneider. Resources.

NOAA: Warmest April Global Temperature on Record; Also Warmest January-April

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Cooler-than-normal places included Mongolia, Argentina, far eastern Russia, the western contiguous United States and most of China. F (14.5 °C),

Canadian Pacific Selects GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer; Locomotive Fuel Savings of 6-10% in Testing

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More than 3200 Evolution locomotives are currently operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan and Egypt, and approximately 17,000 GE locomotives are in use in more than 50 countries around the world. Operation of Trip Optimizer is similar to the autopilot feature in today’s jetliners.

China Moving Ahead with Shenhua CTL Project; NuCoal in Canada Focusing on CTL Gasoline Project

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Recently Shenhua announced that it plans to conduct a second test production run at its already completed Erdos project in Inner Mongolia. Project developers in both China and Canada are moving forward with new coal-to-liquid (CTL) fuel facilities, according to the Coal-to-Liquids Coalition (CTLC). Earlier post.)

GE and Shenhua open coal gasification joint venture in China

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At 14%, China holds the most coal reserves in the region, the majority of these reserves are concentrated in the provinces of Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shandong, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia. GE announced the opening of GE Shenhua Gasification Technology Company Ltd., GBI report: Asia-Pacific to be the leading coal-producing region.

Saab Automobile enters agreement with Hawtai Motor Group on strategic partnership

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Founded in 2000, Hawtai is a China-based privately-owned automotive company with its headquarters and R&D center located in Beijing, and two production facilities located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia and Rongcheng, Shandong Province. Spyker Cars N.V. This agreement, which follows Spyker’s securing €59.1 per share.

Shell, Shenhua to Partner on RD in Advanced Coal Technology; Shell Qualifies 3 Chinese Companies to Manufacture Gasification Technology

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Shenhua has built the world’s first million-tonne level direct coal liquefaction project in China’s Inner Mongolia, equipped with two gasifiers using Shell’s coal gasification technology to produce hydrogen from coal. Shell Coal Gasification Process. Source: Shell. Click to enlarge. Additionally, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

GE’s Evolution Series Locomotive Delivers 6% Fuel Advantage Over Competitor

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GE Transportation has delivered more than 3,200 Evolution Series locomotives to its railway customers operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Egypt. The lab conducted the tests in late January and early February 2009. Advanced technology. Greater reliability.

JPL study finds Earths largest lakes warming due to climate change

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trends increased slightly farther east in Siberia, Mongolia and northern China. In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, researchers have determined that Earth’s largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in. response to climate change. °F) per decade. Northern Hemisphere. Resources.

Sparton and NuCoal to Evaluate NuCoals Saskatchewan Coal Holdings and CTL Residue for Germanium and Uranium Commercialization Potential

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Sinopec is fully familiar with all aspects of CTL operations and distributes the production of coal liquids from the Shenhua Group CTL operations in Inner Mongolia PRC. Sparton Resources Inc. This latter team is currently generating an NI 43-101 compliant coal resource estimate for the various NuCoal properties. Click to enlarge. Uranium.