Swiss company outlines methanol-to-gasoline option for Alaska North Slope gas to state legislature

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At a recent hearing of the Alaska state legislature’s House Resources Committee, Deo van Wijk, chairman of Swiss company Janus Methanol AG (formed in 2007), outlined a potential approach to converting North Slope gas to gasoline via the combination of a new methanol production technology (GigaMethanol) and the Methanol-to-Gasoline (MTG) process developed by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (EMRE). Methanol-to-gasoline process flow diagram. Source: EMRE. Click to enlarge.

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Alaska Native Corporation Proposes Underground Coal Gasification Project with Carbon Capture for Power Generation

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CIRI), an Alaska Native corporation, is proposing an underground coal gasification (UCG) project that would use the resulting syngas to fuel a new 100 MW combined cycle power plant. In 2007, LLNL and BP signed a technical agreement to work cooperatively on the development of underground coal gasification (UCG) technology for the in-situ conversion of coal deposits into fuels and other products.

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Ceramatec licensing molten sodium technology for heavy oil upgrading; removing the need for diluent for bitumen

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An innovative oil-upgrading technology that can increase the economics of unconventional petroleum resources has been developed under a US Department of Energy-funded project. The technology, developed by Ceramatec and managed by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), has been licensed to Western Hydrogen of Calgary for upgrading bitumen or heavy oil from Canada. The largest US deposits of heavy oil are in California and on Alaska’s North Slope.

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Study details viable pathway to develop sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Pacific Northwest; hydroprocessing of natural oils seen as the most immediate opportunity

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aviation fuel at the scale or speed needed to achieve industry goals, the report focuses on a portfolio of options, including different conversion technologies and sources of potentially sustainable biomass, including oilseeds, forest residues, solid waste, and algae. SAFN focused on two primary conversion technologies for use with the four feedstocks: Hydroprocessing. Established hydroprocessing technologies to produce aviation fuels from natural oils.

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BP and Davy select 3 leading EPC contractors for BP/Davy Fischer-Tropsch commercial deployment

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The BP/Davy fixed-bed FT process has been successfully demonstrated in Nikiski, Alaska, with full-scale fixed-bed reaction tubes where the nominal 300 barrel per day complex met or exceeded all of its performance targets. —BP’s Vice President for Conversion Technology, Mark Howard. a Johnson Matthey company, develops and licenses advanced process technologies related to the manufacture of oil and gas, petrochemicals, commodity chemicals, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

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USDA Report Provides Regional Roadmap To Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022; Southeast to Provide ~50% of Advanced Biofuels

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USDA’s report identifies numerous biomass feedstocks to be utilized in developing biofuels and calls for the funding of further investments in research and development of: Feedstock; Sustainable production and management systems; Efficient conversion technologies and high-value bioproducts; and. Soybean oil, Energy cane, Biomass Sorghum, Perennial grasses, Woody biomass. Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington. Woody biomass, oil seed, grasses, cereal crop residue.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions of EVs and PHEVs would expand the sale of electricity as an alternative to oil. No more Big OIL - think of the extra money stimulating the economy! Let the Interstate trucks and farm equipment stay on oil until the residential is done and slowly begin to move them as their fleets age out. He has interests in businesses in fuel cells, superconductors and carbon software , and his clients range from startups to major oil companies.

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