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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. The project will transform low-quality deeply-embedded, underground coal into synthetic diesel. In August of 2010, Envidity entered into an exclusive agreement with operator Live Energy Group LLC and Shine Shivee LLC to transform economically stranded coal more than 150m deep in the Shine Shivee license areas into domestic fuel for Mongolia.

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First China-developed hydrogen fuel cell locomotive starts trial runs

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The first China-developed hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive—from core power to main components—has started trial runs on a 627 km railway line for coal transport in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Sinopec establishes coal-to-chemical unit

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Sinopec Group) formally established a coal-to-chemical unit in Beijing on September 28. will take charge of the investment and operation of coal-to-chemical business of the parent company, construction of the coal-to-chemical projects, as well as professional management of the coal-to-chemical business. Menafn. China Petroleum Corp. Sinopec Great Wall Energy Chemical Co.,

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GE and Shenhua open coal gasification joint venture in China

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a 50:50 joint venture with Shenhua Group to advance the development and deployment of “cleaner coal” technology solutions in China. GBI report: Asia-Pacific to be the leading coal-producing region. A new report from GBI Research forecasts that the Asia-Pacific region will become the leading coal-producing region in the future, led by China. The region’s coal industry comprises China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand.

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

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Shell Coal Gasification Process. Shell (China) Limited and Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co. Shenhua) have agreed to seek opportunities for conducting joint research and development in advanced coal technology. Shell) also qualified three Chinese companies for the manufacture of key equipment for the Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP), in order to make the Shell technology more competitive in the Chinese market. Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co.

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

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36 million barrels, depending upon output product) coal-to-oil project using domestically developed indirect coal liquefaction technology approved by the National Energy Administration earlier this year. State-owned Shenhua Group Corp—the country’s largest coal miner and parent of China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd.—has million tpy coal-to-oil plant which is based on a direct coal-to-liquids technology. Chinamining.org.

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

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Haldor Topsoe A/S announced that Huineng, a large-scale SNG (Substitute Natural Gas) plant, went successfully on-stream near the city of Ordos, located in Inner Mongolia in the northern part of China. Topsoe has designed the methanation section of this plant, which is the company’s second large-scale coal-based industrial SNG reference to begin operations in China following last years’ opening of Qinghua, the world’s largest SNG plant located in the Xinjiang region.

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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. Accelergy Corporation ( earlier post ) is partnering with the Yankuang Group, one of the largest coal companies in China, on a feasibility study for a joint, large-scale, low-carbon, hybrid—i.e., incorporating both direct and indirect liquefaction technologies—coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant. In indirect liquefaction, coal is first gasified to. Coal-to-Liquids (CTL

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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. 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. SHenhua’s Coal-to-Olefins process. Coal is gasified into syngas, which is converted to methanol. This is China’s pilot industrialized coal-to-olefins project.

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

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has licensed Honeywell’s UOP methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology to convert methanol from coal into key plastics building blocks. The MTO process, jointly developed by Honeywell’s UOP and INEOS, converts methanol from crude oil and non-crude oil sources such as coal or natural gas to ethylene and propylene. Jiutai will produce 600,000 metric tons per year of ethylene and propylene at its facility in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Province, China.

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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. Lignite and sub-bituminous coals are abundant in many regions of the world and are typically the lowest cost coals to mine.

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Benchmark: battery supply chain hit by Chinese energy cuts

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Hunan and Inner Mongolia are among the most affected areas of the battery supply chain, with the former a production hub for cathodes and the latter a hub for synthetic graphite anode processing. Restrictions in Inner Mongolia have exacerbated graphitization capacity constraints, which began in early 2021, driving up synthetic anode production costs.

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Shell Postpones Coal-to-Liquids Venture With Shenhua

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Royal Dutch Shell is postponing a coal-to-liquids (CTL) joint project with Shenhua Group in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in China. “In But the company will keep playing an active role in China’s coal gasification sector, he added. In 2006, Shell signed an agreement with Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Co. to start a feasibility study on an indirect (Fischer-Tropsch-based) coal-to-liquids project. China Daily.

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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 coal-to-chemicals plant is owned by Hulunbeier New Gold Chemical Co. The plant is located in one of the biggest grasslands in China; the local region is a famous tourist attraction and is also a major coal region attracting major industrial investment.

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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. Australia-based Clean Global Energy Limited (CGE) secured a Joint Venture Agreement with Beijing Yusenjiayu Environmental Protection Technology Co.

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

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have executed a terms sheet for a proposed 50:50 joint venture for the conversion of underground coal gasification (UCG) syngas to methane. The Queensland Methane Joint Venture will undertake: the assessment of the underground coal gasification (UCG) potential of Cougar Energy’s coal deposit within EPC 1118 at Wandoan for the purposes of producing methane gas; the pilot burn at Wandoan using oxygen injection to demonstrate the production of UCG gas suitable for conversion to methane; and.

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Next Fuel, Inc. signs definitive agreement to field test coal-to-gas technology in China; Chinese partner makes strategic investment

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a development stage company seeking to commercialize a microbial in situ coal-to-gas (CTG) technology ( earlier post ), has signed a definitive agreement with San Ding Jiu Yuan (dba Future Fuel) to field test Next Fuel’s technology in Inner Mongolia, Peoples Republic of China, to determine the commercial viability of utilizing it to produce natural gas from lignite coal deposits. Next Fuel, Inc.,

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

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and NuCoal Energy Corporation recently executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) wherein Sparton and NuCoal will jointly evaluate the potential of NuCoal’s lignitic coal holdings in Saskatchewan to host commercial germanium and uranium mineralization. In addition the program will also test the feasibility of recovering valuable metals from residue material produced by the coal-to-liquids (CTL) program being developed by NuCoal in this area. Sparton Resources Inc.

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Chinas Yitai Group CTL Plant Produces Diesel and Naptha in Trail Run

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China’s Yitai Group’s 160,000 tonne/year coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has produced qualified diesel oil and naphtha in its trial run. Construction of this indirect coal liquefaction project started in 2006 with a combined investment of near 2.7 Zhang Shuangwang, chairman of Inner Mongolia Yitai Group, said that the company plans to put this facility into full operation this year.

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

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Shenhua Group’s coal-to-liquid (CTL) project in north China operated profitably in the first quarter of this year, according to a company executive. 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.

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

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Shenhua Group, China’s largest coal miner, is developing the country’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its coal-to-liquids plant in Ordos. 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.

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

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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). The project is ultimately expected to convert approximately 3 million tons of coal annually to produce an output of 80,000 barrels of oil products daily. The plant is part of Shenhua’s reported plans to spend $58 billion over the next 10 years developing coal liquefaction facilities.

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