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. Prime Minister Batbold asked me in March 2010 during a meeting in Ulaanbaatar to help bring this kind of project to Mongolia.

Scots couple complete grueling Mongol Rally in electric car

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The 10,000-mile rally takes drivers from Europe to Siberia, via Mongolia, with no support vehicles or backup cars. The Mongol Rally is no small undertaking for any driver, in any type of vehicle. On July 16, 2017, a Scottish couple arrived at the starting line at the Goodwood race course in England with a peculiar choice of car for the trek: a. Europe Rally plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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China Yuchai announces delivery of 200 buses powered by YC6J210N-52 hybrid natural gas engines

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China Yuchai, through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL) announced that 200 buses manufactured by Inner Mongolia Qingshan Automobile Co., and all powered by GYMCL’s YC6J210N-52 hybrid natural gas engines were recently delivered to Baotou Bus in the city of Baotou in Inner Mongolia.

NIO unveils production electric SUV for China market; NIO ES8 to launch end of this year

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The vehicle has been tested in Yakeshi in Inner Mongolia, where temperatures can reach -22 degrees Fahrenheit as well as Melbourne and Mildura, Australia where temperatures can reach more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

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. 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.

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.,

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. Zhang Shuangwang, chairman of Inner Mongolia Yitai Group, said that the company plans to put this facility into full operation this year.

China Yuchai enters into joint venture to expand heavy-duty diesel and gas engine production in China

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Bei Ben), and Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group Co., Yiji Group), to form a new joint venture company to be located in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China Yuchai International Limited announced that its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL) and GYMCL’s joint venture company, Y&C Engine Co., Y&C Power), has entered into a framework agreement with Baotou Bei Ben Heavy Duty Truck Co.,

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

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.

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. 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.

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. has licensed Honeywell’s UOP methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology to convert methanol from coal into key plastics building blocks.

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 billion in 2020. Rising demand for permanent magnets in electronic, wind turbine and automotive sectors will translate into high demand for neodymium.

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. Taiwan’s Teco Group will start producing the first batch of in-wheel (hub) electric motors in April or May, according. to the chairman C.K.

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. Southwestern China’s Guizhou province has proposed a 75-billion yuan ($11.3-billion), 5 million tonnes-per-year (approx.

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. SHenhua’s Coal-to-Olefins process. Source: Shenhua. Click to enlarge. Coal is gasified into syngas, which is converted to methanol.

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.

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.

$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.

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.,

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. GE’s $4-billion transportation business marked the milestone at Railway Interchange 2011 held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 18-20 Sept.

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 In a period of economic downturn, we have postponed the project due to a number of reasons,” Lim Haw Kuang, executive chairman of Shell Companies in China, told China Daily yesterday, without elaborating.

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% of it, producing 2000 m 3 /day (528,000 gallons US/day) of process water and 220 m 3 /day (58,000 gallons US/day) of distilled water for various end-user applications.

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. Cougar Energy Limited and a company associated with 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. Pursuant to the MOU, signed in the presence of Chairman Wu Bangguo of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, the solar project in Ordos will be built over a multi-year period.

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. GE Transportation introduced the newest line of fuel efficient and low emissions Evolution Series locomotives, the Model ES44C4.

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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The facility, located in Erdos in China’s Inner Mongolia Province, will utilize a hybrid configuration of Accelergy’s direct Micro-catalytic Coal Liquefaction (MCL) system (licensed from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company) and Yankuang’s proprietary Fischer-Tropsch indirect liquefaction.

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. The world’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made March 2010 the warmest March on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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.

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. Following operational testing, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited will equip 200 locomotives with GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer fuel savings system in the product’s first commercial deployment.

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). China’s Shenhua Energy Co Ltd recently announced that will begin construction on a CTL plant in October 2010. 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., 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.

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.

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. and Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) have signed an agreement with Hawtai Motor Group Company Limited (Hawtai). This agreement, which follows Spyker’s securing €59.1

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. 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.

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 results of an independent head-to-head fuel test between GE’s Evolution ES44AC and EMD’s SD70ACe Tier 2 emissions-compliant locomotives found that GE’s locomotives are more than 6% more fuel-efficient compared to their EMD counterparts.

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. Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used satellite data to measure the surface temperatures of 167 large lakes worldwide.

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. 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.