Posts Tagged ‘coal’

GE and Shenua join expertise for Cleaner Coal technology

Two leaders build energy Market Leadership with coal gasification Shenua Group (Shenua), from China, and GE, from USA, create the new GE Shenhua Gasification Technology Company Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture (JV) with Headquarter located in Shanghai, China. The firm will sell industrial gasification technology licenses in China, conduct research to improve cost and performance. The company has registered capital of $6 million. Patents and proceeds obtained by the joint venture will be shared evenly. The cooperation is also part of Sino-US joint efforts to develop clean energy, and gasification is a crucial component of that goal. China and USA hold respectively […]

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Coal Gasification

 Definition The coal gasification is a technology that converts coal into a synthesis gas (or syngas) that can then be used to produce chemicals or other products. The syngas produced from coal is also called “Town gas“. The syngas is a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour […]

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“NGL”

Definition NGL is the acronym of Natural Gas Liquids. These Natural Gas Liquids are also called Condensates and refer to the non-methane hydrocarbon gas such as Ethane, Propane, Benzene, Butane or Pentane which stand at liquid state within the reservoir at underground pressure. Comments While being at liquid state in […]

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Natural Gas

 Definition Natural gas in a natural mixture of hydrocarbon gas, mainly methane or ethane plus other hydrocarbon gas and impurities such as sulfides, carbon dioxide and water. Natural gas is a fossil fuel found in natural underground rock formations and mostly in combination with other hydrocarbon resources such as coal […]

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“GTL”

 Definition GTL is the acronym of Gas-To-Liquid and refers to the process to convert gas into liquid fuels such as diesel and fuels components such as very high added value synthetic greases and lubricants. Comments Historically the GTL process is based on the Fischer-Tropsch principle invented in 1920 to convert […]

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Sasol to surf Downstream on the US Shale gas wave

$4 billion Louisiana Ethylene Cracker: On going Feasibility Study The South African energy and chemicals major Sasol’s board of directors has approved a feasibility study for a possible ethylene cracker and derivatives project at Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Sasol’s decision to move to a feasibility study on the USA project comes after the […]

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“CBM”

Definition “CBM” is the acronym of CoalBed Methane. CBM is a form of natural gas found along with coal seams underground. It is also called as Sweet gas because of lack of hydrogen sulphide in it Comments In a natural gas reservoir, gas is compressed by the pressure in the […]

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Toyota Tsusho invests $600 million in Encana’s CBM

Tsusho takes 32.5% of Encana’s Coalbed Methane Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Tsusho) has reached an agreement with Encana Corporation (Encana), Canada‘s largest natural gas producer, to acquire a 32.5% interest in a coalbed methane (CBM) project. Tsusho will pay C$602 million to acquire the interest and in capital expenditure over the […]

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