Singapore (PRWEB) January 18, 2008
Shenhua Group's first commercial CTL production line will come on stream in 2008, with annual output of 1.08 million tons, comprising of diesel, LPG and naphtha. The coal giant is planning two coal-to-olefin projects, producing 1.6 million tons of olefin annually. Meanwhile, the US Air Force has planned to test and certify every airframe to fly on synthetic fuel blend by early 2011.
The buzz is going on in the rest of Asia as well. India, having 248 billion tons of coal reserves is in talks with Sasol on a potential US$6 - 8 million investment proposal on Coal to Liquid (CTL) project. Meanwhile, Australia's Metex Resources (and CSIRO) is also going to build an underground coal gasification (UCG) demonstration plant in Queensland while in Indonesia, a US$5.5 billion deal for a CTL project has been finalised.
Whilst there may be ample coal for a couple of hundred years, the question remains - how can coal be converted to clean fuels economically? The escalated petrochemical feedstock cost has created another boom in the coal chemical industry. The coal based DME industry is developing rapidly in China with more than 30 producers with total annual production capacities of 500,000 tons last year, and this figure is set to grow to over 1million tons over the next 6 months.
The above technical issues including the fundamental studies & advanced technologies for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalysts; downstream gasification process & integration with IGCC power reduction, and more, will be thoroughly examine by a high profile panel of distinguished speakers at CTLtec Asia 2008.
Also included in the agenda will be discussions on project economics issues, Asia's coal demand/supply outlook & impact arising from new coal technologies; regulatory framework and long terms plans for China's coal conversion sector; options to monetize low rank coals in Asia and most importantly, mitigation options and technological solution available to reduce the carbon emissions from coal conversion plants that is now under tremendous challenge to reduce carbon and other greenhouse emissions.
CTLtec Asia 2008, the 5th Forum on Clean Coal/Gasification/Liquefaction Projects & Tech is an important conference of 2008 for those who want to keep abreast of the latest project updates and technological breakthroughs that can help maximize and monetize on feedstock economies. Those wanting more information or who are vitally interested in Coal as source of energy and/or alternative energy must visit http://www.cmtevents.com. While there, they can register for this essential conference.
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