February 2009

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Viable coal-to-liquids fuel production calls for government spark

The US government can spur the creation of a commercially competitive coal-to-liquids industry by fostering early development of plants that would produce transportation fuels from coal, according to ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US government can spur the creation of a commercially competitive coal-to-liquids industry by fostering early development of plants that would produce transportation fuels from coal, according to a recent study from the RAND Corp., a nonprofit research organization (www.rand.org). The study finds that a commercially competitive US coal-to-liquids industry could produce as much as 3 million barrels of high-quality liquid fuels/day by 2030, an amount equivalent to 15% of present US oil demand. US coal resources have been estimated to be sufficient to sustain liquid fuel production for a century, if not longer. At that level of production, a US coal-to-liquids industry would generate pr

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