Scientists from Southern Illinois University (SIU) have developed a process for cleaning coal which they say improves its quality and recovers 10 percent more of the energy-producing mineral than current methods. The research, funded by a grant from the Illinois Clean Coal Institute, combines three commercially available technologies in a single, integrated process to separate pyritic sulfur and other impurities from raw coal. The resulting coal produces less ash and sulfur byproducts, yielding
The Department of Energy (DOE) has given environmental approval for construction of a clean coal technology cogeneration facility in North Cordorus Township, Pa., by York County Energy Partners L.P. The approval includes $75 million in federal funding for the demonstration project.
A 2-ton/hour advanced coal cleaning process development unit will be operating for the next 15 months at the Cyprus Amax R&D Center in Golden, Colo., deep-cleaning coals from the East, Midwest and West through column flotation and selective agglomeration processes. The clean coal is expected to produce premium fuels with less than 1 or 2 pounds of ash per million Btus and less than 0.6 pounds of sulfur per million Btus.
In the July 25 Wall Street Journal, John A. Hill, former deputy administrator of the Federal Energy Administration, said, "There is simply no rationale for a government role in the energy field outside of nuclear weapons." I couldn`t agree less. Hill based his assertion, that congress should dump the Depart ment of Energy (DOE), on the premise that it was created out of the energy shortage crisis of the early `70s, and now that crisis is past. However, since its creation the DOE has done much mo
NOXSO Corp. received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center for continuation of funding until June 1995 for the first commercial demonstration of the NOXSO process. The approval provides funding to complete the design phase of the project. DOE?s approval includes the acceptance of the project?s new host site, Alcoa Generating Corp.?s Warrick Power Plant, near Evansville, Ind.
At a power plant on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) has finished building and is now operating an advanced clean coal system that represents a first for the United States and a milestone for the nation?s coal-burning utilities. The system?s state-of-the-art technologies show how this country can use its vast coal reserves while reducing the fuel?s impact on the environment.