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World Coal To X 2015: Experts to Discuss Consequences of Falling Energy Prices

The leading hub for coal conversion to high value products, World Coal To X will host its yearly conference in China from April 14 to April 17, 2015.

Five not-to-be-missed Sessions:
Low Rank Coal Upgrading including pyrolysis and tar upgrading on April 14;
– Keynote Address by Mr. Wang Jian, President of Shenhua Ningxia, on April 15;
– Panel on Shale Gas influence on Coal To X development in China on April 15;
– Roundtable on Falling Energy Prices impact on Coal To X development on April 16;
– The visit of the Most Developped Coal To X Park on April 17: Coal To Methanol, DME, Propylene and Formaldehyde operations; Coal To Liquids and SNG projects.

Detailed Program is updated here:
– April 14 (Beijing): Coal To X Technologies with a practical focus;
– April 15 (Beijing): Strategy, economics, operations & projects, panel on Shale Gas;
– April 16 (Beijing): Environment, roundtable on falling energy price consequences, presentation ceremony of the 2015 World CTX Award;
– April 17 (Yinchuan, Ningxia Autonomous Region): visit of Ningdong Energy & Chemical Industry Base.



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Outstanding Speakers...

Coal To X, the Major Gasification Development

Coal To X will remain the leading application of Gasification, particularly in Asia. This is evidenced in the last findings (1) presented at the Gasification Technologies Conference on October 29, 2014 by Higman Consulting.
In Gasification units presently in construction:
99.6% of feedstock will be coal and petroleum coke
94% of output will be chemicals, liquid fuels and gaseous fuels, rather than electricity
98% of them are being built in the Asia/Pacific area, mostly in China.
To access the entire presentation, please visit GTC’s website here (1).

(1) Then select Events, Resource Library, 2014, Annual Conference, Higman Consulting.

CTL & GTL Most Competitive Fuels by 2020

The Australian Liquid Fuels Technology Assessment provides cost estimates for 18 liquid fuel technologies, such as CTL, GTL, conventional fuels, LPG, biomass to DME and biodiesel.
The comparison criteria is the Levelised Cost of Fuel (LCOF), i.e. the total fuel cost in real dollar terms including all costs, amortised over plant economic life.
Among key findings,
– By 2020, several emerging technologies are expected to be available at lower LCOF than currently available petroleum fuels.
Natural gas and coal-derived fuels technologies offer the lowest LCOF over most of the projection period and they remain cost competitive with the lower cost renewable technologies out to 2050, if carbon pricing or cost of carbon capture is not included in the LCOF estimates.

The ALFTA was issued in October 2014 by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, Government of Australia.