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World CTX 2016 Conference: to Take Place on April 12-15, 2016 in Beijing


The World CTX 2016 will take place on April 12-14 in Beijing and will be followed by the visit of Coal To X operations in Inner Mongolia.

Program will be structured as follows:

– April 12: Coal To X Technology updates with a practical focus;
– April 13: Operations, projects and economics;
– April 14: Environment, roundtable on sustainability and presentation ceremony of the 2016 World CTX Award;


World CTX 2015 proceedings are still posted. You can upload them even if you could not attend the Conference for a reasonable service fee.

The 270 World CTX 2015 participants evaluated the Conference « satisfactory » to « excellent » by 96%, including « very good » or « excellent » by 85%. Such an appraisal is the greatest encouragement for your teams.

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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.