For countries with lots of coal looking for clean alternatives to burning it, Synthesis Energy Systems has an answer: use that coal to run cars and make plastics.
That’s not only technically feasible, it’s actually being done commercially in China, Robert Rigdon, SES President and CEO, told Breaking Energy. Keep reading →
Methanol is the simplest form of alcohol and could help lower gasoline prices. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow recently spoke about the benefits and challenges associated with using methanol as a transportation fuel.
Methanol can be produced from a variety of feedstocks – including natural gas – which makes it much cheaper than an equivalent gallon of gasoline or diesel at current prices. However, there are technical, infrastructural and regulatory challenges to widespread distribution and consumption of methanol in the US. Keep reading →