Consol Energy, Synthesis Energy plan coal-to-liquids plant

Consol Energy and Synthesis Energy Systems have formed a joint venture to build the first modern coal-to-liquids plant in the U.S. in West Virginia. Executives said the plant will use coal and waste coal from a nearby mine and will convert coal to synthetic gas using Synthesis' U-Gas technology. The synthetic gas will be used to produce about 720,000 metric tons of methanol for the chemical industry annually.

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