AIChE paper promotes potential of synthetic fuel

12/10/2012 | (Canada) · Science 2.0

Synthetic fuels from natural gas, coal and nonfood crop sources could end the need for the U.S. to import oil over 40 years' time and potentially halve greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a paper by the American Institute for Chemical Engineers written by Vern Weekman, a past president of AIChE. "Even including capital costs, synthetic fuels can still be profitable. These processes are competitive," said Richard Baliban.

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