North Korean Oil From F-T

…North Korean Oil From F-T… A UN oil embargo on North Korea may have very little effect on its development of ICBMs and nuclear warheads. North Korea can avoid the effects of any oil embargo by producing diesel oil from Continue reading North Korean Oil From F-T

China Leads the Way

…China Leads the Way… Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants are 45% more efficient than typical subcritical power plants. Ultra-supercritical plants are now referred to as High Efficiency Low Emissions (HELE) power plants. China has focused on HELE plants to confront its Continue reading China Leads the Way

Japan and China: Remarkably Clean Coal

The new buzzword for coal-fired power plants is HELE, an acronym for High Efficiency Low Emission. According to a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, Japan’s 600 MW Isogo plant in Yokohama is probably the best in the world. It Continue reading Japan and China: Remarkably Clean Coal

Vastly Improved Modern Coal-Fired Power Plants

Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants deserve clarity. Recently, an editor dismissed ultra-supercritical coal-fired as jargon, and asked: Is there really something called an “ultra-supercritical” power plant? Yes, there is: And everyone, engineers and average people, deserve an explanation about why they Continue reading Vastly Improved Modern Coal-Fired Power Plants

Kemper Travesty is No Way to Save Coal Mining Jobs

Recently, members of Congress from both parties have put forth proposals to continue or increase subsidies for power plants that capture CO2. The most notorious of these plants is the disastrous Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant in Kemper Continue reading Kemper Travesty is No Way to Save Coal Mining Jobs

Coal and the Unreachable Climate Goal

While the Obama administration continues to promote its war on coal, and fossil fuels in general, coal usage worldwide continues at a brisk pace. While silly movies, like Before the Flood, promote COP 21 goals, the world continues to favor Continue reading Coal and the Unreachable Climate Goal