Shenhua Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) Projects
August 30, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.
National Research Center for Coal and Energy Assembly Room
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Presented by Yuzhuo Zhang, Ph.D.
Vice Executive, Shenhua Group; CEO, China Shenhua Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd.; and, Professor, China Coal Research Institute
Read about the visit at Pittsburgh Tribune Review website.
The Shenhua Group Corporation, the world's largest coal company, is developing coal-to-liquid and coal-to-chemicals plants in China worth $10 billion (US$). Dr. Zhang will share Shenhua's experiences and discuss CTL trends across China. The discussion is expected to be valuable for researchers, business developers, and government agencies pursuing CTL in West Virginia.
In 2003, Shenhua began constructing the world's first commercial direct coal liquefaction plant, located in Inner Mongolia, at a cost of $1.5 billion. Scheduled to open in 2008, the facility employs technology developed with US DOE support and will produce 22,000 bbl per day of liquid fuel (primarily diesel) from coal. Shenhua is working with DOE on CO2 sequestration and zero water discharge at the plant, both first-of-a-kind environmental demonstrations.
In December 2003, WVU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Shenhua Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd. (CSCLCL) to formally establish the commitment of WVU and CSCLCL to research together the consequences of large-scale implementation of coal liquefaction technologies in China. The economic and environmental impacts of coal liquefaction in China are the focus of the MOU. The MOU also promotes technical collaboration on coal and energy projects between WVU and CSCLCL. Since 1986, WVU researchers have been engaged in DOE-funded research on the types of technology now slated for use in China.
Sponsored by West Virginia University's National Research Center for Coal & Energy and US-China Energy Center
Hosts: Jerald Fletcher, Director, US-China Energy Center & Director, Natural Resource Analysis Center, WVU Davis College
Quinqyun Sun, Associate Director, US-China Energy Center
Richard Bajura, Director, National Research Center for Coal & Energy