2810.     ---------------.  [RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ALBERTA.]  Natural-Gas Research.  Annual Director’s Rept. 47, 1945, pp. 14-15.

        Study of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of gasoline and other liquid fuels was begun in 1944 (abs. 2809) in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Mines.  The process is of interest as a possible source of liquid fuels from natural gas or coal since Alberta has large reserves of both of these natural resources.  The work thus far is concerned mainly with a study of catalysts, and early in 1945 some static tests were carried out, the results of which are to be correlated with continuous tests now under way.