3601. ---------------. [WARNER, T. E.] Factors Influencing Establishment of a Synthetic Liquid-‘Fuel Industry in Western Canada. Canadian Chem. Process Ind., vol. 31, 1947, p. 644.
Paper presented at the 3d annual meeting of the Chemical Institute of Canada. The situation regarding supply and requirements of petroleum in western Canada is considered in conjunction with the raw materials and processing methods that might conceivably be used for the production of petroleum substitutes. 2 basic methods, direct hydrogenation and hydrocarbon synthesis, are considered in their application to 3 types of raw material, natural gas, asphaltic oil, including bitumen, and coal. There is uncertainty at present regarding several factors that should be taken into consideration in planning the establishment of a synthetic liquid-fuel industry.