3713. WILLIAMS, J. P. Manufacture of Motor Fuels and Synthetic Petroleum, Especially From Coal. Synthetic Liquid Fuels Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys. U. S. Senate, 78th Cong., 1st sess., on S. 1243, 1943, pp. 238-247.
Brief survey of motor-fuel sources: Byproduct coking, shale oil agricultural products, solid fuel engines, high-pressure hydrogenation, and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The cost of synthetic gasoline by the Fischer-Tropsch process is calculated from German data of 1938 and adapted to American prewar conditions. The estimated costs are as follows from 3 raw materials:
Cost estimates on Ruhrchemie process if operated in the United States in 1940
The conversion cost of the primary product from synthesis gas is put at $0.00635 per gal. The estimates are for a plant making 2,424 bbl. of primary product per day. The total steel required is considered equivalent to 14 tons per bbl. of gasoline per day.
WILLIAMS, K. A. See abs. 87.
WILLIAMS, N. H. See abs. 691.