TITLE: Motor Fuels and SNG from Coal.

AUTHOR: H. Hiller.


PUB.  TYPE: Technical Report

PUB.  COUNTRY: Germany Federal Republic

SOURCE: Department of Energy [DET],  1980,  26p.


The classical coal-conversion processes for the production of motor fuels must be adapted to present economic and production conditions. Only the process sequence for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis plants has undergone continuous further development, stimulated by th existence of large industrial plants in this sector. Recently, methanol synthesis based on coal gasification and followed by gasoline synthesis has become possible on a large industrial scale. The economy of the various processes for converting coal to motor fuels and SNG is compared. It is observed that there are proven conversion processes which guarantee competitive supplies in view of the price trend in the crude-oil market. Immediate construction of such plants to reduce the dependence of West Germany on crude-oil supplies is advisable. (ERA citation 05:031492)