TITLE: Commercialization Strategy Report for Coal Liquefaction.

AUTHOR: E. A. Lloyd;   B. C. Almuala;   A. K. Ingberman;   L. M. Joseph;   N. Lobe.

INST.  AUTHOR: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.


PUB.  TYPE: Technical Report

PUB.  COUNTRY: United States

SOURCE: Department of Energy [DE],  1979,  35p.


It was concluded that: Coal liquids will address a major segment of the energy economy, namely, petroleum and petroleum derived products; Methanol and Fischer--Tropsch processes are technically ready but economically uncompetitive, at present; Scale up of direct hydrogenation processes to verify commercial feasibility requires major government funding; Federal assistance will probably be required for all first-of-a-kind commercial facilities; Coal liquids will be economically competitive with imported petroleum by late 1980's or early 1990's. (ERA citation 04:045821)