World CTX 2016, Beijing April 12-14

The World CTX 2016 took place in Beijing on April 12-14. Program featured three days during which experts and managers shared their expertise on
– Coal To X Technology updates including Coal To H2 (day 1);
– Operations, Projects and Economics, Environment (day 2);
– Operations, Coal To H2 under a roundtable format (day 3).
The conference was concluded by the ceremony of 2016 World CTX Award presentation to Jona Pillay, Executive Director for Gasification & CTL of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (India).

180 attendees representing companies from all continents shared opinions through many accurate questions and comments, making the conference the high dialogue forum wished by the Organizing Committee.

Evaluation forms completed by attendees show an extremely high satisfaction rate, with 100% global evaluation as « Excellent » or « Good »: no better encouragement could be given to our teams for preparing the World CTX 2017!

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Outstanding speakers...

Coal To X, the Major Gasification Development

Coal To X will remain the leading application of Gasification, particularly in Asia.
This was evidenced in the Gasification Status presented by Higman Consulting on October 14, 2015 at the Gasification Technologies Conference (Colorado Springs) attended bu World CTX representatives.
According to this study, when gasification units planned or under construction are commissioned (by 2020):
89% of feedstock will be coal or petroleum coke
93% of output will be chemicals, liquid fuels and gaseous fuels, rather than electricity
83% of them are being built in the Asia/Pacific area, mostly in China.

Websites (not all are updated): google+, IFP Energies Nouvelles,,,,,,

CTL & GTL Most Competitive Fuels by 2020

The Australian Liquid Fuels Technology Assessment provides cost estimates for 18 liquid fuel technologies, such as CTL, GTL, conventional fuels, LPG, biomass to DME and biodiesel.
The comparison criteria is the Levelised Cost of Fuel (LCOF), i.e. the total fuel cost in real dollar terms including all costs, amortised over plant economic life.
Among key findings,
– By 2020, several emerging technologies are expected to be available at lower LCOF than currently available petroleum fuels.
Natural Gas and Coal-Derived Fuels technologies offer the lowest LCOF over most of the projection period and they remain cost competitive with the lower cost renewable technologies out to 2050, if carbon pricing or cost of carbon capture is not included in the LCOF estimates. 2015 resullats of CTX operators published by World CTX tend to confirm this study.

The ALFTA was issued in October 2014 by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, Government of Australia.