We confess absolute unfamiliarity with the originator, the "International Center for Technology Assessment", of the report we enclose herein via the above link. However, they are, apparently, an established and credible organization, as might be ascertained through the rather lengthy entry concerning them found in the seemingly-omniscient Wikipedia, as accessible via:

International Center for Technology Assessment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

United States Patent: 7989507

We trust that you will recall our report from early last summer, wherein we documented that the German engineering giant, Siemens AG, had, in the person of a US scientist in their employ, applied for a United States Patent on technology that would harness environmental energy to capture Carbon Dioxide, and then convert that Carbon Dioxide into a variety of products, including Methane, Methanol and Gasoline.


United States Patent: 4309198

We recently made report, as now accessible on the West Virginia Coal Association's web site via:

Oklahoma Oxygen Donor Coal Gasification | Research & Development;

of an innovative Coal gasification technique, developed by Phillips Petroleum and as disclosed in the report through a series of three United States Patents awarded to Phillips, that uses an intermediary, Zinc Oxide, to accomplish both the controlled gasification of Coal, to produce, primarily, Carbon Monoxide, in a way which nearly eliminates the co-production of Carbon Dioxide, and, which, in the regeneration of the oxidant Zinc Oxide, produces Hydrogen, for combining with the Carbon Monoxide to form hydrocarbon synthesis gas, from Water.


Process for the generation of carbon monoxide and hydrogen

First, we promise that we'll actually get to Texaco, but there is some extended preamble to wade through.

Last January, we sent you information concerning two closely-related technologies developed by Pittsburgh's Consolidation Coal Company, wherein both pure Hydrogen and Methane gases could be generated from, as the primary raw materials, Steam and Coal.


Method and means for hydrocarbon synthesis

The information we enclose in this dispatch will, no doubt, seem to be just more tedious repetition of facts we have, from many other sources, already established:

Carbon Dioxide can be reacted, "reformed", with Methane, with or without, depending upon the final product mix desired, the inclusion of other raw materials such as Oxygen and Steam, and be made, through such reforming reactions, to generate a synthesis gas, or "syngas", blend of Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide suitable for subsequent Fischer-Tropsch, and related, catalytic chemical condensation into hydrocarbons.


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