Herein, we see that, subsequent to their work in the 1950's, some of which we have documented for you, Texaco continued to develop their technologies for efficiently producing mixtures of Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide, to be used as synthesis gas in the production of hydrocarbon fuels, by reacting Water or Steam with hot Coal.
 
We keep our excerpts brief, since there is actually nothing new for us, relative to many of our earlier reports, to be found herein. Schematics which accompany the text clearly show Coal and Water being fed into Texaco's apparatus, with Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide, in proportions suitable for hydrocarbon synthesis, as Texaco so specifies in their full Disclosure, being excreted from the other end.
  
We've previously documented that alcohols, "oxygenated hydrocarbons", such as Methanol and Ethanol, can, aside from being used directly as liquid fuels, be efficiently converted into Gasoline. They can also serve as the raw materials, substituting for petroleum products, in the manufacture of some valuable organic chemical products, such as certain plastics.
 
We've also documented that both Methanol and Ethanol can be efficiently synthesized from Coal, and we submit herein more confirmation of that fact.
 
In yet another example from the seemingly endless stream of US Government-verified technologies, developed by the companies that became ExxonMobil, for converting our abundant Coal into liquid hydrocarbon fuels, we see that Mobil scientists, fully three decades ago, specified precisely how we could make high-octane, high-quality Gasoline out of Coal.
 
We have cited both of the Mobil scientists named as the inventors herein previously.
 
Clarence Chang, especially, has an extensive paper trail of Coal conversion achievements it would benefit anyone truly interested in the topic to search.
 
Herein, from the distant land of Kazakhstan, via Korea, we have further confirmation that Carbon Dioxide can be reacted with Methane in order to synthesize liquid hydrocarbon fuels.
 
Kazakhstan does have significant deposits of that "clean energy alternative", natural gas, which, as we have elsewhere documented, can, as it comes out of the ground, already consist, in large part, of Carbon Dioxide.
 
Such fact probably motivated these Kazakhstan scientists to improve the technology wherein Carbon Dioxide can be reacted with Methane to synthesize higher hydrocarbons.
 
Just keep in mind: The Methane, needed herein to recycle Carbon Dioxide, can itself be made, via the 1912 Nobel Prize-winning Sabatier process, from Carbon Dioxide; and/or, via steam gasification, from Coal.
 
We earlier reported "United States Patent 3,959, 094 - Synthesis of Methanol from Carbon Dioxide;", issued in 1976, which detailed technology developed by scientists working at the United States Government's Brookhaven, NY, National Laboratory, wherein Carbon Dioxide, absorbed by a water solution of Potassium Hydroxide, could be electrolyzed, and thus made to produce the liquid fuel, Methanol.
 
Herein, we see that subsequent improvements were made on that type of Carbon Dioxide recycling technology, as confirmed by the United States Patent Office.
 


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