United States Patent Application: 0130175180

We've many times documented for you how important a ready supply of elemental, molecular Hydrogen could be to us.

For instance, as seen for only one example in our report of:

United States Patent: 4590760

We've lately begun to document for you how the already immense value of Coal can be maximized in an integrated facility that, through an initial process of Coal gasification, is capable both of generating electricity and of synthesizing hydrocarbon compounds; and, of varying the amounts of either electricity or hydrocarbons produced in response to changing demands.

United States Patent: 8440729

As we documented most recently via:

West Virginia Coal Association | USDOE Sunlight Converts CO2 into Methane | Research & Development; concerning: "US Patent Application 20130079577 - Synthesis of Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Generation; 2013; Inventor: Brian Ingram, et. al., IL and TN; Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC, Chicago; Government Interests: The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Government and UChicago Argonne, LLC representing Argonne National Laboratory. Abstract: In one preferred embodiment, a photocatalyst for conversion of carbon dioxide and water to a hydrocarbon and oxygen. ... This invention relates to the energy efficient photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide gas and water vapor to methane and other hydrocarbon fuels, particularly promoted by sunlight";

United States Patent Application: 0090042998

Four years ago, in a report now accessible via:

West Virginia Coal Association | CO2 Solution Wins Nobel Prize - in 1912 | Research & Development; concerning: "Paul Sabatier" winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and his Nobel Lecture, delivered on December 11, 1912, in which he related: "During the period 1901 to 1905, together with Senderens, I showed that nickel is very suitable for the direct hydrogenation of nitriles into amines and, no less important, of aldehydes and acetones into corresponding alcohols. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are both changed immediately into methane, which can therefore be synthesized with the greatest ease";

United States Patent Application: 0070129450

We've documented for you several times that the well-known Eastman Chemical Company has, for many years now, been operating a Coal gasification factory in Kingsport, Tennessee, where they convert Coal into a hydrocarbon synthesis gas, consisting primarily of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen, and then use that syngas to produce the fuel alcohol Methanol and a range of other valuable, industrial chemicals.


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