Oxford Catalysts Group, the newest winner of Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award, has a technology called microchannel reactors that enables the small scale and economic production of synthetic fuels via gas-to-liquids (GTL), biomass-to-liquids (BTL) and coal-to-liquids (CTL) via the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reaction. The Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award recognizes noteworthy chemical-engineering technology commercialized anywhere in […]

The leftists must be furious; Hillary Clinton has issued the Presidential Permit on August 20, 2009 that Enbridge needs to ship Canadian oil sand’s upgraded crude into the U.S.  With a war under way over public perceptions packed with dis and misinformation swirling about, this news must stick in the shouting throats.  This writer is […]

Last Wednesday’s readers know I went up last week to Fort McMurray Alberta (expenses covered by the API, now disclosed again) to tour Syncrude’s oil mining facility and ConocoPhillips Surmount oil extraction that’s done in place under the ground.  So before we start here is a photo from along the Athabasca River where you can […]