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Main Title Costs to convert coal to methanol /
Author Moulton, David S. ; Moulton, D. S. ; Sefer, N. R.
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Author Title of a Work
Sefer, Norman R.
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA 460/3-84-012; EPA-68-03-3162
Stock Number PB86-197068
OCLC Number 757541697
Subjects Methanol ; Gasoline ; Coal gasification ; Liquid fuels--Costs--Statistics ; Coal liquefaction
Additional Subjects Coal gasification ; Methanol ; Bituminous coal ; Lignite ; Cost estimates ; Carbinols ; Desulfurization ; Transportation ; Alternate fuels
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ELCD  EPA 460-3-84-012 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 10/26/2011
NTIS  PB86-197068 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 66, [38] p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The report provides estimated costs of producing methanol transportation fuel from coal. Estimates were made for mine-mouth plants in five different coal producing regions, and uniform methods were used so the estimated sales prices could be compared for market analysis. In addition to plant-gate prices, delivered prices were estimated for three major market areas. With presently available transportation the lowest delivered prices were for methanol production based in the southern lignite coal region. If new methanol-compatible pipelines were to be constructed, the lowest delivered prices would be for production based in the western subbituminous coal region. In the western subbituminous region, limited water resources would make extensive planning and careful site selection necessary, but they would not prevent the development of a coal-to-methanol industry. By-product carbon dioxide sales for enhanced oil recovery could reduce the required plant-gate methanol price in some areas near oil fields amenable to carbon dioxide injection techniques. Contains a literature review with 50 references.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-66). "EPA 460/3-84-012." "April 1986." "Contract No. 68-03-3162, Work Assignment No. 9"--T.p. "EPA Project Officers: Robert J. Garbe and Craig A. Harvey"--T.p. "EPA Branch Technical Representative: Thomas M. Baines"--T.p.