Coal and Coal-Biomass to Liquids FAQs
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BASICS

  • Q: How are gasoline and diesel fuel made from coal?
  • Q: Why is there any point in making liquid fuel from coal with so much cheap oil available today?

ENVIRONMENT

  • Q: Is making fuel from coal worse for the environment than making it from oil?
  • Q: Why is biomass in the program title? What do you do with it and why?
  • Q: Does fuel from coal create more global warming than petroleum refining?
  • Q: What impacts do coal-to-liquid fuels have on ground water and rivers?
  • Q: Will truck exhaust smell worse if the diesel comes from coal?

INDUSTRY


NETL R&D


For additional information:
Gasifipedia
is a gasification resource that includes history, state-of-the art technologies, DOE R&D, etc., all via a pictorial index showing major gasification processes and products.