underground coal gasification http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Linc Energy Charged With Causing Environmental Harm In Australia http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/linc-energy-charged-causing-environmental-harm-australia <p>A company proposing to open an underground coal gasification demonstration site in Wright has been charged with environmental violations in Australia. &nbsp;The charges could cost the company over two million dollars per violation.</p><p>Underground coal gasification involves igniting coal seams deep underground to produce syngas, which can then be processed into various liquid fuels or other chemicals. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>What exactly the environmental harm is has not yet been revealed.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:37:32 +0000 Irina Zhorov 56828 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Linc Energy Charged With Causing Environmental Harm In Australia Wright Residents Wary Of Proposed Coal Gasification Project http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wright-residents-wary-proposed-coal-gasification-project <p>It was standing room only at the Wright Public Library last night as residents packed into a hearing about a nearby project that would burn coal seams underground to produce synthesis gas or syngas.</p><p>Linc Energy’s proposed underground coal gasification project has been in the works for years, but from the public testimony, many Wright residents were hearing about it for the first time. And they had lots of questions about the process, which has never been developed commercially.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:40:25 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 55956 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wright Residents Wary Of Proposed Coal Gasification Project Environmental Quality Council rejects challenge to underground coal gasification permit http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/environmental-quality-council-rejects-challenge-underground-coal-gasification-permit <p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:32:46 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 50296 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Environmental Quality Council rejects challenge to underground coal gasification permit Permitting gets underway for underground coal gasification project http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/permitting-gets-underway-underground-coal-gasification-project <p>A project that seeks to use Wyoming coal that&rsquo;s buried too deep underground for conventional mining is one step closer to becoming a reality.</p><p></p><p><br />The Department of Environmental Quality has put Linc Energy&rsquo;s proposed underground coal gasification project up for public review. The process involves drilling thousands of feet below the surface into deep coal seams, and then igniting them, and capturing the gases that are produced. Those can then be converted into synthetic natural gas, chemicals like ammonia or fertilizer, or liquid fuels.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:39:13 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47801 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Permitting gets underway for underground coal gasification project