TransGas Development Systems LLC Files Permit to Build $3B Coal-to-Liquids Plant
11 Jan, 2009
TransGas Development Systems LLC (TGDS) has filed a permit to build a $3 billion coal-to-liquids plant in West Virginia. Projected to be operational by 2013, the plant will be built in Mingo County's new energy park near Gilbert. The construction phase is expected to generate 3,000 jobs. When fully staffed, the facility will employ as many as 200 workers. TGDS estimates the facility will use up to 3 million tons of locally mined coal a year to produce more than 6.5 million barrels of gasoline. TGDS has signed a licensing agreement with Uhde Corporation of America for the use of the new PRENFLO gasifier reactor. The proprietary technology is under authorized license from Uhde GmbH, Germany.