This story was part of an episode of Open Spaces that centered around a coal-to-gasoline plant proposed to be built in the state. My colleagues looked into funding and environmental impact, but I was curious about how the coal-to-gas process actually worked.
“DKRW Advanced Fuels has licensed technology from GE and Exxon-Mobil to transform coal into gasoline at a proposed plant in Medicine Bow. But theirs is just one system of creating liquid fuel. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez spoke with some experts about how synthetic gas, or syngas, is made.”