US Fuel retains Woolpert to manage coal-to-liquids projects

US Fuel Corp. (OTC: USFF) said May 6 that Woolpert Inc. will be the Lead Design Consultant and Design-Build Program Manager to provide the necessary planning, design and preliminary design-build documents in coordination with the coal-to-liquid (CTL) process engineers for CTL plants planned for Muhlenberg and Perry counties, Ky.

US Fuel said its focus is engineering a proprietary template for constructing facilities capable of converting 300 tons of coal into approximately 525 barrels of synthetic liquid fuel a day. In addition to producing coal derived ultra-low-sulfur, high-cetane diesel and high quality jet fuel, the US Fuel CTL facilities will capture the process generated CO2 and use it to grow algae. 

Established in 1911, Woolpert, based in Dayton, Ohio, is a design, geospatial and infrastructure consulting firm.

The US Fuel CTL technology is being developed to minimize the environmental impact of operations. The facilities are expected to be classified as minor emitters, with minimal greenhouse gas emissions. Woolpert is committed to environmental sustainability and will contribute important sustainability elements to the CTL facilities, US Fuel said.

“US Fuel is creating the infrastructure of a new coal-to-liquids industry and Woolpert is pleased to participate in the planning, programming and design of the facilities that will be delivering alternative fuels to 21st Century America,” said Mike Stanoikovich, Senior Vice President of Woolpert.

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