Revolution Fuels permits coal-to-liquids facility in Utah

Revolution Fuels LLC is nearing an air permit decision from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for a new coal-to-liquids facility located near Wellington, Utah.

The DEQ is taking comment until Dec. 26 on its notice of intent to approve this permit.

The coal-to-liquids facility operations will include coal handling, coal gasification, ash handling, syngas treatment, and product upgrading. The liquids produced are intended to be diesel fuel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and naphtha with a maximum coal throughput of 750 tons per day. Project equipment includes a pyrolysis burner system, selective catalytic reduction for NOx control on a common stack for the gasification flue gas, a coal hopper, and a baghouse to control particulates from the coal handling system.

The draft air permit says the facility shall not exceed the following production/consumption limits:


  • Liquefied petroleum gas: 37,960 barrels per rolling 12 month total;
  • Naphtha: 95,630 barrels per rolling 12 month total
  • Diesel: 209,145 barrels per rolling 12 month total
  • Jet fuel: 202,940 barrels per rolling 12 month total
  • Off specification diesel and jet fuel: 135,050 barrels per rolling 12 month total
  • Ash: 57,378 tons per rolling 12 month total


  • 273,750 tons of coal per rolling 12 month total

A contact address in the notice is: Revolution Fuels LLC, P.O. Box 746, Tooele, UT 84074.

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