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SASOL: ADDING VALUE TO COAL

Speaker:
Dr. Pieter van Nierop
SASTECH
Sasolburg, Republic of South Africa

Date:
Monday, September 9, 1996, 2:30 p.m.
Ben Bandy Conference Room
Center for Applied Energy Research

Abstract:
Sasol leads the world in the conversion of coal to oil and from its small beginning in 1954, has become a giant in the world of synthetic fuels and chemicals. Although initially only a synfuels producer, the group's process of continuous beneficiation has prompted Sasol to enter the fertilizer, mining explosives, polypropylene, phenolics and alpha-olefins markets. The focus of this presentation, however, will be on projects directly related to the optimal use of the company's coal reserves.

The following projects will be discussed:

  • The Sasol Oil from Coal Process
  • The Twistdraai Coal Export Project
  • Sasol and the Environment
  • The Production of Metallurgical Char