[Gasification] Range Fuels Closing Plant

Jim Leach jleach at danatech.net
Mon Jan 24 15:47:34 CST 2011

It is a sad story to be sure.  I don't know anything about the details but
one must not condemn the use of government sponsored research and
development money just because Range failed.  Many other researchers that
were able to get government grants succeed and society has been rewarded for
it.  Keep in mind that is how the U.S. got to the moon.
Best Regards, 
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From: gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org
[mailto:gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of Thomas
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 1:04 PM
To: Discussion of biomass pyrolysis and gasification; Discussion of biomass
pyrolysis and gasification
Subject: Re: [Gasification] Range Fuels Closing Plant

I had a discussion with some of the engineers from Range in 2007 about how
to adapt physical laws to their reality. 
I remember the feeling of being reactionary - cautious and less dynanic
among a crowd that all the self confidence in the world. We where looking at
some black stuff in a bearing - smelly - sticky - BUT IT WAS NOT - NOT - NOT
Why not - because their gasifier did not produce tar - because tar would
kill the catalyst. 
Thet really had visions - I remeber a senior person saying to me "Of course
we can change the law of gravity - Nasa could put a man on the moon - it is
just a matter of money" - 
Every thing I could say was - STOP - THINK - REFLECT - SEE - USE YOUR COMMON
SENSE. All actions that did not at all match with a dynamic and fast moving
venture investment - at this stage they where allready 2 month behind
Thomas Koch


Fra: gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org på vegne af Ronald Bailey
Sendt: ma 24-01-2011 21:25
Til: 'Discussion of biomass pyrolysis and gasification'
Emne: Re: [Gasification] Range Fuels Closing Plant

Dear Tom:


Too bad that money couldn't have gone to a company that has technology that


Ron Bailey Sr.
rbaileys at prmenergy.com



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[mailto:gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 11:47 AM
To: 'Discussion of biomass pyrolysis and gasification';
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Subject: [Gasification] Range Fuels Closing Plant






"Cellulosic ethanol company Range Fuels is closing its Soperton, Georgia
facility after completing it first batch of ethanol, according to story
posted by Georgia Public Broadcasting. 

The firm, which has received more than $300 million dollars in state,
federal and private funding, will lay off the majority of its workers and
shutter operations, while it attempts to raise more money and address
technical issues."  


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