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Axens and Headwaters form DCL alliance 

By Gerald Ondrey |

Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) and Headwaters Inc. (South Jordan, Utah; www.headwaters.com) have signed an agreement to form a strategic alliance to provide a single-source solution for producing ultra-clean fuels by direct coal liquefaction (DCL) alone or in combination with refinery residues or biomass.  Headwaters, a diversified growth company dedicated to improving sustainability by transforming underutilized resources into valuable products and Axens, a refining, petrochemical and natural gas market focused company offering products including processes, catalysts, adsorbents and equipment, create a strategic alliance around their DCL technologies.  The two companies will combine their technologies and licensing activities for coal-to-liquids (CTL) projects world-wide. The new "Alliance DCL", expects to provide a single-source solution for producing ultra-clean transportation fuels from coal – whether alone or in combination with other low-cost or renewable feedstocks, such as biomass and refinery residues.   Headwaters brings its slurry catalyst technology and its extensive CTL research facilities. Axens will contribute its ebullated-bed H-Coal Process and proprietary catalyst.…
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