A Canadian company has used the current presidential race to plug it’s coal-to-liquid process. Citing positive statements by presidential hopefuls, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee, Silverado Green Fuel has posted a video on it’s front page, explaining the process of turning low-grade coal into a clean-burning, non-polluting product.
The Vancouver, BC firm claims their initial production costs will come in at $15 per barrel, on an oil equivalent energy basis. Not bad, they say, considering oil is hanging in there at $90 plus a barrel.
I have to warn you though, the video is ok, considering it’s a company product, so you can take that grain of salt along as you watch. You’ll hear from kids on how important clean air is, and you’ll see the annoucement of a $26 million Demonstration Plant in a joint venture with the State of Mississippi, and, of course, a demonstration on how it’s done.
Personally, I think the use of kids is a bit tacky, but all’s fair in love and commerce.