The North Dakota Department of Health (Air Quality Division) today issued the Air Permit (Permit-to-Construct) to GTL Energy for its coal beneficiation plant near South Heart, North Dakota. GTL Energy now has all of the permits required to complete construction and move into commissioning and operations in the third quarter of 2009.

South Heart gasification project embraces new coal beneficiation technology
Lessens environmental impact, reduces fresh water usage and increases energy efficiency

South Heart gasification project partners, Great Northern Power Development (GNPD) and Allied Syngas Corporation (Allied Syngas), have selected GTL Energy (USA) Limited to provide coal beneficiation technology for their proposed coal-gasification project in southwest North Dakota.