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“Cost of Replacement of Oil Imports from OPEC Nations by Transport Fuels from U.S. Coal”


America’s Potential to Replace Imported Petroleum by Domestic Coal-Derived Transportation Fuels.”    Indaba 2006:  12th South African Conference on Coal Science & Technology. Johannesburg, RSA, 10 October 2006.

William B. Hauserman, WB  and  RS. Evans II (Excelsior Energy, Inc.)  “The Impending Renaissance of Coal Gasification in the Upper Midwest”  AIChE Upper Midwest Annual Symposium.   11 April  2006

“Equipment Selection for Optimum Use of Sri Lanka’s Biomass Energy Resources.”  And  “Equipment Specifications for Optimum Use of Sri Lanka’s Biomass Energy Resources.”  Prepared for the Government of Sri Lanka by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization acting as executing agency for the United Nations Development Program. (Project DG/SRL/97/019/11-01)  21 January 2000.

“What Makes New “Available“  Technologies Actually Available? “ Silver Jubilee Celebration and Symposium of the  National Engineering Research and Development Center of Sri Lanka.  Colombo,  SL,  18 August 1999

“Combustion vs. Gasification and Dioxin-Furan Hazards.” A review for Thermogenics, Inc., 2002

Hauserman, W.B.,  V. Recupero,  L. Pino & M. Lagana’,  “Gassificatori Biomasse-Celle a Combustibile.”  La Termotecnica    50(5),  (Verona, Italia),  June, 1997.

Hauserman, W.B., N. Giordano, M. Lagana & V. Recupero, "Biomass Gasifiers for Fuel Cell Systems."     La Chimica e L'Industia  79(2),  (Milano, Italia),   April, 1997.

“Economic Analysis of Compressed Natural Gas for Vehicle Fueling at Grand Forks Air Force Base.”  Report to 319 Civil Engineering Squadron, GFAFB,  February, 1997.

Benson, S.A., et al., & W.B.Hauserman. "Trace Metal Transformations in Gasification."  Advanced Coal-Fired Power Systems, USDOE,   Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV, 16-18 July, 1996.

Young, B.C. and Hauserman, W.B. "Biomass Energy Conversion - Conventional and Advanced Technologies." UN Symposium on Development and Utilization of Biomass Energy Resources in Developing Countries. Vienna, Austria. December, 1995.


"Electric Power Systems for Small, New or Incremental Capacity Addition in Remote or Underdeveloped Areas.”  Topical Report to USDOE. UND-EERC. September, 1995.

"Feasibility of Using Industrial and Urban Wastes for Electric Power by

Gasification Combined with Fuel Cells or Gas Engines in the Minneapolis Area - Final Report" to United Power Association and The Minnesota Department of  Public Service. March 15 1995. 

"Catalytic Gasification and Pyrolysis of Biomass and Coal  - Laboratory Methods." and "Review and Selection of Biomass Gasification Processes - Engineering and Economics." Invitational seminars, Technische Universität Graz, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, Graz, Austria, Oktober 10-11, 1994.

"From Fundamental Gasification Research to Commercial Energy Production - Engineering and Economic Aspects."  Eighth European Conference on Biomass for  Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Industry. Vienna, Austria, October 3-5, 1994.

"Relating Catalytic Coal and Biomass Gasification Mechanisms to Plant Capital  Cost Components." Hydrogen '94. Tenth World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Cocoa  Beach, Florida, June 20-24, 1994.

Timpe, R.C., …. Hauserman, W.B., et al., "Catalytic Gasification of Coal for the Production of Fuel Cell Feedstock," Hydrogen '94. Tenth World Hydrogen  Energy Conference, Cocoa Beach, Florida, June 20-24, 1994.

"Syngas Enrichment and Fine Particle Removal by Vortex Venturi Supercyclone." Topical Report, to USDOE/METC, USDOE Contract  DE-FC21-86MC10637, December, 1993

Steinfeld, G. (Energy Research Corp.), Willson, W.G. and Hauserman, W.B., "Advanced Power System Featuring A Closely Coupled Catalytic Gasification-Carbonate Fuel Cell Plant." Proceedings of 17th Biennial Low-Rank Fuels Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri. May 10-13, 1993.

"Energy Conversion Options for Plantation-Grown Hybrid Poplars." Joint Meeting of the Poplar Council of the U.S. and Canada. St.Paul, Minnesota. July 26-28, 1993.

Hauserman, W.B., Timpe, R.C. and Willson, W.G., "Catalytic Gasification of  Illinois No. 6 Coal: Bench-Scale Tests for Reactivity and Potassium  Recovery," prepared for Energy Research Corporation. February 23, 1993.

"Catalytic Coal Gasification for Hydrogen Production, Pilot Plant Data and Scaleup Considerations," final semiannual report, DE-FC21-86MC10637, July 1992.


"High-Yield Hydrogen Production by Catalytic Gasification of Coal or Biomass," Presented at the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, "Hydrogen '92," Paris, France, June 2, 1992.

Hauserman, W.B. and Timpe R.C. "Catalytic Gasification of Wood for Hydrogen and Methane Production," final report for work performed for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA Contract No. 88-34173-3866) and the University of Minnesota at Crookston (UMC Contract No. 07995041), December 1991.

Steinfeld, G. and Hauserman, W.B. "Design of Gasifiers to Optimize Fuel Cells,"  USDOE Gasification Contractors' Review Meeting, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV, October 16-18, 1991.


Hauserman, W.B. and Henderson, A.K. "Economic Comparison of a Gravel Bucket-Type Ash Letdown Device with Conventional Lockhoppers for Pressurized Fluid-Bed Combustion Systems," report to USDOE/METC; Morgantown, WV, March 1, 1991.

Hauserman, W.B. and Timpe, R.C. "Transfer of Emerging Coal Conversion Processes to Woody Biomass Energy Crops," Paper presented at the Southern Biomass Conference, Baton Rouge, LA,  1991.

Henderson, A.K. and Hauserman, W.B. "Valveless Ash Removal from Pressurized Fluidized-Bed Combustion Systems by Gravel Bucket," final report for period July 1, 1989 - June 30, 1990 to USDOE/METC, DE-AC21-86MC25151; Morgantown, WV, November 1990.

Hauserman, W.B. and Musich, M.A. "Performance Evaluation of a Novel Erosion-Resistant Pump Design," final report to USDOE/PETC, DE-FG22-89PC89864, Pittsburgh, PA, September 12, 1990.


Hauserman, W.B., Potas, T.A. and Musich, M.A.  "Hydrothermally Upgraded Wood Slurry Fuels for Diesels and Turbines,"  In Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Coal and Slurry Technology, Clearwater, FL, April 23-27, 1990.

"Application of Hydrothermal Coal Processing Technology to Wood for Potential Engine and Turbine Fuels," Paper presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Coal and Slurry Technology, Clearwater, FL, April 23-26, 1990.

"Hydrothermally Upgraded Wood Slurries for Diesels and Turbines," Presented at ASME, Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, January 14-18, 1990.

Hauserman, W.B. and Henderson, A.  "Valveless Ash Removal from Pressurized Fluid-Bed Combustion Systems,"  ASME, Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, January 14-18, 1990.     


"Wood Slurries -- A Transportation Option." Biologue, 6 (4),   September-October, 1989.


Hauserman, W.B. and Malterer, T.J.  "Hydrothermally Enriched Wood Slurry Fuels,"  Proceedings of the Southeastern Biomass Conference; Blacksburg, VA, September 12-14, 1989.

"Valveless Ash Letdown from PFBC Systems," Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Gasification and Gas Stream Cleanup Systems Contractors'  Review Meeting, Morgantown, WV, June 27-29, 1989.

"Thermodynamics of Resource Recycling," Journal of Chemical Education 1988, 65 (12), 1045-1047.

"Cooking Briquettes from Lignite in Developing Nations," Presented at the International Briquetting Association 20th Biennial Conference, Orlando, FL, September 27-30, 1987.

"Use of Cheap, Sacrificial Material for Valve Trim in Erosive Slurry Applications - 1:  The Lathe Valve." Interim Report,  presented at the Instrumentation, Components, and Materials Contractors' Meeting,  Morgantown, WV, September 16-17, 1986.

Hauserman, W.B. and Johnson, M.D.  "Production of Cooking Briquettes from Maissade (Haiti) Lignite," March 20, 1986.

Hauserman, W.B., Patel, R.C. and Willson, W.G.,  "Production and Combustion of Hot-Water Dried Lignite Slurries," Seventh Annual Symposium on Coal Slurry  Fuels Preparation and Utilization, New Orleans, LA, May 21-24, 1985.


"Hardness of Fine-Ground Coals and Mineral Residues to Predict Slurry Erosion,"  The Journal of Powder Technology 1984, 43 (1).

Hauserman, W.B. and Patel, R.C.,  "Combustion of Hot-Water Dried Lignite Slurries," AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX, March 24-28, 1985.


"Structural Properties Affecting the Settling of Coarse Crushed Coal in Gasifiers," Proceedings of the Technical Economics, Synfuels, and Coal Energy Symposium, ASME 7th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference; 1984,  pp 301-312.


Hauserman, W.B. and Willson, W.G. "Conclusions of Slagging Fixed-Bed Gasification of Lignite," Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Lignite Symposium:  Technology  and the Utilization of Low-Rank Coals; 1983, Vol. 1, pp 149-223.

Hauserman, W.B. and Willson, W.G.,  "Mechanical Problems in the Design of a Fixed-Bed Slagging Gasifier," Presented at the ASME 6th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference; Houston, TX, January 30-February 3, 1983.

"Air Separation of Glass from  Municipal Solid Waste," (Stanford Research  Institute) for Glass Container Manufacturing Institute; SRI Project PSC-8219. September, 1970.