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  • No new info. for anyone following the Co., but a nice summary and an optimistic one.Was originally supposed to be presented to a MLP conference but for some reason was not.

  • I think that's interesting.

    It,s easier to increase capacity than to capture customers. All it takes is cash and time. Tsec has both.

  • Following is a (poor) translation, but indicates first project is in "sprint" stage-sounds quick.

    "Aluminum Corporation of China party secretary, chairman Ge Honglin inspection day Wolfowitz Technology Shandong Aluminium Project Site
    Time: 2015-05-15

    May 13, China Aluminum Corporation of party secretary, chairman Ge Honglin, general manager of Shandong Aluminum king in the family, accompanied by a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-go days of the new technology package total coal chemical project in Shandong Aluminum large gas stove project site were inspected . Chairman of Great Ideals, project director Madao Yuan, Sima Zhao et project manager on site to greet his party introduced to Ge Honglin progress of the project.

    Late last year, the day Wal-technology monopoly of China Shandong Aluminum Industry Branch, Henan Branch and Shanxi Aluminum Co., Ltd. Huaxing large gas furnace systems engineering, which, Shandong Aluminium Project is the first start of the project, is currently progressing smoothly, has entered the final sprint stage, about to drive. Great Ideals day Wolfowitz Technology chairman, said China Aluminum landing three major projects, the company from a single product manufacturer to set the core technology research and development, engineering services, high-end equipment manufacturing, the overall operation of one total package successful transition to high-tech enterprises an important symbol, is the world leader in clean energy technology T-SEC gasification technology was first applied in the field of fuel gas, the company will strive to fight Shandong Aluminium Project Demonstration Project."

  • The rest of the project will be completed 3-4 months later and the final part 3-4 months thereafter. They have never proceeded so quickly. Their joint venture partner seems to be really on the ball.

  • Reply to

    New Press Release from JV released today

    by chaz7342 May 7, 2015 11:53 AM

    There was a press release in April that seems to refer to the Aluminum contract signed previously. The translation is rough as usual:

    Great Ideals chairman led to Shandong Aluminum project site to inspect
    Time: 2015-04-18

    To further improve and strengthen project management, to effectively promote the smooth progress of the company's major projects, the real implementation of the company "Shanlv project demonstration, catch team, a strong team, and promote management" Platform for Action, April 14 to 15, Great Ideals chairman to lead the company in charge of relevant departments rushed to Shandong who conducted site visits.

    Late last year, the company was formally established Shanghai Engineering Technology Center, especially the successful bidder for China Aluminum Shandong, Henan, Huaxing three large gas furnace systems engineering, marking the company from a single product manufacturer genuine transition to set the core technology research and development, engineering services, high-end equipment manufacturing, operating as one of the overall total package-tech enterprises.

    Customer is the first enterprise resources to win the market competition. Shandong Aluminum project is the first company to start the project, in order to actively serve the Chinese aluminum construction, to understand the progress of the site, listen to customer comments and suggestions, Great Ideals chairman led the Shanghai Engineering Technology Center, Henan, Shanxi, project managers, company personnel, business management and other relevant departments to Shandong Aluminum Industry were studied.

    14, Great Ideals line 19:40 EMU men traveling in Shandong Aluminum upon arrival, regardless of travel fatigue, night Shanlv project topics will be held to hear the project leader and the project site for all staff to report on progress of the works, targeted coordinate and solve problems on the spot found during construction projects. 15 am, officers also rushed Shanlv study conducted field

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    DRI steel plant

    by niftyboy10 May 5, 2015 10:41 AM

    I'll bet the reference to "Meader Rex Corporation" is just a poor translation of Midrex Corp., which is the subsidiary of Kobe Steel, that created the DRI process.

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    DRI steel plant

    by niftyboy10 May 5, 2015 10:41 AM

    thanks

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    DRI steel plant

    by niftyboy10 May 5, 2015 10:41 AM

    I've looked at the ZCM website and can't find the release you're looking at. Can you give me the website address? Thanks

  • Reply to

    Cowen initiates coverage with an Outperform rating

    by jrad52 Apr 30, 2015 3:43 PM

    For Cowen to intimate that ARLP will outperform the other miners would be a joke in poor taste. Everyone else is crippled. Just for the others to become profitable, coal prices would have to increase far more than they are likely to, and if the demand for coal were to increase that much, ARLP could increase their production substantially. If ARLP just reverts to its long term trend line it will outperform most of the market. If the consolidation discussed yesterday happens, ARLP could be a really solid performer. If I didn't already have too much of it, I would consider buying some now. The distribution rate and their coverage ratio make the Co. very attractive, as well as their conservative and capable management.

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    Earnings call

    by jrad52 Apr 29, 2015 10:54 AM

    It was good to see that Mr. Craft toned down any optimism about future investments in Coal, emphasising that consolidation in the industry is needed, especially in Cent App, but that excessive levels of debt by other players is making that more difficult.
    Distributable cash flow to distributions was mentioned as (still) at 1.62/1. This is quite high for MLPs, in fact almost unheard of. This gives ARLP a lot of firepower, but there was little discussion of using it.
    I didn't hear any mention of what they were doing in the Oil/Gas investments, but that's still too small to matter.

  • EBITDA up, revenues up, net income impacted by poor weather in Feb, causing inventory buildup, which will be worked off rest of year, div increased, probably not enough for JRAD, but enough for me. White Oak beginning to provide benefits, Tunnel Ridge good. On balance shouldn't have much impact on stock price unless expectations were high which seems unlikely. Certainly better perf. than the rest of Coal industry.

  • Since I'm not a trader, but can see a little Co. developing into a major player, if everything goes right, with its Partners in the Petro Chemical Industry in the years ahead, I won't be participating on Monday.
    I'm not looking at price in my investments, I'm looking at value. This has a long way to go to maturity, and I'm planning on travelling with it. Those who are looking to trade, should look at larger companies with lots of holders and lots of volume, and in maturer industries, to take advantage of TA.TA doesn't work on a co. like SYMX that has the potential of 100% moves, both up and down, in short periods based on news that is unknoweable and unpredictable, charts or no charts. SYMX can be a pioneer in a virtually new and needed industry, with world wide implications in energy and environmentalism.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The penalties for selectively advising anyone of info. not available to everyone is severe, if caught. Although not many are caught and punished does not make the possiblity go away. Rigdon doesn't need that headache.
    However, just because Paulson doesn't know any more than we do doesn't reduce the import of his investment. It just adds an exclamation point of what we already knew. The company's tech. is viable, valuable, and proven, at least to those in an expert position to judge. And it is close to execution.
    It may have taken a lot of patience to get here, but the journey is over and we have arrived. We're pulling into the driveway now.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I would agree that ARLP should stop looking for more coal acq., although my guess is that the purchase from Patriot was probably too good to pass up. They repeated in their annual report that came out yesterday that the acq. of addl. coal would keep them as low cost producers for decades, so as long as coal doesn't disappear, they are looking good. As far as paying down debt or increasing dist. faster, I would rather see neither. As you know, Pet. prices have been destroyed recently, and I have no doubt that they will recover in a big way eventually. ARLP probably has some really good contacts in Oklahoma and may be in a position to take advantage in what I would consider an unusually good time to invest in Oil( and maybe even Gas). As long as White Oak works out at least reasonably well, their free cash flow should be looking good in the near and intermediate term.

  • fact sheet:

    Fuel Flexibility
    • Industry leading fuel capability for coals and biomass
    • Proven commercial operation on the lowest quality coals and coal wastes
    ECONOMI C SOLU TION
    • Low Capital Costs
    – Up to 40% lower core technology costs than other gasification technologies
    – Lower economy of scale drives smaller plant solutions
    – Equipment sourcing experience and capability from China
    • Low Operating Costs
    – High reliability and availability in commercial operation
    – Lower oxygen use than slagging gasification technologies
    – Lower water use due to dry feed and ash removal systems
    ENVIRONMEN TALLY FRIEN DLY
    • Creates clean, particulate and sulfur-free gaseous product from abundant solid fuels
    • Greenhouse gas capture-capable – CO2
    • No generation of tars and oils from coal gasification

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    READ THIS ARTICLE ON COAL TO GAS IN CHINA!

    by blm375 Apr 22, 2015 11:28 AM

    To answer your question on water and co2, here's a quote from SES' technical fact sheet:

    "Fuel Flexibility
    • Industry leading fuel capability for coals and biomass
    • Proven commercial operation on the lowest quality coals and coal wastes
    ECONOMI C SOLU TION
    • Low Capital Costs
    – Up to 40% lower core technology costs than other gasification technologies
    – Lower economy of scale drives smaller plant solutions
    – Equipment sourcing experience and capability from China
    • Low Operating Costs
    – High reliability and availability in commercial operation
    – Lower oxygen use than slagging gasification technologies
    – Lower water use due to dry feed and ash removal systems
    ENVIRONMEN TALLY FRIEN DLY
    • Creates clean, particulate and sulfur-free gaseous product from abundant solid fuels
    • Greenhouse gas capture-capable – CO2
    • No generation of tars and oils from coal gasification"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    from China JV partner annual report

    by lngre_engineer Apr 21, 2015 12:11 PM

    It looks like the report is also saying there is strong demand for SES's T-SEC gasifier in other industries(other than synthetic gas), such as ceramics, glass, aluminum, coke oven gas, chemicals,fertilizer,methanol,hydrogen peroxide, and acetic acid. In other words, the need and demand of SES's product is almost limitless.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    from China JV partner annual report

    by lngre_engineer Apr 21, 2015 12:11 PM

    The sense of it comes thru. The only problem is that it's a machine translation. Not an uncommon problem.

  • I don't think it was a fluke. Someone was in a hurry to buy. The answer to why! they were in a hurry is an interesting question, which we may know eventually.

  • Chaz-I understand what you're trying to achieve and agree with your intent. But a lot of things happen every day around the world and looking for what happened the day SYMX had a good day is too much of a stretch(imo). SYMX is no doubt talking to a lot of people about clean coal energy, and many parts of the world are sorely in need of same. I think we will see some evidence of this soon, but I think that we have to wait patiently for this to happen. It is very difficult to be so passive, but we have no choice.

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