New technology raises oil shale hopes in Qld, part 2

NEW attempts to commercialise the Julia Creek oil shale deposits in northwest Queensland are being driven by two groups - AIM-listed and London-based Xtract Energy, which has a technology development arrangement with the CSIRO, and Sydney-based Australian Thermal Solutions, which has a patented technology developed by a US mechanical/chemical engineer, John Rendall.

In part one, looked at Xtract's operations.

Australian Thermal Solutions

The other group at Julia Creek is ATS, a private company set up in April 2005.