Siemens Energy has been awarded an 18-month, $300,000 R&D program by the Illinois Clean Coal Institute to study the effects of coal and coal-derived syngas...
could be enormous, says Gale.
"There's so many different customer profiles [into which] you can segment them, a company can sell all kinds of different customer groups," Gale remarks.
Potential markets for such data also appear to be endless, he notes. "Even poor people who can't pay bills - look at the places around that do check-cashing, the liquor stores where you can cash your checks and do your Western Union check transfers - there's somebody who's willing to serve any market."