GB Clean Energy Ltd (GBCE) has upgraded 2000 tonnes of low-rank 3600 kcal gar coal for China Power’s Baiyinhua Mine, which is 200km from GBCE’s commercial plant in Holingol, Inner Mongolia. The upgrade resulted in production of 1300 tonnes of high-rank 5000 kcal gar coal.
The coal has been rail-shipped to Jinzhou Port for loading on an ocean vessel to Shanghai, where China Power has several power plants.
GBCE international chairman Steve Chu says, “The upgraded Baiyinhua coal did not reabsorb any moisture; it handles better than the original coal and meets (port) environmental standards for dust and other pollutants.” The test run, he added, “culminates an extensive evaluation of our coal upgrading technology by one of China’s largest power and coal producers.”
GBCE upgraded coal is a new source of environmentally friendly, cleaner coal, according to company officials, as they expand its operations in China and enter Indonesia’s coal market in partnership with local mining companies.
GB Clean Energy develops and operates processing plants that upgrade low calorific value (CV), high moisture coals into high CV coals. The plants use proprietary LiMaxTM technologies to produce high CV coals that will not re-absorb moisture and are transportable over long distances. GBCE’s Inner Mongolia facility is the first upgrading plant to produce upgraded coals in commercial quantities, supplying power plants and industrial users in Northern China.