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GBCE Successful in Upgrading Low Ranking Indonesian Coal on Industrial Scale
2013.08.22

GB Clean Energy Ltd. (GBCE) has successfully upgraded 2,426 tonnes of low rank 4,018 kcal nar Indonesian coal at its commercial scale LiMaxTM plant in Holingol, Inner Mongolia, and produced 1,624 tonnes of high rank 5,353 kcal nar coal. The average specifications of the unprocessed and processed coal are shown in Table 1.

               

Coal

TM

%

IM

%

Ash

%

VM

%

FC

%

S

%

CV

kcal

HGI

 

AR

ADB

ADB

ADB

ADB

ADB

NAR

 

Unprocessed

31

13

10

37

39

1

4,018

59

Processed

11

8

11

36

46

1

5,353

57

     Table 1  Unprocessed and Processed Coal

 

Independent tests confirm that the upgraded coal is suitable for long distance transport by truck, rail and ocean vessels, and will not reabsorb moisture. This is the first time a commercial quantity of low rank Indonesian coal has been successfully upgraded to create a product capable of being sold in the seaborne market.

Drop shatter and water reabsorption tests performed by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co. ("SGS"), the world leader in material analysis and testing, demonstrate that the upgraded coal performs similarly with the unprocessed coal in drop shatter tests, and, after extensive soaking in water, it will not reabsorb moisture.

GBCE's  LiMaxTM coal upgrading technology is highly cost effective and efficient. There is no meaningful dust creation.

GBCE is now entering the Indonesian coal market in partnership with local mining companies.