Companies sign clean coal energy agreement

Wednesday, 03 September, 2008

EESTech Inc and China’s Datong Coal Mine Group have signed an exclusive agreement to undertake a feasibility and project development program that will use methane and waste coal to supply power for the mining operations.

The program, which will be based on EESTech’s Hybrid Coalmine Gas Technology (HCGT), uses methane and waste coal to produce clean energy.

The advantage of this process is that it not only uses waste material, but methane gas has a global warming potential 21 times more damaging to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

HCGT was originally developed by an Australian-owned government research facility to demonstrate the conversion of coalmine methane and waste coal to clean energy.

A standard 10 megawatt HCGT plant will generate clean coal energy using ventilated coal mine methane and can produce up to 1 million carbon credits per year in the fight against global warming.

EESTech also obtained the Asia–Pacific rights to the HTC Purenergy Carbon Capture technology in December 2007.

The HTC technology includes a pre-engineered, modular, 1000 tonne per day, carbon capture system known as the CCS Purenergy Series which, when integrated with the company's hybrid coal gas turbine, uses waste coal and methane to produce the energy required for carbon capture, meaning that the cost of carbon capture is significantly reduced.


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