White Energy is the exclusive worldwide licensee of a patented technology which upgrades high moisture, low value sub-bituminous and lignite coals through a low cost process of dehydration and compaction. This technology is known as the BCB technology and was developed by a consortia lead by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
White Energy has more recently applied the BCB technology to the beneficiation of thermal and metallurgical coal fines. Coal fines represent a major environmental liability for coal producers and also carry a significant ongoing maintenance cost.
White Energy is also focused on identifying good quality coal properties for acquisition, where the BCB technology can be utilised to add value to projects. It is expected that some of the resources currently under consideration by White Energy will not require application of the BCB technology, and can be mined and sold directly into export markets.
White Energy is a global operating business listed on the Australian Securities Exchange which is organised around two distinct but related business divisions: Coal Technology and Coal Mining, and has business operations in Australia, Indonesia, the United States, South Africa and China.