The upgraded coal produced by the White Energy’s BCB process has the following characteristics:

Characteristics Description
Higher energy content increased energy content as compared to low rank feedstock by between 30% and 200% (depending on the original moisture content of the coal)
Reduced CO2 emissions in comparison to sub-bituminous feedstock, WEC Coal has lower CO2 emissions and other pollutants at combustion
Reduced pollutants WEC Coal maintains the positive attributes of low rank feedstock such as lower ash and SOx content as compared to high rank bituminous thermal coals
Reduced levels of coal dust WEC Coal has significantly lower dust quantities when compared to unprocessed sub-bituminous coal which increases railway efficiency
Lower spontaneous combustion risk WEC Coal is physically and chemically stable, and can be handled, stored and transported in a similar manner as high rank bituminous thermal coal
Lower transportation costs the upgrading process reduces moisture, resulting in up to 30% decrease in load volumes and concomitant transportation costs
Interchange-ability with Bituminous Coal Sub-bituminous coal upgraded by WEC compares favourably with higher priced bituminous coals, highlighting the economic opportunity for WEC and the environmental incentive for energy consumers

Key metrics of coal performance