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Application of the BCB Technology to Coal Fines

Coal fines represent a major environmental liability for coal producers and also carry a significant ongoing maintenance cost:
Billions of tonnes of coal fines are stored in slurry ponds around the world.
New arising fines continue to be generated at coal mines around the world, due to inefficiencies in coal processing methods.
There is a significant ongoing […]

April 14th, 2014|Our Coal Technology|

Other Research & Development

White Energy also has the following additional areas of business focus:
Expansion of the BCB technology into new coal related applications
Identification of valuable mining tenements with natural resources and minerals or sub-bituminous coal reserves
Expansion of the BCB Technology
White Energy is currently undertaking research and development efforts to identify and pursue opportunities in expanding the application […]

December 2nd, 2009|Our Coal Technology|

Benefits of BCB Coal Upgarding

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


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 […]

December 1st, 2009|Our Coal Technology|

The White Coal Technology Process

White Energy’s BCB technology upgrades sub-bituminous coals through a relatively simple thermal drying process followed by physical and chemical stabilisation through a novel binderless briquetting process. White Energy’s BCB technology has been shown to be cost and operationally superior to competing processes and enables the commercial exploitation of a large number of low quality, […]

December 1st, 2009|Our Coal Technology|

History of the Binderless Coal Briquetting (BCB) Technology

The BCB process was developed by a consortia lead by the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and other leading coal industry players.
White Energy has been central in developing the BCB technology from a concept technology at the Newcastle pilot plant to a commercial business operating around the world. White Energy continues to […]

December 1st, 2009|Our Coal Technology|

The Energy Paradigm

Global economic growth is closely correlated to energy consumption, with total world consumption of marketed energy projected to increase significantly in the next twenty years. The largest projected increase in energy demand is for the non-OECD economies, with energy demand from China and India expected to double in the next 20 years. China […]

December 1st, 2009|Our Coal Technology|