More Energy, Less Fuel
BeneficiationPlus™ is a low rank coal upgrading process that strips off moisture, sulfur, mercury and increases carbon content, while naturally creating high purity CO2 stream.
Low rank coals, that normally are very polluting and of little commercial value can be processed via LP Amina’s patent pending BeneficiationPlus process, which increases the thermal value threefold while extracting valuable hydrocarbons. The low temperatures and pressures of the process reduce costs significantly and enable tuning in order to upgrade a variety of coal characteristics as inputs. The process can also be customized to the characteristics of the beneficiated coal to enable utilization in a wide variety of boilers.
Through our pioneering technology, LP Amina “speeds up” the natural transition of coal, increasing its heating value and removing pollutants. All of our processes improve combustion -producing the same amount of energy with less fuel. They considerably reduce the content of mercury by 50%-80%, of organic sulfur by 95% and moisture ~50. Unique system design also allows to reuse and purify the reclaimed water. Furthermore, BeneficiationPlus™ creates a high purity CO2 stream and leads to a 10% to 20% reduction in CO2 footprint for coal-fired power plants. Which represents a significant step towards minimizing the risk and impact of CO2 regulations currently being developed globally.
The direct production of upgraded carbon and chemicals with our BeneficiationPlus technology brings more independence to the host facility. Power plants can utilize existing multi-billion dollar assets and infrastructure, meet the environmental regulation and have new additional revenue streams for further development. The sale of upgraded coal on it’s own recovers more than the entire cost of the supplied coal. Even a larger economic benefit delivered by a BeneficiationPlus™ technology is the production of liquid hydrocarbons that can be readily sold in the market. Due to the high fraction of aromatics, this syncrude stream today would command a 50% premium over typical crude prices. All of these combined makes power utilities with BeneficiationPlus™ technology more profitable, economically competitive and environmentally friendly – making it a win-win solution for the utility, local economy and the society.
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