Converting low rank coal/lignite into valuable commodities

international-mining-logoA pilot plant to prove that the underground coal to liquids (UCTLTM) process can convert low rank brown coal/lignite into valuable commodities is set to be commissioned this month. Owner of the plant, Regal Resources’ first focus of the testing program will be on placing samples within the test vessel and exposing them to the UCTL high velocity/temperature water spray with supercritical properties. Other samples of Canadian oil sands are intended to be included in the surface testing program. (more…)

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