11.13 SPOTLIGHT / EVENTS

11.13 SPOTLIGHT / EVENTS

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MEMBERSHIP
Spotlight on BCIA Member

Greenpower Energy Limited

The logical way to use Victoria's brown coal

Greenpower Energy Limited [GPP] develops processes that convert brown coal into valuable fuels and chemicals.

The Company is focusing on the development of a coal-to-liquids process (Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution ‘OHD’) that converts carbonaceous matter into useful low molecular weight organic chemicals. The process has zero greenhouse gas effects, zero net water consumption and relatively low capex, avoiding all the disadvantages of the Fischer-Tropsch process.

Greenpower, with Illinois-based Thermaquatica Inc., is preparing development of an OHD pilot plant sited in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley that will use Victorian brown coal as feedstock.

Thermaquatica Inc. is associated with the Southern Illinois University and is carrying out the day-to-day research and development. High level technical and techno/economic input is being supplied by an external specialty engineering firm with extensive experience in similar technologies.

Greenpower also holds a portfolio of coal and hydrocarbon assets in Victoria and Western Australia.

Greenpower also maintains an interest in an early start-up coal conversion technology which has as its output low API hydrocarbons as the main output.


Value Proposition: When Victorian brown coal is processed by the OHD technology it completely converts to water soluble organic compounds [see photo]. One tonne of ROM (run of mine) brown coal produces over 400kg of these compounds of which 160kg can be applied to the manufacture of bio-degradable plastics, some to the production of transport fuels and also for use in agriculture.

The cost of the input materials and the processing of lignite, oxygen and electricity are expected to be substantially less than the cost of sourcing these chemicals by conventional means.


For more information, visit
http://www.greenpowerenergy.com.au/
or call Gerard King on +61(0)418852700 or Alan Flavelle on +61(0)438599252

An additional useful link is: Thermaquatica at

www.thermaquatica.com







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Above: Victorian brown coal and OHD liquor

Events Calendar

15-16 October 2014


All-Energy Australia Conference, Melbourne
All-Energy Australia is an annual, free-to-delegate, business-to-business conference and networking forum hosted alongside an impressive exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency. Visit www.all-energy.com.au

18-20 November 2014


SD2014 - Science, Society & Sustainability, Adelaide, Australia
Held annually, the Minerals Council of Australia’s Sustainable Development Conference is recognised as the leading minerals industry forum to discuss and debate sustainable development and its practical implementation. Visit http://sdconference.com.au/2014/

20-21 November 2014


Clean Coal Processing & Conversion Asia Summit 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
The event covers a wide spectrum of topics on Investment in Coal Upgrading and Conversion, Coal gasification CTL, UCG, Coal to Chemical, Clean Power Generation and Environmental Issues. Visit http://www.cleancoalworld.org/

24-28 November 2014


Engineers Australia Convention 2014, Melbourne
This event is expecting to attract 10,000 delegates, over 5 days, with 6 conferences in 1 convention. Call for abstracts is now open. For more information visit www.all-energy.com.au

3-5 December 2014


14th Indo-Coal 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
Exploring and seizing the golden opportunities for a sustainable coal industry in Indonesia. Visit http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2014/ic/

27 Sept - 1 Oct 2015


2015 ICCS&T, MCEC Melbourne
The 15th International Conference on Coal Science & Technology will be visiting Australia for the first time. The conference aims to bring together academic, industrial, and government communities to exchange ideas, concepts and innovations for the shared purpose of facilitating coal research advances. Visit http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/iccst-2015





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