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Technologies: Coalgae

Coalgae®

What is Coalgae®?

A composite material formed when live microalgae adsorbs onto the surface of coal and the interaction between the coal and

biomass activated by a low temperature heat treatment step.

What can Coalgae® be used for?

- Use directly in combustion for heat/energy generation

- Pyrolyse at mid temperature ranges (450 – 650 oC) to produce a high-quality fossil-biocrude oil, a clean burning coal (char), and synthetic natural gas

- Gasify to produce syngas for fuel and chemical production, or energy generation

Advantages of Coalgae®

- GHG emission reduction through biomass component

- Combines coal and biomass in one single solid fuel

- Improved combustion (rate of combustion, completeness of combustion)