GEO-COAL™ shown to upgrade low rank coal efficiency by removing as much as 60% of moisture through performance tests conducted by SGS.
Total Sinergy International (TSI) today announced that its proprietary coal upgrading technology, GEO-COAL™, has been validated by an internationally accredited independent entity, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS). SGS conducted performance tests by analysing sub-lots of coal before and after GEO-COAL processing. It found that high moisture, low rank coal can be upgraded to low moisture higher rank coal with 50% higher energy value and inherently cleaner properties.
Founded in 1878, Geneva-based SGS is an inspection, verification, testing and certification company with over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world. The company, an independent and neutral accrediting body, is recognised by national and supranational associations, organisations and authorities as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. The performance tests were conducted under strict conditions and standards by SGS surveyors which satisfy international requirements for the product analysis report.
“SGS made several rounds of rigorous tests and found that the initial coal input with 3,700 kcal/kg when received went through the GEO-COAL process and came out as a 5,550 kcal/kg coal product with total moisture reduced by more than 60%,” says Peter Gunn, Director of TSI. “This lends validation to our worldwide patent-pending GEO-COAL™ technology and is a testament of our commitment towards world-class business practices and quality standards at TSI.”
Recently launched in Asia, GEO-COAL™ is an easily implementable and economical process which significantly upgrades the energy content of low rank coal while maintaining its inherently low sulphur and ash levels.
This breakthrough coal upgrading technology uses coal ‘waste’ as a source of low cost fuel for the upgrading process. Coal waste generally refers to low value fines from mining of particle size less than 3mm. These are difficult to transport and often discarded back into the pit as waste. As GEO-COAL™ injects significant value into the otherwise ‘waste’ coal, it is a cheaper and more efficient process to set up and operate compared to other coal upgrading options in the market that rely on higher-cost fuels like electricity, oils and natural gas.
The positive results of upgrading low rank coal in an eco-friendly manner, as confirmed by SGS’s performance testing, will pave the way for TSI to provide a practical solution to the current global energy shortage.
GEO-COAL™’s affordability makes it a viable energy option for emerging nations, especially those with a significant percentage of coal use in their national energy mix. Countries with large reserves of low rank coal, which previously had very little use and commercial value, are now able to tap into this huge potential and make available abundant amounts of cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy
About Total Sinergy International (TSI)
Founded in 1998, TSI owns a worldwide patent-pending and proprietary technology, GEO-COAL™. GEO-COAL™ is an easily and speedily implemented low-cost and economical process capable of upgrading the energy content of low rank coal by 50 to 100 percent.
TSI is an Indonesian-based holding company owned by Agritrade International Pte Ltd, WSJ International Sdn Bhd and PT Nusa Galih Nusantara. It aims to bring GEO-COAL™ to markets including Indonesia, China, India, Malaysia and Australia. For more information, please visit www.geo-coal.com. (sourced Business Standard)