Clean Coal Technologies Reveals Coal Dehydration Technology

Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. announced that it had received a $1.4 million rotary kiln at it’s Fort Union test facility near Gillette, Wyoming back in August of 2020. After a period of silence, they have revealed their development of a commercially viable dehydration technology to create stable, dust-free coal.

Between Clean Coal’s engineers and the University of Wyoming School of Energy Research, they are working to optimize this technology for enhanced energy efficiency of coal. Their Pristine-M technology puts low quality coal through a mild gasification process to remove moisture as well as coal’s worst pollutants. This treated coal produces a higher energy output with few harmful emissions – that means less CO2, sulfur, and mercury. The low-moisture, treated coal has a 33% increase in heating value so a coal power plant needs less coal to achieve the same goal. 

Clean Coal has alternative technology options for removing moisture and pollutants from coal, including their Pristine and Pristine-SA technologies. All three of these technologies use the rotary kiln delivered in August, which is able to automatically extract by-products from coal. This kiln heats up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing for rigorous testing and access to all valuable by-products. Clean Coal believes that with coal-fired power generation on the rise in countries such as India and China, a clean coal energy technology is vital technology.

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