Coal beneficiation

From Global Energy Monitor

Coal beneficiation is a term for technologies that upgrade lower quality coals, such as brown coal or lignite, to higher quality. Generally, these technolgies lower the moisture quantity of the coal. Beneficiation improves the performance of coal combustion or coal conversion facilities. It also allows long-distance transport or export of coal that would otherwise be uneconomical to transport.[1]



  1. "South Heart gasification project embraces new coal beneficiation technology," Great Northern Power Development and GTL Energy press release, April 3, 2008

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