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‘Bio-coal’ plant planned for northern BC

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‘Bio-coal’ plant planned for northern BC
Vancouver-based Global Bio-Coal Energy is working with Coast Tsimshian Resources to construct and operate a bio-coal production facility in Terrace, British Columbia.


September 20, 2010
By Global Bio-Coal Energy

Sept. 20, 2010 – Vancouver-based Global Bio-Coal
Energy Inc. is working with Coast Tsimshian Resources LP (CTR) to construct and
operate a bio-coal production facility in Terrace, British Columbia. The
facility will convert wood waste to a coal-like product for the European energy
market and has a planned production capacity of 25 tonnes/hour. A
groundbreaking ceremony is planned for September 24, 2010, at CTR’s Porier Sort
Yard in Terrace at 4 p.m. Construction is expected to begin this fall, says
John Bennett, Global Bio-Coal Energy’s chair.

To produce the bio-coal, the company will use the
Rotawave Targeted Intelligent Energy System (TIES), which is a patented,
microwave-based, closed, continuous feed process, developed and owned by the
UK-based Energy Environmental Group. TIES is used for the low-energy,
high-volume torrefaction of forest and other biomass. The closed system process
generates limited emissions.

The total production of bio-coal will amount to about
120,000 tonnes/year and is already pre-sold to an international broker. It’s
estimated that up to 500,000 cubic-metres/year of fibre will be required for
the facility.

CTR will be working with area forest tenure holders
for supply agreements, says Garry Reece, CTR’s chair of the board.

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