The the GTL Energy technology has the following desirable attributes:

  • Robust process transforms the physical properties of the low rank coal using reliable, modified, commercially available equipment
  • Flexible system, which can include washing, is responsive to feed variations and enables production of a customized product
  • Low temperature drying avoids emission of noxious compounds
  • Amenable to recovery of the moisture removed, which is shown to be non-toxic and will reduce the overall fresh water needs of energy conversion plants
  • Accepts coal feed of any size, ensuring full utilization of the mined resource
  • Briquette product is stable without any chemical binder.  It has very low pyrophoric tendencies.  No special precautions are required for handling, transportation or storage
  • Briquette product has superior strength for transport or under extreme thermal stress (such as in a gasifier)