The use of coal and biomass for household heating and cooking is recognised to be a major threat to people’s lives across the world. A process has been developed that can transform waste ultrafine coal into a valuable low-smoke fuel which could be supplied to the domestic market at a price similar to that of coal. This fuel could help reduce the amount of localised air pollution in households and particularly in black townships.
• Mitigates effects of negative air pollution
• Earning foreign revenue, through exporting displaced coal consumption from household market
Energy sector and other natural resources industries.
TRL 4: lab demonstration.
A substantial number of patent applications have been filed and granted in relation to the energy process including production of algae.
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