Western Research Institute Login  ::  News  ::  Contact Us  ::  About WRI  ::  Events  ::  Employment  ::  Home Home
Search
E&ET Coal Upgrading Photo
Coal upgrading

WRI’s Precombustion Thermal Upgrading Process was selected for DOE support.
 
 
Bioenergy & Gasification
 
Capabilities & Expertise
 
Catalysis & Synthesis
 
Coal

 
Combustion
 
Environmental Remediation/Restoration
 
Oil Shale
 
Refinery Efficiency
 
Unconventional Fuels

Western U.S. low-rank coals contain up to 40 percent moisture.  Their high moisture content and resultant low heating value affect both boiler efficiency and transportation costs.  Upgrading enhances power plant efficiency, increases coal energy density, and reduces emissions of regulated substances, including mercury and sulfur.

WRI has a long history in coal upgrading.  We work with private clients such as Fuels Management Inc. and Headwaters Inc. to develop and demonstrate proprietary coal upgrading technologies, and we develop our own upgrading technologies with industrial partners.

Contact :
Vijay K. Sethi
Vice President
Energy Production and Generation

(307) 721-2376
vsethi@uwyo.edu
printer friendly
Copyright © 2017 Western Research Institute. All rights reserved.  Terms of use  |  Sitemap  |  888/463.6974