Mine mouth power generation system based on upgraded brown coal (UBC.)

Takeo Kashiwagi, Hiromichi Ishino, Takashi Takagi, Ken Hirose

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Lignite (brown coal) is being used only for mine-mouth power generation. The high moisture content in brown coal causes its power-generating efficiency to be considerably lower than that achieved by bituminous coal. Kobe Steel has developed a process for upgrading brown coal by applying a unique slurry dewatering technology. A study has been conducted using the upgraded brown coal (UBC? ) made from Indian lignite to verify its applicability in improving the efficiency of mine-mouth power generation. As a result, it has been confirmed that UBC-based power generation is superior to the existing lignite-based power generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalR and D: Research and Development Kobe Steel Engineering Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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