A TALK about energy production in Wanneroo last month outlined a process that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal burning.
Space Energy Australia director Graham Hunt organised a presentation at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on September 4.
Wanneroo resident said Srinivas Bharathipudi and Anand Prakash, from partner company Chargewave, demonstrated their Coal/Bio Optimizer project to a group of seven business people.
Mr Hunt said they had spent 25 years developing a chemical powder that reduced carbon emissions by about 23 per cent and could reduce production costs by about 20 per cent. He said the project involved using about 1kg of powder for every tonne of coal, and they had developed software for it.
“The powder itself is made in India,” he said.
Mr Hunt said they were close to finalising a deal with a group of Chinese coal plants.
“The one of a group of plants chosen by China use two million tonnes of coal per year,” he said. “The local workforce will be trained to use Optimizer project (and) the results from this plant will be known within 21 days.
“Currently we are evaluating their boiler or furnace technical data so as to begin.”
Having worked on solar energy technology since the early 1990s, Mr Hunt said he joined this project about eight years ago.
A Chargewave brochure said the project was a comprehensive solution for lowering heat energy consumption per tonne of steam in boilers.