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Loesche opens a new subsidiary in Jakarta, Indonesia
By Global Cement, December 18, 2013

Loesche has opened an overseas subsidiary PT Loesche Indonesia (LND) in Jakarta. The new subsidiary will be managed by Detlef Blümke, who has been head of the company's commissioning department and deputy-director of Loesche's technical field service.

"Blümke's strong technical background and experience in developing new markets for our service activities has made him an excellent choice as managing director of PT Loesche Indonesia," said Dr Joachim Kirchmann, Loesche's joint CEO. Blümke will establish PT Loesche Indonesia in the Asian market and developing the company's presence as a new regional service hub for the Loesche Group.

Blümke took up his new role at the start of October 2013 and PT Loesche Indonesia is scheduled to be fully operational from 1 January 2014.

JGC Coal Fuel Answer to Government's Coal Upgrade Program
By ESDM, December 9, 2013

JGC Coal Fuel (JCF) is the perfect answer to the government’s coal upgrade program. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has recognized this potential and is shown Vice Minister, Susilo Siswoutomo’s visit to the pilot factory in Karawang on Saturday (7/12). This factory, able to produce an estimated 10.000 tonnes of JCF per year, is partly funded by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) under their International Cooperation Project for Verification and Demonstration of Clean Coal Technology program since 2010.

JCF is produced by upgrading coal calorie values by means of hot water treatment (HWT) and converting these low calorie coals into liquefied form, commonly known as low-rank coal (LRC) slurrification technology. This technology has been tested and proven in Japan since 1959. PT JGC Coal Fuel as the sole producer of JCF aims to offer their product at 30%-50% below the market price for heavy oil.

JCF has many industrial potential users which are mainly for downstream purposes, including industrial boilers, power plants, engine oil, and coal gasification. Similar projects have been implemented in China with satisfying results.

KEPCO in talks with PLN to jointly develop coal gasification project building in Indonesia, sources say
By Deviana Chuo and EunYoung Chough, December 6, 2013

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Indonesia state-owned electricity utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) (PLN) are in talks to jointly develop a USD 2.6 bn coal gasification project in Indonesia, a person familiar with PLN and a person familiar with KEPCO said.

PLN and KEPCO have joined in a pre-feasibility study of this project, which will be built in Bekasi, West Java, according to the person familiar with PLN. The companies are still in talks and are targeting to start by early 2014. The companies may form a joint venture (JV) company or joint operation partnership for this project. Howeer, PLN may prefer to form JV to secure this long term-partnership and percentage of ownership will be discussed further, he said.

The project will need one more strategic partner, a coal producer to supply the coal, the person familiar with PLN said. Both PLN and KEPCO are talking to the Indonesian coal producers namely Indika Energy (Indy:JKT), Bukit Asam (PTBA:JKT) and Arutmin Indonesia, but no agreement has been reached yet, he added.

KEPCO's investment will be conducted through its subsidiary KEPCO-Uhde, a joint venture (JV) between KEPCO and the Germany based- ThyssenKrupp Uhde and is likely to be the leader of the project, the person familiar with KEPCO said, confirming the investment plan. The feasibility study has finished and KEPCO is also talking with other strategic partners for this project, he said.

The coal gasification project will process the coal into synthetic gas (syngas), with about 150mmcfd per year and need about 5 m tons of 4,000 calories-coal per year, the person familiar eith PLN added.

KEPCO will provide the coal gasification technology, while PLN will act as sygas user to support its power plants’ fuel needs. PLN needs about 1,700-2,000 mmbtu of gas per year, he said.

“The project construction is targeted to start by the end of 2014 and needs four years for completion,” the person familiar with PLN added.

Pusri-Bukit Asam to Complete Feasibility Study for Coal Gasification
By Irwan Wahyudi, October 1, 2013

PALEMBANG - PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja (Pusri) Palembang and PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) will complete feasibility study of coal gasification the latest by early 2014 aiming to sustain and maintain supply stability of gas raw material for Pusri.

Pusri's President Director Musthofa said Pusri has secured agreement with Bukit Asam for coal gasification project. "Yes we have conducted Head of Agreement and now is still under feasibility study," Musthofa explained.

Musthofa added following the agreement, there will be evaluation to see whether or not it is bankable, if it is, gasification project may commence. “Coal supplies should be consistent for a minimum of next 20 years,” Musthofa said.

New Process May Put Cleaner Face on Dirty Coal
By Javier E. David, June 4, 2013

After years of being derided for hurting the environment, could new uses for coal help revive its reputation?

Energy watchers have begun touting the virtues of coal gasification, a process that converts the carbon-based fuel into a synthetic called "syngas." This can be used as an alternative for both crude and natural gas, the latter of which is quickly becoming instrumental to producing power and manufacturing chemicals.


Recently, Nomura cited coal gasification and creating liquid fuels from natural gas – a technique known as gas-to-liquid (GTL) – as a way to sate global crude oil demand. The firm tied the process to the shale revolution sweeping the U.S., saying it could eventually rival natgas and conventional crude, which could in turn help pioneer a coal resurgence. "Supply/demand and prices in the global oil market would probably see a huge impact if coal gasification and GTL were to replace oil on a large scale in China and the U.S., the world's two largest consumers of energy," Nomura said.

"We think that syngas made from coal and natural gas could replace as much as 30-40 percent of the expected increase in global crude oil demand between 2011 and 2020," the bank added.

Coal gasification has a lengthy history, yet its proponents point out that the process, which removes coal's most harmful elements before combustion, makes it easier on the environment.

Given that coal is often cited as a leading producer of carbon dioxide emissions, the move to boost its profile may reduce the stiff headwinds the fuel has faced in recent years, as fears over climate change and the shift toward alternative energy pushed coal into a sort of disrepute in some circles. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a public policy advocacy group, U.S. companies have invested about $90 billion since 1990 searching for ways to make coal a cleaner energy resource. Duke Energy is one U.S. company at the leading edge of trying to make it profitable to use coal in a cleaner way. The power company recently completed construction on a massive coal gasification plant in Indiana, only recently green-lighted after years of being mired in controversy, largely over the plant's $3.5 billion price tag.. Honeywell, Shell and General Electric are other firms currently involved in coal-based syngas production.

According to energy watchers, Duke's 618-megawatt project underscores how coal has reached a crossroads, amid a broad revival in fossil fuel production. Should the process of generating coal and gas synthetics pick up momentum, it could accomplish two feats: making coal more environmentally friendly, while putting new downward pressure on the price of crude.

Oddly enough, coal demand is on the rise almost everywhere but the United States: In a December 2012 report, the International Energy Agency cited cheap gas for the drop in demand for coal. Still, the agency said that in 2017 the fuel will come "close to surpassing oil as the world's top energy source," burning about 1.2 billion tons per year by then.

Oddly enough, coal demand is on the rise almost everywhere but the United States: In a December 2012 report, the International Energy Agency cited cheap gas for the drop in demand for coal. Still, the agency said that in 2017 the fuel will come "close to surpassing oil as the world's top energy source," burning about 1.2 billion tons per year by then.

Who should attend

Coal mining companies
Power companies
Oil & Gas companies
Fertilizers producers
Technology solutions and services Consultants
Who should sponsor

Clean coal project developers
Coal grinding, drying & upgrading technology vendors
Coal gasification technology licensors
Syngas treatment technology providers
Urea technology providers
Wastewater treatment companies
Key equipment providers
Investment and financial advisory
Who should exhibit

Coal grinding, drying & upgrading technology Materials handling and service
Coal gasification technology
Syngas treatment technology
Urea technology
Chemical processing technology
Wastewater treatment
Heat exchanger
High pressure technology
Pump and valve
Automation product
Filtration and separation solution Air separation unit
Safety service
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