MIAMI, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the effort to decarbonize the global economy, the Anglo American Barro Alto industrial complex in Brazil will implement eCombustible Energy’s 100% carbon-free fuel and competitively priced hydrogen energy technology this year. Details of the project will be presented at the 2022 Annual Metalworkers Conference in Montreal, Quebec. August 21-24, 2022.
Daniel Brossig, Paykan Vaultand Matthew Russell of GCT Engineering Inc. will present a paper at the conference on the implementation of eCombustible technology to provide hydrogen-based fuel for thermal applications. eCombustible uses patented technology to generate a customizable hydrogen-based fuel from a process consisting of a water electrolyser followed by a magnetic reactor. This technology reduces the need to depend on fossil fuels (especially liquefied petroleum gas in Barro Alto) and significantly reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in thermal applications.
According Jorge ArevaloFounder and CEO of eCombustible, “We are committed to creating a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world and the Barro Alto project is a significant step towards this goal. This will be our third project, all under long-term contract, to come online and we are encouraged by Anglo-American interest in additional locations. We applaud them for their extraordinary vision to revolutionize their operations for the well-being of the planet.”
Article Highlights – titled Implementation of new eCombustible technology at the Anglo American Barro Alto foundry – to understand:
- The reduction in CO2 emissions through the use of eCombustible is estimated to be around 2,869 tonnes per month based on historical records. One year of these emissions reductions is approximately equivalent to the CO2 produced by burning over 34 million pounds of coal.
- Unlike conventional hydrogen burned with conventional oxygen, the unique eCombustible fuel offers flame characteristics and heat output similar to fossil fuels, allowing it to replace these fuels with minimal modifications to existing equipment .
- The eCombustible fuel in the Barro Alto industrial complex mainly generates water vapor as a by-product of its use.
- The installation of eCombustible equipment has no negative impact on the environment in the sense that it does not require any removal of vegetation, has no impact on fauna and flora and no impact on waterways , while leaving room for future expansion.
- This project is an important step in the realization of Anglo-American objective to make its ferronickel operations the first in the world to be operated with 100% renewable resources and 100% with internally reused water.
eCombustible Energy offers a long-term fuel supply solution designed to provide the world’s most fossil fuel-dependent industries with carbon-free fuel, at a competitive price and requiring little or no modification to existing customer equipment. The effectiveness of its hydrogen-based fuel, eCombustible, has been validated through independent testing and evaluation by third-party engineering companies. For more information, visit www.ecombustible.com.
About Anglo American Barro Alto Industrial Complex
Barro Alto is a nickel mine and processing plant, built at a capital cost of $1.9 billion and commissioned in 2011. It is located in the state of Goiás in Brazilabout 170 km northwest of Brasilia. At Barro Alto, ore is heated to extremely high temperatures in two 185-meter rotary kilns, a process called calcination, which removes moisture and water crystals from nickel-bearing ore to start the metallurgical process. The Barro Alto nickel deposit was discovered in the late 1960s and Anglo-American finalized its purchase of the deposit for $35 million in 2002. Mining of nickel ore at Barro Alto began in 2004, initially transporting nickel to the Codemin plant for processing prior to construction of the Barro Alto plant.
SOURCE eCombustible Energy LLC