Originally Posted by OTCguru
Is there any evidence that one of these machines has been designed? Is there a working prototype of one? I figure one of you would know and be able to point me in the right direction (with a link preferably). Or is this machine a figment of someone's imagination that has been discussed in a filing or on a conference call?
A machine large enough and complex enough to process 1000 tons (2.2 million pounds) of coal per hour must be a miracle of modern engineering. I'd like to at least see a pic or artist's rendering of one of these beauties.
OTC.....there are many older so called clean coal sites that produce or have produced 1000 tons an hour. The problem is feeding this hungry monster and the footprint needed to do so.
The video on the Geotec website which is the same one on my youtube link was the first machine set up during the feasibility study early last year. That machine ran approximately 140 tons an hour. Keep in mind that the 140 tons an hour input of “WASTE COAL
” may result in the site recovering only 40%+ - of coal, but also separating out the topsoil which can be sold.
A perhaps better question would be…….since obviously the system can not produce more than what is pumped in to it and that they should not build a system that produces more product than they can hauled down the road. Where would Geotec put such a massive system?
And where would there be a big enough foot print to feed a system like this?
It certainly wouldn’t be at a waste coal site unless you had a huge footprint and many workers feeding the system. Generally you couldn’t feed that much feed stock in to the system due to the working area…….that is why at waste coal sites they will use much smaller machine most of the time……you can NOT get more out than you put in……….. Now, if you had a large enough foot print or working area, the flow rates can be adjusted by using multiple systems in parallel to alleviate this problem.
Geotec cleans coal………NOT just waste coal sites……….many coal companies have stock piles of dirty coal……..the Geotec system if plugged into an existing coal pile where conveyors of coal continuously feed the system, the end product would be ultra clean thus creating a much higher value and may be tax credit qualified.
IMO we will see many uses and designed sizes from waste coal cleaning and land remediation to coal already run through the normal systems that prior to this treatment was ready for sale. Waste coal sites may only get a 30% to 50% recovery but coal treated at the stock piled sites would of course be closer to the 100% number.
I am happy for you guys that are invested in CCTC and have made some quick bucks! I have never said CCTC’s technology doesn’t work but have questioned the profits potential of heating up coal to 2000 or more degrees for 15 minutes sure seems to limit the output and profits being eaten up by the cost to heat the coal. Geotec and CCTC are approaching the clean coal problem in two totally different ways. CCTC’s approach is an old way using a new method…..heating up coal to take out some of the impurities. Geotec is a new way now patent pending using chemistry to clean coal and has independent test results and have already gone through the feasibility studies proving it can be commercialized on a large scale.
Best of luck to both companies…….perhaps there is a place for all new ideas!