‘Morupule coal suitable for coal to liquids project’

Morupule coal mine
Morupule coal mine

Technical findings have pointed out that Morupule Coal Mine’s (MCM) coal is most compatible for combustion in the turning of coal to fuel, BusinessMonitor has learnt.

The findings followed a studied on the viability of Botswana Oil Limited’s coal to liquids (CTL) project, which has been called to question especially the quality of coal in the country. A senior official at Botswana Oil, Gamu Mpofu revealed recently to a team of local technology experts and investors that Botswana sits at over 200 billion tonnes of coal resources which provides abundant resource supply for the ambitious CTL project. He added that Botswana currently has three coal beds, one being over MCM area, then Mabasekwa and Mmamabula. From the three, Mpofu noted Morupule’s coal has been found to be the most technically suitable for the project

. “We assessed the coal from the three beds of coal in the country and we found that Morupule’s coal is the best because of its low ash content,” he told a seminar on coal-to liquids technologies. “The low ash content allows for faster combustion and turning of coal to petroleum.”

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