Unraveling coal liquefaction


With the local demand for petroleum products currently standing at 1.2 billion litres per annum, the newly established Botswana Oil is musing on setting up a scalable plant that will produce enough petroleum products through the conversion of coal into liquid fuels, also known as coal liquefaction. BusinessWeek Correspondent ISAAC PINIELO talks to the company CEO Willie Mokgatle to find out more about the project.

BusinessWeek: You recently indicated plans to start the conversion of coal into liquid fuels. When will this project commence?

Mokgatle: The project is still at conception stage. A business case of the project is yet to be developed, therefore it is still too early for us to be talking specifics. Following a pre-feasibility study, we will initiate media contact to brief the public on the way forward.

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