This report focuses on the learnings from the plant trials, where blends of coal with up to 30% biochar were elevated, dried, ground and injected into the Blast Furnace with minimal effect on either the Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) Plant or Blast Furnace operation. The results provided here are preliminary, with a more detailed analysis to be provided in the next couple of months
We have recently completed the plant trials which consisted of up to 30% biochar addition to the coal that is pulverised, pneumatically conveyed and injected into the Blast Furnace.
The trials were completed during February and March 2023. Lessons around biochar supply chain and characteristics are included in Lessons Learnt#1 and Lessons Learnt#2 reports.