Briquetting plant, Collie

Proposal description: 

The proposal is for a briquetting plant at Collie, Western Australia, approximately 160 km south of Perth.

The project is in two stages. Stage 1 is the construction of a plant to produce 30,000 tonnes/year (t/y) of various types of briquettes. The plant will also produce 70,000 t/y of coal char, some for use in briquette manufacture and some for sale. Stage 2 would be the upgrading of the plant to 120,000 t/y briquette production.

The briquettes would be made utilising coal from Collie and cellulosic material. It is planned that they will be sold on the domestic and international markets. The cellulosic material can be from many sources sawdust, other wood waste or agricultural waste (straw, rice husks etc).

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Last updated: 
January 18, 1988
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
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