Environmental Clean Technologies Limited (ESI) is pleased to advise that it is in receipt of notification that its European Patent application has now been issued as a formal patent, no. 1680637., following on from the successful granting of Patent coverage for its Coldry technology in the United States and Australia. With the patent now granted, commercial deployment into key EU countries can take place with increased confidence, following commercial demonstration here in Australia.
Chief Operating Officer Ashley Moore commented, “Europe is the world’s highest lignite utilising region, with the top five lignite using countries in the EU accounting for an annual consumption of 395 million tonnes according to the European Association for Coal & Lignite. This highlights the magnitude of the EU market when compared with Australia’s 65-70 million tonnes a year usage. Our progress with the Design for Tender program, the Commercial Demonstration Plant program, and the newly announced Federal & State Government Advanced Lignite Demonstration Program dovetails nicely with EU market conditions.”
ECT is in the business of commercialising leading-edge coal and iron making technologies, which are capable of delivering financial and environmental benefits. We are focused on advancing a portfolio of technologies, which have significant market potential globally. ECT’s business plan is to pragmatically commercialise these technologies and secure sustainable, profitable income streams through licencing and other commercial mechanisms. The MATMOR process has the potential to revolutionise primary iron making. MATMOR is a simple, low cost, low emission, production technology, utilising the patented MATMOR retort, which enables the use of cheaper feedstocks to produce primary iron.