Carbon Energy Limited (ASX:CNX) Announce Successful Initiation Of Underground Coal Gasification Panel 2
Sydney, Mar 28, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Carbon Energy Limited (ASX:CNX) (PINK:CNXAF) is pleased to advise that it has successfully initiated syngas production from its Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Panel 2 at the Company's Bloodwood Creek facility, located in the Surat Basin, south east Queensland.
Andrew Dash, Managing Director of Carbon Energy said, "Commissioning for the start of the panel commenced on Monday 21st with the first gas being produced late Friday 25th. This is a fantastic achievement by our operational staff members on site, who have worked long hours over the past few weeks to complete our water monitoring wells and commence commissioning activities."
Mr Dash commented further, "This is a particularly exciting time for the Company's Queensland project. Once the panel is fully commissioned the syngas produced will enable us to start the commissioning process for the gas engines at our 5MW Power Station."
Gas is currently being produced to the vertical initiation well as planned. Activities will now continue to commission the horizontal production well and main flare. Gas production will then be ramped-up to produce consistent gas quality and flow. These activities are anticipated to be complete within the next 4 weeks, at which time syngas can then be introduced to the Company's 5 MW power station to commence testing and commissioning of the gas engines.
This will enable Carbon Energy to undertake its first steps towards generating electricity from UCG syngas, which will be the first Power Generation facility of its type in Australia and an important milestone for Carbon Energy and the quest to produce cleaner energy from coal.
Further project updates will be provided over the coming months as key milestones are achieved.
About Carbon Energy Limited
Carbon Energy (ASX:CNX) (OTCMKTS:CNXAY) is building a gas business, utilising its unique keyseam technology.
The Company is committed to providing industrial gas users with an affordable and secure source of high quality feedstock, as gas prices remain strong, through increased demand across our key markets.
Carbon Energy is the only company to complete a full-lifecycle, commercial scalable underground gasification trial. The Company's keyseam technology has successfully accomplished all the recommendations outlined by the Queensland government's Independent Scientific Panel (ISP) which included intense, independent environmental scrutiny.