Solid fuels using a combustible material coated with an organic material or plastic, the solid fuel being substantially water-resistant, and methods for the production thereof

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WATERPROOF POLYMER-COATED COMBUSTIBLE PELLETS, AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Provided herein are solid fuels including a combustible material coated with an organic material or plastic, the solid-fuel being substantially water-resistant. Also provided herein is a method for producing a water-resistant solid fuel comprising a combustible material coated with an organic material or plastic, said method including steps of: providing a solution including the organic material or plastic in a solvent; applying the solution to the combustible material; and evaporating the solvent; thereby providing the water-resistant solid fuel including the combustible material coated with the organic material or plastic. The combustible material may include, for example, plant-based material, torrified wood pellets, ground wood, or coal fines. The organic material or plastic may include, for example, styrofoam or Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).

Application number: PCT/CA2020/050470 (filed April 9, 2020)
Inventor(s): McRae, Glenn A; Mackintosh, Alexis F; Basu, Onita D; Seatter, Geoffrey.

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Key Benefits

• Good fuel source with a higher energy density than untreated pellets.
• Useful for high temperature applications such as cement production and tire rendering.
• Waterproof material can be stored outdoors for extended periods of time without crumbling.

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