Full-Scale Trial of Birch Mountain’s Reagent Limestone
CALGARY, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. (“Birch Mountain” or the “Company”) (BMD: TSX and AMEX) announces that it has received an order from a major oil sands producer to conduct a 4-month, full-scale trial of Birch Mountain’s reagent limestone for treating air emissions from a coke-fired power plant. Throughout the trial period, which begins immediately, Birch Mountain will supply the reagent limestone requirements for this facility.
“The primary use for our reagent limestone is to purify air emissions when fuels that contain sulphur are burned,” explains Hugh Abercrombie, Vice President Business Development. In the air emissions purification process, sulphur in the combustion gases reacts with the limestone to produce gypsum, a naturally occurring environmentally benign mineral. Birch Mountain’s proposed Hammerstone Project will include a facility to permanently store this gypsum. “Our customers are excited with the opportunity to return the gypsum to us and we are pleased that they are recognizing the advantages of our full life-cycle approach to by-product management,” adds Hugh.
Birch Mountain sold limited quantities of reagent limestone beginning late in 2007. The full-scale trial is the next step in demonstrating to our customers the superior quality of our reagent products. Based on inquiries from oil sands proponents, Birch Mountain believes that reagent limestone, along with quicklime and hydrated lime, will become increasingly important to the oil sands industry for air emissions purification. In addition, quicklime and hydrated lime are used by the power and oil sands industries to purify water for steam generation.
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