Enerji signs up miner for waste heat-to-power

07/03/2013 - 14:48

Green power utility Enerji Limited has announced a new agreement with an unnamed major Australian resources firm to install its waste heat-to-power system at an operating gold mine.

Enerji said the contract would see it take on the first stages of design and planning for the system, as well as prepare a construction contract.

Enerji’s Opcon Powerbox waste heat recovery system was first installed at Horizon Energy’s Carnarvon power station in February last year.

The company also has a number of memorandums of understanding to use the technology with a host of clients, including Poseidon Nickel and Energy Developments Limited.

Chief executive Greg Pennefather said the company was delighted to have confirmed its first mining customer today.

Mr Pennefather said Enerji’s system would save the client more than one million litres of diesel and cut thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

“The economic and environmental benefits are strong and the company considers many other mining sites would benefit from the operational expenditure reductions available in off-grid locations,” Mr Pennefather said in a statement.

The identity of the mining company was not disclosed, but Enerji said it was an ASX200 firm.

Mr Pennefather also said Enerji continued to work on a strong pipeline of potential customers on mine sites and remote townships.

He said there was also potential for further installations of the Opcon Powerbox at three more of the unnamed company’s mining operations.

At close of trade today, Enerji shares were steady at 0.6 cents. 

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