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Novinda awarded mercury removal contract

World Coal,

Novinda Corporation, the provider of non-carbon mercury removal technologies, has been awarded a five-year contract by Black Hills Power Inc. The contract is to supply Amended Silicates® HgX (AS-HgX) to remove mercury from four coal-fired power generation units at the Neil Simpson complex operated by Black Hills Power in Gillette, Wyoming.

EPA standards
The Amended Silicates products have been designed specifically to address and exceed the mercury removal rates of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS). Novinda’s products have delivered sustained performance in tests at 35 power plants across the US.

AS-HgX has proven to be extremely effective, as well as cost competitive, removing mercury with two to three times the efficiency of the market’s standard mercury removal products.

The Amended Silicates platform is known for preserving the beneficial use of fly ash, having exceptional SO3 tolerance, being less corrosive to the balance of plant and operating in a broad range of operating temperatures. The product delivers robust performance across a variety of coal-fired power generation environments.

Novinda CEO, Ed Williams, commented: “We are honoured to have been selected for this long-term supply contract. The customer’s decision is a testament to AS-HgX’s exceptional performance and cost effectiveness, as well as the dependability of the Novinda organisation”.

Black Hills Corporation VP, Mark Lux, commented: “Black Hills continuously makes responsible investments in technology to help us comply with state and federal environmental policies. Amended Silicates has proven to be a consistent performer in achieving our mercury removal objectives and Novinda’s technology delivers the desired results with less than half the material required by alternative products, minimising the emissions control costs for our customers”.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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