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GE and Penrice Soda to Build Brine Pilot Plant

8:42 AM MDT | October 28, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

GE and Penrice Soda Holdings (Osborne, Australia) have reached an agreement with coal-seam gas producer QGC (Brisbane, Australia) to design, build, and operate a brine pilot plant (BPP) at Penrice’s chemical works at Osborne. The GE-Penrice BPP project forms part of a wider initiative by the Australian coal-seam gas industry to investigate the technical and commercial viability of making products such as table salt and soda ash from brine generated as a byproduct of coal-seam gas water treatment. The plant is expected to be onstream in early 2012.The BPP...

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