MGX has partnered with Highbury Energy Inc. to develop a thermochemical gasification process focused on generating hydrogen gas and extracting valuable metals such as nickel, vanadium and cobalt from petroleum coke (“Petcoke”).
Petcoke samples collected from Fort McMurray and Edmonton area Delayed Coking operations yielded significant vanadium, nickel and cobalt levels.
|Upgrader Coke A||421||76.8||86.2||40.5||4.8||0.0011||<0.1|
|Refinery Coke B||458||53.4||35.9||1.3||1.3||<0.0005||<0.1|
Phase II study is currently being completed by Highbury and will include analyses of potential site locations, inclusion of pilot scale gasification, advanced metals extraction process design and initial plant design parameters.