Matmor comprises two distinct operational components:
- The front end, or pelletisation stage, uses the Coldry process to combine low-rank coal with iron oxide bearing media and dewater the coal
- The Matmor Retort, a unique vertical shaft furnace that reduces the iron oxide to metal
|Country||Patent No / Patent Application No||Status|
|China (incl. Hong Kong)||ZL200480031850.2||Granted|
|India||PCT/AU2004/001319 or 1576/DELNP/2006||Granted|
This additional protection is due to Coldry’s role as the front-end pelletisation process. Alternative low-rank coal drying processes are neither technically suitable nor economically viable as a feedstock production solution for the Matmor Retort.
In jurisdictions without Coldry patent coverage, the Company intends to protect the Matmor IP via appropriate confidentiality and trade secret agreements.