13th Asphalt and Bitumen Colloquium: Pulverized lignite is a low-cost fuel for the asphalt industry

Rheinbraun Brennstoff GmbH presents innovative energy solutions at the “13th Asphalt and Bitumen Colloquium” in Slovenia

Cologne. – At the “13th Asphalt and Bitumen Colloquium” that will take place in Bled, Slovenia, on 24/25 November 2011, Rheinbraun Brennstoff GmbH (RBB) will present innovative energy concepts based on the use of pulverized lignite. RBB intends to expand international sales and acquire customers in Slovenia.

In the German asphalt industry, pulverized lignite has proven its reliability in more than 20 years of use, and today it is used in some 60 percent of all plants. The decisive advantages for the customers are long-term supply contracts that lead to a high degree of planning certainty and energy costs that are not tied to the volatile prices for petroleum products on the global market. “Not only is pulverized lignite much cheaper than fuel oil,” says Dipl.-Ing. Richard Dietze, responsible Head of Sales at RBB, “but the costs are also predictable in the long run because of the supply contracts.”

Pulverized lignite profits from price stability and high security of supply

Delivery by silo truck or railway tank wagon is cost-efficient even for long-distance transport, so that the range of customers is expanding more and more at the international level. Already, RBB is delivering pulverized lignite to plants in France, the Benelux countries, Poland and Rumania. In the future, RBB intends to add asphalt mixing plants in Slovenia to its range of customers. The required investments for the silo, dosing station and burner – some EUR 300,000 per plant – will in general amortize within about one year and will subsequently lead to significant cost savings.

RWE Power AG manufactures some 4 mill. tons of lignite products for industrial needs every year, marketed around the world by its subsidiary RBB. During the two-day event at Bled, the participants of the colloquium have the opportunity to obtain further information on the advantages of, and possible applications for, lignite as an energy carrier, as well as first-hand individual advice, at the RBB exhibition stand.

Additional information is available on the Internet at www.braunkohlenenergie.de.


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