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We are experts in solid fuels. At GME, we specialise in the distribution of solid fuels to meet the energy needs of our customers in the industrial sector.

PETCOKE

Also know as petroleum cokepetcoke is produced through the refining of petroleum and contains a high proportion of carbon. It is a form of solid carbon produced by means of heat decomposition and polymerization of heavy liquid hydrocarbons derived from the refining of crude. There are many commercial varieties of petcoke with different physical and chemical characteristics being used in different industrial applications, depending on the method of industrial production used to obtain it. The most common production methods used are:

Green delayed coking

a method of cracking in which the carbonization reactions involve dehydrogenization, restructuring and polymerization. The working temperature fluctuates between 480ºC and 500ºC and a complete production cycle takes at least 16 hours.

Fluid coking

is a continuous process of pulverization at high temperatures on a fluid surface in which the coke particles are maintained at a pressure of between 20-40 psi and 500ºC. These feed vapors are subjected to heat cracking while they are being deposited, forming a liquid film on reheated coke particles, finally becoming nucleant agents. Thus, the particles grow in layers until they can finally be removed. Finally, another layer of nucleant coke particles is added to the system.

COMPOSITION
Moisture 10%
Ash 0.8% max.
Volatiles 8/14%
Sulfur 2a7%
Fixed carbon 80%
Pcs kcal/kg 7800
Hgi 30-90
SIZE INDUSTRY
0x10mm Lime, ceramics ,cement, chemical, suger, metal, paper, alloys, themal, furnace and calcined (clay,magnesite,limestone), asphalt/isolators

MICRONIZED PETROLEUM COKE (PETCOKE)

Micronized petcoke is an evolved version of petroleum coke. Thanks to the micronization system, a process developed by our organisation more than 10 years ago, the coke is provided with the optimal properties for use.

Broadly speaking, the process consists of drying and grinding the coke down to a size of 90 to 500 microns. This improves the fuel’s properties, allowing for better combustion in the furnace and reducing unburned coke.

These properties mainly revolve around homogenising the product in size and moisture content and increasing its calorific value, thus allowing for greater stability in the combustion processes for which it is used.

In addition, its form provides benefits over liquid or gas fuels in terms of supply and storage.

COMPOSITION
Moisture < 0.5%
Ash 0.8% max.
Volatiles 14%
Sulfur 2a7%
Fixed carbon 88%
Pcs kcal/kg 8400
SIZE INDUSTRY
90% less than 100 microns Lime, ceramics, cement, chemical products, sugar, metal, paper, alloys, thermal, furnaces and calciners (clay, magnesite, limestone), asphalt/isolators.

THERMAL COAL

Due to its content in volatiles, thermal coal burns consistently and is therefore mainly used in industries and furnaces that require stable combustion.

We also distribute other types of coal:

  1. Washed coal with low ash content:
    2% maximum.
  2. Coal with low Al content:
    1% maximum.
COMPOSITION
Moisture 7-14%
Ash 2-15%
Volatiles 22-37%
Sulfur 0.3-1%
SIZE
0x6 mm
6×10 mm
10×25 mm
25×45 mm
> 45 mm

ANTHRACITE

This mineral is extracted directly from the mines and contains a high proportion of carbon, low volatility and low sulfur content, which give it excellent properties for use in reduction processes or as a source of energy.

Depending on the origin of the mining basin, there are three types of anthracite:

Low volatiles content

This type of anthracite is especially suitable for carbon/reduction contribution, such as steel, metal and chemicals

Medium volatile content

Particularly indicated for domestic use, both for its ash content and its higher volatile level, although it can be used in industry.

High content of volatile

Particularly indicated for domestic use.

COMPOSITION
Moisture 10%
Ash 2-10%
Volatiles 2-3%
Sulfur 1% max
Fixed carbon 88%
Pcs kcal/kg 7000
COMPOSITION
Moisture 8%
Ash 5-10%
Volatiles 5-6%
Sulfur 1% max
Fixed carbon 84%
Pcs kcal/kg 7400
COMPOSITION
Moisture 8%
Ash 12% max.
Volatiles 8-9%
Sulfur 0,50% max
Fixed carbon 82% min.
Pcs kcal/kg 7300 min.

SIZE INDUSTRY
0x10mm Ferroalloys, steel, metal, lime kiln, castings, household, sugar, chemical.

SPARKLING

This type of solid fuel is designed especially for use in the steel sector as a contributor of fixed carbon, slag foaming agents and to fight dross.

Slag Foaming Agents are designed to be used in the steel sector as contributors of fixed carbons, foaming and antidross agents.

Anthracite

On the basis of anthracites with a low volatile content and high carbon content, we undertake a process of drying, micronizing and screening for supply to the steel industry.

This material is special for its low humidity content and high fixed carbon content.

SIZE
de 0 a 1 mm
de 1 a 3 mm
> 3 mm

Calcined petcoke

The process of calcined petcoke yields a product with a very high fixed carbon content (99%) and with exceptionally low levels of sulfur, volatiles and nitrogen.

This product is especially indicated for special steels that require high contributions of carbon during the production process.

Currently, we present this product in the following sizes:

SIZE
de 0 a 1 mm
de 1 a 3 mm

METCOKE

The metcoke is produced in coking furnaces and its main purpose is combustion in reduction processes. The main composition of metcoke is as follows: fixed carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, ash and volatile material. Its final composition depends on the duration of the distilling process and the composition of the coking coal used.

COMPOSITION
Moisture 10%
Ash 12% max.
Volatiles 1,5%
Sulfur < 1%
Fixed carbon 80% min.
Pcs kcal/kg 7800 min.
Hgi 30-90
SIZE INDUSTRY
0x10 mm Iron foundires, meta, steel, chemicals, lead foundries, ferro-alloys, production of stone wool and other insulation materials.
10×25 mm
30×90 mm
40×60 mm
90×250 mm

BIOMASS

In the field of renewable energies, we have developed a wide range of plant-based products. We work tirelessly to develop new products that meet our customers’ needs and are environmentally friendly. We currently distribute:

Almond shell

Its biomass is obtained in almond shelling machines through physical separation of the almond shell.

SIZE
0-5mm

COMPOSITION
Moisture 6-15%
Ash 0.5-2%
Volatiles 70-85%

Olive stone

Obtained in the separation from the olive pulp through water washing of the olive stone in oil mills after the first extraction.

SIZE
0-5mm

COMPOSITION
Moisture 17-25%
Ash 0.5-2.5%
Volatiles 60-83%
Fixed carbon 17.92%
Pcs kcal/kg 3.900

Dry olive stone

Obtained in the separation from the olive pulp through water washing of the olive stone in oil mills after the first extraction.

SIZE
0-5mm

COMPOSITION
Moisture 6-15%
Ash 0.5-2.5%
Volatiles 70-80%
Fixed carbon < 30%
Pcs kcal/kg 4.050

Extracted pomace

Obtained from the second extraction of oil from the olive.

SIZE
0-5mm

COMPOSITION
Moisture 9-20%
Ash 5-10%
Volatiles 47-80%
Fixed carbon < 40%
Oil Content < 3%
Pcs kcal/kg 3.850

Extracted pomace pellets

Obtained from the root of extracted pomace following granulation.

SIZE
0-5mm

COMPOSITION
Moisture 10-20%
Ash 6-11%
Volatiles 47-80%
Fixed carbon < 40%
Oil Content < 3%
Pcs kcal/kg 4.000

Pellets of extracted pomace pulp

Obtained from the root of extracted pomace following granulation.

SIZE
0-5mm

COMPOSITION
Moisture 10-20%
Ash 6-11%
Volatiles 47-80%
Fixed carbon < 40%
Oil Content < 3%
Pcs kcal/kg 3.800

We offer products serving a twofold purpose: Meeting our customers’ needs and ensuring environmental sustainability. We also offer other varieties of biomass:

Wood chips

Chips from different varieties of ligneous trees.

Pine skin

Pine cone after separation from the pine nut.

Grape seed flour

Grape seed ground after extraction of oil.

Pressed olive pitless pomace.

Pomace pressed after separating the kernel from the flesh

Wood pellets for domestic heating use

High-quality sawdust pellets for domestic use.

High-quality wood pellets for industrial use.

High-quality sawdust pellets for industrial use.