Arq recycles and transforms coal waste into an entirely new source of high-value energy.

Making the world’s resources go further

Arq is using cutting-edge technology and scientific rigour to shake up the energy market. Our patented process unbinds microfine hydrocarbon particles from coal waste, by breaking it down into its elemental parts.

We strive to produce the lowest cost energy products – without compromising on performance – while cleaning up a serious environmental liability in the process.

Our solution is radically different from previous attempts to convert coal into liquid fuels, providing a simpler, economically viable alternative.


Tackling a global problem

Our process supports the recommendations set out by the UN Environment Programme, cleaning up a serious environmental liability by reclaiming and regenerating coal refuse sites.
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Hafnia and Arq form a technical partnership to adopt a novel waste-derived marine fuel

October 29, 2020

Arq Fuel™ will support Hafnia in meeting IMO 2020 targets, improving their environmental footprint and reducing fuel costs

New research confirms Arq’s potential to improve the environmental footprint of RFO

August 10, 2020

Environmental analysis indicates that, barrel for barrel, Arq Fuel™ has the potential to reduce environmental impacts by over 40% when compared with RFO

University of North Dakota successfully complete their combustion evaluation of Arq Fuel™ blends in RFO

February 26, 2020

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) University of North Dakota, energy technology company Arq has spent recent months testing Arq’s new, microfine 99% pure hydrocarbon fuel, to compare its performance and associated emissions against standard RFO.


coal discard sites in the United States.

1 billion

tonnes of coal discard produced worldwide every year.

120 billion

'barrels of oil' currently lie unused.


pure hydrocarbon unlocked though our technology.

$2 trillion

is the combined global market for oil and coal.