We take nothing new out of the earth, meaning that the lifecycle GHG emissions profile of our process is lower than most other fuels. Additionally, using existing coal waste as a feedstock, the process provides an improved form of tailings management that supports the UN Environment Programme's call for action.


Over 99% pure hydrocarbon, Arq Fuel™ has a significantly lower emissions profile than traditional oil products – particularly sulphur. Its specification makes it a suitable blending component to help meet increasing regulatory demands across a range of industries, including IMO 2020 legislation.


As well as cleaning-up hazardous material, we are also concerned with the longer-term reclamation of our sites. With the coal waste removed, we help to regenerate the land for environmental purposes or community initiatives.

Environmental responsibility statement

We always ensure we consider the impact of our processes and products on our surroundings. We are committed to trying to improve wherever we can, supporting the world’s transition towards a sustainable energy future.

White Paper

In this first White Paper: ‘Microfine hydrocarbon: a novel approach to upgrading coal into higher-value oil products’, Arq outlines the process it has developed for manufacturing microfine hydrocarbon from coal and coal discard. Arq’s radical new approach for blending coal into liquid fuel oils overcomes the challenges of the past in upgrading coal waste. This is achieved at capital and operational expenditures that are orders of magnitude lower than any previous attempt. The White Paper establishes the commercial viability of Arq Fuel™, and evidences how both Arq Fuel Oil™ and Arq Marine™ meet the relevant technical specifications for entry into the stationary and marine RFO markets.

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