About The Project
NEI’s project involves the advanced development and construction of an industrial oil shale processing plant in southern Israel for the production of oil, electricity, fine chemicals & ash products.
- NEI holds an oil shale license ( 2,961,000 m2 ), where the oil shale is overlying a phosphate deposit.
- The industrial facility will be erected nearby in Mishor Rotem industrial zone.
- The oil shale will be mixed with non-biodegradable municipal waste (plastic waste) for the enrichment of oil production and as an environmental solution for landfilling of non-biodegradable municipal waste
- The plants are based on Solid Heat Carrier (SHC) technology that has demonstrated proven efficiency in Estonia to extract oil shale and produce shale oil for over thirty years.
- By-products such as Electricity, Fine Chemicals and Ash improve the economic benefits of the project.
- The project will have an attractive low break-even point, allowing the project to operate at current depressed oil prices.
- The process is based on ex-situ technology and operates in a closed and controlled system to minimize environmental impact.
- The Shale oil production by NEI Ltd. is based on the SHC retort technology developed during the last century.
- This technology reached its maturity and is practiced commercially in Estonia for many years.
- The technology is characterized by utilizing all particles spectrum without leaving unused mined oil shale.
- All heat needed to dry the feed , retort the oil shale and generate electricity will be done by efficient heat recovery system using the residual carbon and retorted gas left after the retort process.
- The oil shale feed is heated up by mixing it with hot ash till it reaches the optimal retorting temperature.
- The shale oil vapors mixed with retort gas are cooled down in a cooling system were the shale oil is condensed and separated as final product and the retort gas is sent back to the heat recovery system.
- The heat recovery system operates under moderate and controlled conditions to avoid ecological implications.