U.S. and Chinese experts perspectives on IGCC technology for Chinese electric power industry

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Although China is a very large and populous nation, and has one of the longest known histories in the world, it has only lately begun to seek its place among modern industrial nations. This move, precipitated by the government`s relatively recently adopted strategic goals of economic development, societal reform and promotion of engagement with other industrial nations, has brought to the fore the serious situation in which the Chinese electric power industry finds itself. Owing to the advanced average age of generation facilities and the technology used in them, serious expansion and modernization of this industry needs to take place, ... continued below

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Hsieh, B.C.B. & Wang Yingshi November 1, 1997.

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  • Hsieh, B.C.B. Dept. of Energy, Morgantown, WV (United States). Federal Energy Technology Center
  • Wang Yingshi Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). Inst. of Engineering Thermophysics

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Although China is a very large and populous nation, and has one of the longest known histories in the world, it has only lately begun to seek its place among modern industrial nations. This move, precipitated by the government`s relatively recently adopted strategic goals of economic development, societal reform and promotion of engagement with other industrial nations, has brought to the fore the serious situation in which the Chinese electric power industry finds itself. Owing to the advanced average age of generation facilities and the technology used in them, serious expansion and modernization of this industry needs to take place, and soon, if it is to support the rapid industrial development already taking place in China. While China does have some oil and gas, coal constitutes its largest indigenous energy supply, by far. Coal has been mined and utilized for years in China. It is used directly to provide heat for homes, businesses and in industrial applications, and used to raise steam for the generation of electricity. The presently dominant coal utilization methods are characterized by low or marginal efficiencies and an almost universal lack of pollution control equipment. Because there is so much of it, coal is destined to be China`s predominant source of thermal energy for decades to come. Realizing these things--the rapidly increasing demand for more electric power than China presently can produce, the need to raise coal utilization efficiencies, and the corresponding need to preserve the environment--the Chinese government moved to commission several official working organizations to tackle these problems.

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  • 14. annual international Pittsburgh coal conference and workshop: clean coal technology and coal utilization, Taiyuan (China), 23-27 Sep 1997

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  • Report No.: DOE/FETC/C--98/7297
  • Report No.: CONF-970931--
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 650242
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Hsieh, B.C.B. & Wang Yingshi. U.S. and Chinese experts perspectives on IGCC technology for Chinese electric power industry, article, November 1, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707371/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.