Volume 89 Issue 24 | pp. 22-23
Issue Date: June 13, 2011

Coal Evolution In China

Chemical production is highlighted at recent catalysis conference in China
Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: coal, methanol, propylene, china, catalyst

The phrase “clean coal” elicits varied responses. To some, it’s a helpful slogan to encourage the use of an abundant raw material. To others, it’s a misleading oxymoron that discounts the environmental impact of a low-efficiency fossil fuel. But as energy demand surges with returning economic growth and concerns about the safety of nuclear power continue, discussions about coal seem to be evolving toward the need to optimize its use because it cannot be dismissed . . .

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