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MEI Online: Environmental Issues: Latest News: March 27th 2002

:: US DoE Unveils Clean-Coal Budget  

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to spend over US$2 billion on a ten-year-long clean-coal and carbon sequestration programme.

The Clean Coal Power Initiative will supercede the Clean Coal Technology programme. The DoE has given interested parties until August 1,2002 to submit proposals for projects that demonstrate or accelerate the commercial deployment of any technological advancement that "results in efficiency, environmental and economic improvement compared to (sic) currently available state-of-the-art alternatives". Winning projects will be selected in January 2003 and these will be able to gain access to US$300-400 million of matching federal funds.

Amongst the technologies that are expected to be proposed are those to reduce mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and partieulate matter from existing and future power stations. Technologies that permit better management and control of carbon emissions will also be encouraged. The DoE will also consider projects that can convert coal to combustible gases and other fuels.



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