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Clean coal technology in China : a strategy for the Netherlands

Berge, R. van den (2009) Clean coal technology in China : a strategy for the Netherlands.

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Abstract:Clean coal technologies (CCT) are technologies designed to enhance both the efficiency and the environmental impact of coal extraction, preparation and use. This report mainly focuses on clean coal technologies that are employed in the power generation and fuel-oil substitution sector. China is world’s third largest country, the second largest economy measured by purchasing power parity (after the US), the most populated country, as well as the most heavily polluted country, and the second largest energy consumer (after the US). All these elements indicate that China operates on a large scale, both in a positive and negative sense. Coal is the backbone of China’s energy system. It meets just over 60% of the country’s primary energy needs. Coal’s importance in the overall fuel mix has been growing in recent years, due to booming demand for electricity, which is almost 80% coal-generated. Since China is characterized by its striking dependence on coal, now and in the future, China is potentially the biggest market for clean coal technologies. This market is increasingly attracting international attention from countries (including The Netherlands) and organizations, some of which have already been exploring on clean coal technologies in co-operation with China for years
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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