What is Clean Coal Technology?

According to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fossil Energy Office, “clean coal technology” describes a new generation of energy processes that sharply reduce air emissions and other pollutants from coal-burning power plants.  Learn more about the clean coal and natural gas initiatives being pursued by the DOE which include carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies and coal gasification.

You can also visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory to learn more about the “large-scale demonstrations of clean coal technologies” that they are funding in partnership with the US Department of Energy as part of their Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). Click on “Coal 101” in the right-hand tool bar to learn more about coal and clean coal technologies in a reader friendly format.



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