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Published on December 2nd, 2008 | by Jerry James Stone

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BP to Help Commercialize Clean Energy in China



[social_buttons]BP and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have agreed to establish the Clean Energy Commercialization Center (CECC), a joint venture in Shanghai investing some $73 million to commercialize Chinese clean energy technologies.

Subject to final government approvals, the CECC venture is expected to be established by early 2009. The Center will draw on the expertise and experience of both partners to integrate the following energy technologies: coal gasification and conversion, carbon capture and storage, coal bed methane and underground gasification.

Speaking at the signing, Tony Hayward said: “Truly world class technologies are now emerging from China’s research institutions. This Center, in bringing these innovations into commercial reality has the potential to play a significant role in delivering local energy solutions to address issues that have a global impact.”

The CECC will also serve as an international platform for further collaboration among research institutes, enterprises and other institutions to improve indigenous Chinese innovation capabilities and market applications in areas such as clean coal conversion, zero emission technologies, and carbon capture and storage.

While I’m happy to see progress in the way of Chinese energy and climate issues, there is no such thing as clean coal!

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is a web developer, part-time blogger, and a full-time environmentalist. His crusade for all things eco started twenty years ago when he ditched his meat-and-potatoes upbringing for something more vegetarian-shaped. His passions include cooking, green tech, eco politics, and smart green design. And while he doesn't own a car anymore, he loves to write about those too. Jerry studied at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During his time there he was a DJ at the campus station KCPR and he also wrote for the campus paper. Jerry currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his cat Lola. You can stalk him on Twitter @jerryjamesstone.



  • http://globalpatriot.com Global Patriot

    The one thing China has consistently excelled at is bringing innovation to market. While they continue to pollute their own environment, there are signs that they will lead the way to new and cleaner methods of doing business.

  • http://globalpatriot.com Global Patriot

    The one thing China has consistently excelled at is bringing innovation to market. While they continue to pollute their own environment, there are signs that they will lead the way to new and cleaner methods of doing business.

  • Jessica

    That’s very cool. Not perfect of course. But very cool. When will clean coal go away?

  • Jessica

    That’s very cool. Not perfect of course. But very cool. When will clean coal go away?

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