Published on December 2nd, 2008 | by Jerry James Stone4
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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