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GE and Shenhua open cleaner-coal-technology JV in China  

By Gerald Ondrey |

GE (Atlanta, Ga.; www.ge.com) announced today the opening of GE Shenhua Gasification Technology Co., a 50-50 joint venture (JV) with Shenhua Group to advance the development and deployment of “cleaner coal” technology solutions in China. The new company combines GE’s expertise in industrial gasification technologies with Shenhua’s expertise in coal gasification and coal-fired power generation. The JV will sell industrial gasification technology licenses in China, conduct research and development to improve cost and performance of commercial-scale gasification and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) solutions and work to advance to distribution of commercial-scale IGCC. Gasification is a technology that converts coal into a synthesis gas (or syngas) that can then be used to produce chemicals or other products. Gasification technology has become a critical tool in the expansion of the Chinese economy, allowing a wide variety of industrial products and fuels to be created from low-cost abundant coal resources. With more than 50 licensed facilities in China, GE’s gasification technology is one of the most widely deployed in the industry. Shenhua is one of the world’s largest coal and energy…
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