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Engineering    2016, Vol. 2 Issue (4) : 447 -459     DOI: 10.1016/J.ENG.2016.04.015
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Clean Coal Technologies in China: Current Status and Future Perspectives
Shiyan Chang1,Jiankun Zhuo2,Shuo Meng1,Shiyue Qin1,2,Qiang Yao1,2()
1. Laboratory of Low Carbon Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2. Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Coal is the dominant primary energy source in China and the major source of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. To facilitate the use of coal in an environmentally satisfactory and economically viable way, clean coal technologies (CCTs) are necessary. This paper presents a review of recent research and development of four kinds of CCTs: coal power generation; coal conversion; pollution control; and carbon capture, utilization, and storage. It also outlines future perspectives on directions for technology research and development (R&D). This review shows that China has made remarkable progress in the R&D of CCTs, and that a number of CCTs have now entered into the commercialization stage.

Keywords Clean coal technologies      Power generation      Coal conversion      Pollution control      Carbon capture, utilization, and storage     
Corresponding Authors: Qiang Yao   
Just Accepted Date: 23 December 2016   Online First Date: 27 December 2016    Issue Date: 28 December 2016
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