COAL- Clean Coal Technologies (CCT)



Office Of Clean Coal and Carbon Management
DOE’s Fossil Energy R&D advances transformative science and innovative technologies that enable the reliable, efficient, affordable, and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels. Fossil energy sources constitute over 80% of the country’s total energy use, and are important to the nation’s security, economic prosperity, and growth. The R&D is focused on developing…learn more>>


What Is Clean Coal Technology (CCT)?-
Clean coal technologies are several generations of technological advances that have led to more efficient combustion of coal with reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide….The clean coal technology program has resulted in more than 20 new, lower cost, more efficient and environmentally compatible technologies for electric utilities, steel mills, cement plants and other industries. Read more>>  

Energy And Environmental Benefits Of CCT Today- …Examples of technologies that are deployed today and continue to be improved upon include:
Fluidized-bed combustion
Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC)
Flue Gas Desulfurization
Low Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Burners
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)


CCS Technologies Under Development Include:

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DOE’s clean coal R&D is focused on developing and demonstrating advanced power generation and carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies for existing facilities and new fossil-fueled power plants by increasing overall system efficiencies and reducing capital costs. In the near-term, advanced technologies that…Read the entire article>>

– Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Research
Carbon Capture
Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon Storage/Sequestration

– Advanced Energy Systems
Hydrogen Turbines
Gasification Technologies
Advanced Combustion
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Hydrogen from Coal
Coal to Liquids

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Major Demonstrations
Clean Coal Power Initiative
FutureGen 2.0
Industrial Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage


world-nuclear.orgCapture & separation of CO2

The most promising “clean coal” technology involves using the coal to make hydrogen from water, then burying the resultant carbon dioxide by-product and burning the hydrogen…Read more>>
Storage & sequestration of carbon dioxide
Gasification processes


COAL- CCT be clean? NGeographic

By Michelle Nijhuis,    Photograph by Robb Kendrick

Environmentalists say that clean coal is a myth. Of course it is: Just look at West Virginia, where whole Appalachian peaks have been knocked into valleys to get at the coal underneath and streams run orange with acidic water. Or look at downtown Beijing, where the air these days is often thicker than in an airport smoking lounge. Air pollution in China, much of it from burning coal, is blamed for more than a million premature deaths a year. That’s on top of the thousands who die in mining accidents, in China and elsewhere.

These problems aren’t new. In the late 17th century,…

…China, meanwhile, has begun regional experiments with a more market-friendly approach—one that was pioneered in the U.S. In the 1990s the EPA used the Clean Air Act to impose a cap on total emissions of sulfur dioxide from power plants, allocating tradable pollution permits to individual polluters. At the time, the power industry predicted disastrous economic consequences. Instead the scheme produced innovative, progressively cheaper technologies and significantly cleaner air. Rubin says that carbon-capture systems are at much the same stage that sulfur dioxide systems were in the 1980s. Once emissions limits create a market for them, their cost too could fall dramatically.

If that happens, coal still wouldn’t be clean—but it would be much cleaner than it is today. And the planet would be cooler than it will be if we keep burning coal the dirty old way. Please read the entire story>>