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China will produce gas from coal
In China, by 2016, it is planned to commission a plant for the production of gas from coal. Production capacity at the initial stage will be 2 billion cubic meters. m of fuel annually, according to the magazine ChinaPRO.ru.
The project is implemented by the China State Electric Power Investment Corporation. In three years, the plant’s production capacity will be 6 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year. Investments for these purposes are estimated at 47,73 billion yuan ($ 7,82 billion).
Earlier it was reported that for 2014 in the Celestial Empire is planned to close 1 725 obsolete coal mines, which produce 117,48 million tons of coal. Coal mines, where fuel is illegally mined or safety measures are not observed, are put out of action.
Recall that in 2013, up to 66% of the total energy consumed in the country accounted for the use of coal. However, this leads to serious damage to the environment, in particular air pollution. Therefore, geothermal energy could help in the fight against harmful emissions into the atmosphere.