Clean coal technology discovered

Clean coal technology discovered

Originally submitted by Ondrej Valenta
last updated by Martin Fatun

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

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Scientists/researchers

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Energy industry in number of countries will be still to a large extent based on conventional coal energy. Despite of the fact that coal is the most pollutive fossil fuel, it is still to be the most widely used source of energy also in the near future. For that reason, advanced technologies reducing negative aspects of burning coal for electrical power is being developed. Today the clean coal technology refers to carbon capture and storage, which pumps and stores CO2 emissions underground, and to plants using an Integrated gasification combined cycle which gasifies coal to reduce CO2 emissions.