The Diffusion of Clean Coal Combustion Technologies for Power Plants in China

Daniel Vallentin & Liguang Liu

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


China’s energy structure is characterized by a striking dominance of coal. This situation is not expected to change in a foreseeable future and causes serious environmental problems. A high percentage of polluting emissions discharged in China are caused by the direct combustion of coal and its inefficient utilization. At present, 78% of China’s electricity is coal-based, being produced at low thermal efficiencies. Therefore, the popularization of clean coal technologies is highly important for a sustainable energy development in China. The presented paper focuses on the diffusion of clean coal combustion technologies for power plants. Taking both technical aspects and non-technical factors, such as institutions and actors in consideration, it investigates which obstacles are currently inhibiting the wide deployment of advanced coal combustion technologies in China. Based on that analysis, the report offers a comprehensive set of integrated short-term and long-term policy recommendations.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2005
VejledereBent Søndergård


  • diffusion
  • efficiency
  • combustion
  • China
  • emissions
  • CCCT