Integrated Gasification Combined-Cycle power plants head to Korea

IGCC power plants made by GE are going to be producing power in South Korea soon.  These are designed to gasify coal (converting it into natural gas, essentially) and run the resulting gas through a turbine to generate power.  In addition, they’re built with multiple points that absorb waste heat and convert that into power as well.

It’s claimed to be “clean” energy, and is supposed to help South Korea achieve its GHG reductions.  I am… doubtful as to how much cleaner it is, but it’s almost certainly better than burning the coal in a more old-fashioned manner.

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