Case study

Nakoso IGCC power plant, Japan

Testuji Asano,    Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd., Iwaki-shi, Fukushima-ken, Japan


Clean Coal Power R&D Company was established to execute an air-blown integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) demonstration test in June 2001. The project started with a 30% subsidy from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and 70% funding from nine Japanese utility companies, the Electric Power Development Company, and the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry. After the company was established in June 2001, the first 3 years were spent conducting an environmental impact assessment and the design of the demonstration plant, and the next 3 years were spent on construction. The ...

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