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  Clean Coal Technologies in Japan
Titel: Clean Coal Technologies in Japan
Auteur: Yoshida, Ryoichi
Verschenen in: Energy sources. Part A, Recovery utilization and environmental effects
Paginering: Jaargang 19 (1997) nr. 9 pagina's 931-943
Jaar: 1997-11-01
Inhoud: Coal provided 16·1% (116·3 million tons) of the energy for Japan in FY 1992. According to the long-term energy supply and demand outlook in Japan, prepared and revised in June 1994 by the Advisory Committee for Energy, it is estimated that coal will provide 16·4% (130 million tons) of the energy in 2000 and 15·4% (134 million tons) in 2010, and that coal demand will increase. Japan imports one-third of the amount of international coal trade and depends heavily on overseas coals. In FY 1993, Japan imported 112 million tons of overseas coals and depended on foreign countries for about 94% of coal used. Coal provides about 30% of the energy for the world. Owing to the stable supply of coal and its economic efficiency for the middle and long term, technologies for coal utilization such as clean coal conversion, including liquefaction, gasification, etc., and efficient combustion processes are being developed in Japan as the chief substitute for petroleum to reduce the excessive dependence on petroleum. Clean coal technologies being developed in Japan will spread widely throughout the world and are expected to create sustainable growth while solving energy and environmental issues.
Uitgever: Taylor & Francis
Bronbestand: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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