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Strategic Study of Chinese Academy of Engineering >> 2020, Volume 22, Issue 3 doi: 10.15302/J-SSCAE-2020.03.021

Development Trend and Strategic Countermeasures of Clean Coal Technology in China Toward 2035

1. School of Management, China University of Mining & Technology-Beijing, Beijing 100083, China;

2. State Key Laboratory of Coal Resources and Safe Mining, China University of Mining & Technology-Beijing, Beijing 100083, China

Received:2019-05-16 Revised:2019-06-05 Available online:2020-05-28

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China’s energy structure has long been dominated by coal. To achieve clean, high-efficiency utilization of coal in the country, it’s urgent to develop clean coal technologies (CCTs). After defining the concept of CCT, this paper identifies the advanced characteristics of CCT and predicts key cutting-edge technologies for 2035. By reviewing the development of major cutting-edge technologies in China and abroad, we give the strategic goal and path of China’s CCT development and corresponding policy suggestion. China has achieved a global leading position in technology research and development, equipment manufacturing, and demonstration project of advanced power generation technologies such as 700 ℃ ultra-supercritical technology, integrated gasification combined cycle/integrated gasification fuel cell combined cycle (IGCC/IGFC), and other technologies in coal deep processing industry. It has international competitiveness and advantages of research and development. However, there are still many problems in terms of independent innovation capability, scientific research mechanism and talent cultivation, and balanced development between regions and enterprises. It is necessary to plan for the long-term development of coal energy, deploy the development of modern coal chemical industry scientifically, actively deploy disruptive technology research and development and its engineering demonstration, and comprehensively improve CCT research and development and its industrial environment.


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