BBL: David Mohler (Duke Energy) and Shisen Xu (China Huaneng Group) on Cleaning Coal in China
April 15, 2013
China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. At the same time, Beijing is experiencing what some dub the “airpocalypse,” and China is leading the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Now, even as China builds more coal-fired power plants, it’s working to roll out technologies to burn that coal more cleanly — from anti-smog filters to systems to capture carbon dioxide and shoot it underground.
China has launched the world’s largest “clean coal” experiment. During this brown bag lunch, the top technology officers from China’s largest power company and from a U.S power company that's investing in that Chinese work will assess the state of cleaner coal-burning technology and its prospects for real-world rollout in China and around the globe.
David Mohler is vice president of emerging technology for Duke Energy. He is responsible for the development and application of technologies in support of Duke Energy’s strategic objectives.
Shisen Xu is President of the Clean Energy Research Institute at China Huaneng Group, one of China’s largest state-owned electric utilities.
Note: These speakers are coming to campus as part of The Energy Seminar's miniseries on China.