EmberClear Applauds GreenGen’s Successful Start-up of China’s First Near-Zero Emissions Coal-Based Power Plant
HCERI’s Exclusive North American & Eastern European Partner ‘Very Excited’
CALGARY, April 23, 2012 /CNW/ - EmberClear Corp. (TSXV: EMB) (“EmberClear” or the “Company”) today publicly recognized the efforts of the GreenGen Power Company for its successful startup this week of GreenGen – China’s first near-zero emissions coal-based power plant that uses Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute’s (“HCERI”) gasification technology.
On April 17th, the GreenGen team successfully operated the gasifier at the Tianjin Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant. Fed with coal, the gasification operation was stable for 18 hours, reaching 60 percent of the rated capacity and 2.2MPa reaction pressure. The test was a thorough review of the gasification facility, with more than 6,000 test points being evaluated.
“As HCERI’s exclusive partner, we are very excited about the successful startup at GreenGen this week,” EmberClear CEO Albert Lin said. “We congratulate the GreenGen team for their success on starting the world’s most efficient coal gasifier. This will allow large – and growing – coal dependent power companies around the globe to examine a working plant with this innovative technology. The significant investments over the years by the world’s largest power company now appears ready to bring the tangible benefits of low-emissions, affordable power to many parts of the world. We look forward to GreenGen being fully operational, which we expect to be right around the corner.”
GreenGen and EmberClear are featured in a PBS documentary – “Powering the Planet” – this episode began airing in certain markets on Sunday, April 22nd. Visit earththeoperatorsmanual.com to watch clips, see local airtimes or view it online.
EmberClear is an advanced energy development company focused on low emission energy projects around the world. EmberClear aims to accelerate the adoption of technologies enabling dramatic improvements in the efficiency and cleanliness of fossil fuel consumption. This objective is partially enabled through a license to thermal chemistry technologies developed, over the last two decades, by the Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute (HCERI), a subsidiary of the world’s largest power company Huaneng Power Group of China. EmberClear also holds surface and mineral rights in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. This property lies in the Southern Anthracite coalfield of eastern Pennsylvania, USA and is a small portion of the Valley and Ridge physiographic province of the Appalachian Highlands. EmberClear’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “EMB”.
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About Huaneng Clean Technology Energy Research Institute
The world-renowned Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute (HCERI) has developed patented gasification technology being used in gasification facilities in China with large projects under construction in Inner Mongolia andTianjin, China. It is affiliated with Huaneng Power Group (NYSE: HNP), the largest power utility in China.
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