Thursday, 13 July 2017 08:33

Japan takes “more measured approach” to IGCC deployment

Bird’s eye view of Osaki CoolGen IGCC Bird’s eye view of Osaki CoolGen IGCC

Suspension of the ambitious Kemper integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) has amplified concerns over the prospects of this technology, but IEA chief economist Lazlo Varro points out that “more promising developments of projects using IGCCs can be found in Japan.” The Osaki CoolGen project, in his view, has taken a “more measured approach to scaling-up IGCC deployment,” commissioning a 166 MW oxygen-blown IGCC plant in March.

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