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Can China's Chemicals-from-Coal Sector Become Environmentally Sustainable?

10:53 AM MDT | May 27, 2011 | Alex Scott in Beijing

As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of projects for generating chemicals and fuels from the country’s most abundant feedstock; coal. Whether they can do this in an environmentally responsible manner – especially within the context of global warming - remains an unknown, but as argued here, there are grounds for optimism. Despite what coal marketers would have us believe, there is no such thing as...

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