General Electric wants to build gasified coal power station in Polandadmin
US firm General Electric wants to build a gasified coal power station somewhere in Poland a report citing the company’s chairman in Washington said.
The Polish daily Rzeczpospolita said John Krenicki announced the project for a 900 megawatt plant on Friday as Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski visited the United States.
The power station would cost an estimated one billion dollars (787 million euros), but Krenicki said Poland was the ideal site for such an investment as it had a lot of coal and a growing need for electricity.
Gasified coal is made by heating coal until it turns into a gas, which is then more ecologically and economically efficient to burn for power generation than burning coal in conventional boilers, according to GE.
There are currently 62 gasified coal power plants in the world, using GE’s technology.