Company/Alliance: China Huaneng Group with China Datang Group, China Huadian Corporation, China Guodian Corporation, China Power Investment Corporation, Shenhua Group, State Development & Investment Co., China Coal Group, the Chinese Government and Peabody Energy
Location: Tianjin City, Bohai Rim, China
Size: Stage II: 100-250 MW (0.1 Mt/yr); Stage III: 400 MW (2 Mt/yr)
Capture Technology: Pre-combustion IGCC
CO2 Fate: 51-100km onshore pipeline for EOR
Timing: Stage 1: Pilot IGCC facility is under construction and is scheduled to be in operation by 2012.
Stage II: 101-250 MW is scheduled to be completed in 2016
Stage III: 400 MW is scheduled to begin CCS operations in 2020.
As part of the High Tech Research and Development Program of China (National 863 Program) a 36 t/d dry pulverized coal pressurized gasification pilot plant was built at the Xi’an Thermal Power Research Institute (TPRI) to test out the technology that will be used for GreenGen. The government provided RMB 350 million (US$46 million) and industry provided RMB 25 billion (US$3.3 billion) for all of the National 863 Program projects. The goal is to complete a 400 MW IGCC GreenGen power plant before 2020 with efficiency between 55%-60% and over 80% of the CO2 separated and stored.
GreenGen started construction in June 2009. GreenGen is also planning to upscale the project: in April 2008, GreenGen and Tianjin officials signed an agreement for two 400 MW IGCC units. China uses coal for 3/4ths of its electricity generation which creates a lot of potential for future CCS projects. The joining of Peabody Energy, the worlds largest private sector coal company, is seen as very important for this project.
Project Link: GreenGen Project website is unavailable
Other Sources and Press Releases:
GreenGen will be ready end 2011 (December 2010)
Updates from Tianjin: Progress on the GreenGen IGCC project (October 2010)
GreenGen starts construction (June 2009)
GreenGen closes the Gap with the US (December 2008)
Peabody Energy joins GreenGen project (December 2007)
Peabody Energy website