AGH University of Science and Technology
Mining Science 2015;22(Special Issue 2):113–124
Despite its poor environmental credentials, coal remains a crucial contributor to energy supply in numerous countries. It is the most widespread fossil fuel around the world, and more than 75 countries have coal deposits. The energy resource plays an important role in delivering energy access, which is a fundamental pre-requisite for modern life and a key tool in eradicating extreme poverty across the globe. Production and processing of coal has a negative influence on the environment. In order to minimize the changes of undesirable Clean Coal Technologies are introduced into the coal industry. This paper summarizes the different production technologies clean coal used at different stages of the manufacture of carbon trading, processing and conversion. Furthermore, it brings closer problems associated with the use of CCT in Poland. According to the EU's climate policy, Poland is obliged to reduce CO2 emissions. Therefore, there is an urgent need to introduce new technologies that are the capture and storage of CO2 gasification process and technology to increase the efficiency of electrical energy production from coal.
Paulina Pięta   
AGH University of Science and Technology, Mickiewicza 30, 30-050 Krakow, Poland
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