Jul 5, 2011 10:20 PM by Juice Godfrey
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is getting
federal funding for research aimed at helping use coal more
efficiently and cleanly.
The Department of Energy said Tuesday that CU would get $300,000
for work on improving reactors that gasify coal, rather than burn
it. Professor of chemical engineering, Christine Hrenya,
will lead Ph.D. students on the project in Boulder.
Their aim will be to help make gasification reactors more
efficient so they can harness up to 60 percent of coal's energy, as
opposed to 40 percent with traditional burning.
The greenhouse gases produced in gasification can be captured
more easily and at lower costs than those from conventional
Princeton University and Iowa State University also received
grants for related projects.