EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT URGES RESEARCH SPENDING ON COAL LIQUEFACTION

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Parliament is pushing for a Euro 60 million annual budget research fund to focus on gasifying and liquefying coal to develop green motor fuels, notably hydrogen. The money comes from a vestigial budget left over from the European Union's European Coal and Steel Community, an international industrial cooperation organisation that was scrapped in 2002. It always spent money on researching improvements in coal and steel production, and now MEPs want this cash to develop green ways of consuming coal. A parliamentary report ...


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