Coal is burned most days in my neighborhood in central Beijing. Even the newer electric heaters installed this year didn't stop my neighbors from cooking and keeping warm with smoke-spewing briquettes. Coal is a fact of life. But some businesspeople are marketing boilers that make the best of coal by burning it in a cleaner way, reports Feng Yongfeng of the Guangming Daily in a story republished at China Dialogue.
One such technology was developed by the Beijing Xiongcai Group, whose chairman, Wang Yongjiang, explains:
"Normally coal is burned from underneath," he explains, "but our boilers … Read more