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Energy symposium to be held in Taipei

Staff writer, with CNA

An international symposium on carbon dioxide reclamation, storage and utilization will be held for the first time this week in Taipei, with the aim of sharing experiences of clean coal technology development, the organizers said.

About 250 academics, experts and government officials from eight countries will participate in the two-day event, which opens tomorrow under the auspices of Taiwan’s Clean Coal Master Project and the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research.

During the two days, more than 25 plenary speeches are to be given by key members from leading organizations, including the Illinois State Geological Survey of the US, Air Liquide of France and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the organizers said.

Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), a 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, will also deliver a speech on the opening day.

In addition, more than 100 papers covering topics ranging from strategy, policy and technological development to commercial scale demonstration projects and social economic issues will be presented.

The organizers have said they hope the event will help fine-tune Taiwan’s plans of promoting carbon capture and storage projects, as well as establishing industry clusters in the field that could help with the development of clean coal technology on a larger scale.

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