Datang Huayin Electric Power Company, Ltd
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Datang Huayin Electric Power Company, Ltd is a subsidiary of China Datang Corp and is based in Hunan Province, China. In 2007, Datang Huayin generated 11.4 billion kilowatt-hours of electrical power. Datang is one of the largest single polluters on Earth.
On September 10, 2008, Datang Huayin Electric Power Company, Ltd and GreatPoint Energy announced they would partner to build a pilot coal gasification plant in the Guangdong Province of China. Datang Huayin will pay for design, construction, and initial operation costs, which is expected to be between one hundred million and two hundred million dollars. Coal or petroleum coke will be used as feedstock, and the plant will use 1,500 tons each day.The companies plan for follow-up projects, including a commercial facility in Inner Mongolia. 
GreatPoint Energy is a coal gasification company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. GreatPoint currently has two pilot gasification plants in the United States, and has also made deals with Peabody Energy and Dow Chemical Company.
In a December 2010 report, China said it may meet a quarter of its natural gas demand by gasifying domestic coal. Such domestic coal gasification capacity may be about 50 billion cubic meters by 2015. This includes Datang International Power Generation, which is spending more than 50 billion yuan ($7.5 billion) on coal gasification in plants in Inner Mongolia and Liaoning.
Related SourceWatch Articles
- "GreatPoint Energy partners with Datang Huayin Electric Power Company to build a hydromethanation plant in Guangdong Province", GreatPoint Energy press release, September 10, 2008.
- Martin LaMonica, "Where coal and clean tech meet", Cnet, April 13, 2009.
- Dinakar Sethuraman, "China Coal Gas May Cut Reliance on LNG, Pipeline Imports, Bernstein Says" Bloomberg, Dec. 9, 2010.
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