Peabody Honors Best-In-Class Clean Coal Technologies

At the end of 2018, Peabody honored best-in-class clean coal technologies with the company’s Fifth Annual Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards. The awards recognized outstanding examples of leadership and innovation among coal-fueled generating plants and projects, with honorees from China, India and the United States.

“Coal is an essential part of the global energy mix, and technology is the path to a future of energy security, economic progress and environmental solutions,” said Peabody President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow. “As a long-time advocate for high-efficiency, low-emissions and carbon capture technologies, Peabody applauds this year’s honorees for their exceptional work in advancing these key areas.”

The award honorees included:

High-Efficiency Low-Emissions Leadership and Innovation

The Huaibei Shenergy Power Generation Co., Ltd, a 1,350-megawatt ultra-supercritical coal-fueled generation unit currently under construction in China with commission targeted for 2020; it’s expected to be among the most efficient coal-fueled generating plants in the world.

High-Efficiency and Sustainability Leadership and Innovation

The Nabha Power Limited, a 1,400-megawatt powerplant in Rajpura, Punjab achieved the best heat rate and auxiliary power consumption in India’s 660-megawatt class for fiscal year 2017-2018 and has 100 percent dry fly ash utilization and zero liquid discharge.

Carbon Capture and Storage Pioneer

The Wyoming Integrated Test Center is one of the few research and testing facilities at an operating coal-fueled generating plant and offers space for researchers to test carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies using 20 megawatt of coal-based flue gas. Additional research looks at taking carbon emissions from flue gas and turning it into a marketable commodity.

The Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards were established in 2014 to showcase coal-fueled power plants for top environmental performance, highlight innovative leadership and improve education about the benefits of clean coal technologies. Learn more about the 2018 winners here.