Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    2 / -5   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Business

Chinese coal producer invests billions to produce alumina from coal ash

(Xinhua)

08:33, December 19, 2011

HOHHOT, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- China Shenhua Group, the country's largest coal producer, on Sunday kicked off construction on a project capable of producing alumina from coal ash, a waste byproduct of thermal power generation.

Ling Wen, deputy manager of Shenhua Group, said the company plans to invest 135.8 billion yuan (21.4 billion U.S. dollars) in the project, located in the Jungar Coal Mining Area in Ordos, a prefecture-level city in north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

The project includes a 6,600-megawatt power plant, an alumina plant and a gallium plant. All of the plants will use materials recycled from coal burning.

The Jungar Coal Mine was chosen in October by the ministries of land resources and finance to become the country's first coal mine to use recycled mineral resources.

Shenhua estimates that Ordos, which is home to one-sixth of the country's coal reserves, has the resources to produce 3 billion metric tons of alumina, a raw material used to make aluminum.

 
 
 
 
We Recommend
 
 
 

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:陈乐乐)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. 1st twin giraffes celebrate birthday

  2. Scuba divers welcome bowmouth guitarfish at aquarium in Hungary

  3. Consumers throng to shops for coming Christmas in Rio

  4. Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning appears in U.S. military court

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Risks behind India's military buildup
  2. 2011: Year of government micro-blogs
  3. Chance of RMB devaluation small
  4. Narrow vision limits China's discourse power
  5. Dubai chasing Singapore's strictness with violations
  6. Too early to loosen China's property controls
  7. Do not let disputes taint Sino-Korean ties
  8. The natural way to pick your stocks
  9. China must retain its strengths as it goes global
  10. Canada's short-sighted move should be denounced

What's happening in China

2nd Airbus A380 arrives in Beijing

  1. Property prices in big cities declining
  2. More Chinese cities see housing price decline
  3. Drought snags shipping on rivers in S China
  4. Gas explosion kills 9 in central China coal mine
  5. Beijing reaches annual "blue sky days" target

PD Online Data

  1. Yangge in Shaanxi
  2. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  3. The drum dance in Ansai
  4. Shehuo in Baoji City
  5. The dragon dance