COAL BRIEFS

COAL BRIEFS

DOE ADDS 3 MORE

TO CLEAN COAL PROGRAMThe Energy Department said it completed negotiations with three more companies that have proposed demonstration projects qualifying for partial federal funding under the Clean Coal Technology program.

The companies are TransAlta Resources Investment Corp., Calgary, Alberta; Southern Co. Services Inc., Birmingham, Ala., and Combustion Engineering Inc., Windsor, Conn.

TransAlta and Southern Co. will test technology designed to reduce emissions. Combustion Engineering is developing computer software to help utilities select the most efficient type of coal to burn.