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March 2013



Where is Fuel Tech going?

March 15, 2013 – Comments (0)

Fuel Tech, which sells pollution control equipment to coal plants, was once one of my best ideas. Coal, especially coal with high impurities, leaves slag when burned in power plants. Slag can reduce efficiency, and it normally takes downtime to remove. Fuel Tech had proprietary chemicals that significantly reduced slag build up, and it also sold NOx reduction equipment (which helps with smog). It looked like the company would be able to make inroads in China and India by partnering with Itochu, a Japanese company that does business in China. And of course air quality is terrible in China, so you would think there would be a large market for this technology.  [more]

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