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China 'methane to markets' project nears completion
Project will produce 120 megawatts of electricity and reduce 40 million metric tons of carbon equivalent over 20 years.

BEIJING – China is nearing completion on a "methane to markets" project aimed at capturing emissions of the greenhouse gas and channelling it into power generation, a U.S. environment official said on Monday.

The project at the Jincheng coal mine in China's northern province of Shanxi will produce 120 megawatts of electricity and reduce 40 million metric tons of carbon equivalent over its 20-year lifetime.

"The project has been funded and will soon be constructed and implemented," Bill Wehrum, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told reporters.

Read more: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20061023-0201-energy-china-methane.html

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