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Gasification Of Coal

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 16 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Power what arrangements are made by his department for research into the gasification of coal by the Lurgi process.

The Lurgi process has already been developed to a commercial stage. One plant in Scotland is now producing gas and a second is being built in the West Midlands. Valuable experience will be provided by these plants and the Gas Council will pursue any promising lines of investigation as part of its general programme of research and development.