HC Deb 09 February 1979 vol 962 c348W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he envisages fluidised bed combustion will make a contribution to commercial electricity production in the United Kingdom or whether it is likely to be confined to other industrial uses.

Mr. Eadie

Fluidised bed combustion is one of a number of advanced coal based power generation systems under study by the CEGB in association with the NCB. The results from the £17 million IEA pressurised fluidised bed combustion facility now under construction at Grimethorpe, Yorkshire will be taken into account in these studies.