HC Deb 28 November 1983 vol 49 cc399-400W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what progress is being made in the development of a fluidised bed combustion power station; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Shaw

An engineering design study of a commercial scale power plant incorporating a pressurised fluidised bed is being undertaken jointly by my Department, the CEGB and the NCB. The programme is being managed by the CEGB but the main part of the study will be undertaken by private industry, drawing upon the expertise of the two energy industries and experience with the pressurised fluidised combustion facility at Grimethorpe, which has been built and operated under the auspices of the International Energy Agency with NCB participation and Government financial support.

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