By: Arnold Wyrick
They're coming from Czech Republic, Indonesia, Philippines, the Netherlands, Spain and 9 other countries to learn more about Southern Illinois, and clean coal technology. "What we really hope is that we can be a bridge that's in the future for introducing some Chinese companies to come not only to the Chicago area, but also the South part of Illinois," says Tian De You Consulate General of the People's Republic of China.
Many of the countries already have their own coal reserves. But they haven't been able to quite figure out how to use it to it's full potential. "And we want to know what is going on here in this particular field. To do joint research in this particular field. Because probably you can use for instance our technology in wind. This is an area for wind which is very important as well. And we can use your development in the clean coal technology," says Enrique Alejo Trade Commissioner of Spain.