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Monte Atwell
Monte Atwell is the General Manager of the Gasification group at GE Energy, responsible for a business that offers leading gasification licenses and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) solutions to customers around the globe. The business comprises 65 licensed gasification plants around the globe, nearly 40 of which are using commercial technology to separate carbon.

GE’s gasification technology has been used in some of the pioneering integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) “cleaner coal” plants including Coolwater and Tampa Electric’s Polk Power Station. The technology is currently being deployed at the ~630MW IGCC plant under construction for Duke Energy in Edwardsport, Indiana, the plant is expected to be the largest commercial IGCC plant in the world when it reaches commercial operation in 2012.

Monte has more than 25 years’ experience in the energy industry in technical, operational and commercial roles. Prior to his current assignment, Monte served as the technology leader for the gasification business leading the team in the design and development and commercialization of IGCC “cleaner coal” technology.

Monte began his GE career in the company’s Technical Marketing Program in 1984 and has held commercial and technical assignments in several GE businesses and product lines including power systems, controls and global research.

Monte graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, and resides in Sugar Land, Texas.

Blog Entries by Monte Atwell

The Puzzle of Coal: American Ingenuity in the Cleaner Energy Mix

Posted February 12, 2010 | 11:58:11 (EST)

Last week, President Obama announced the creation of a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Task Force. For those of us in the energy industry, this watershed event demonstrates the Administration's recognition of the need for coal in our nation's cleaner energy strategy.

Coal is our most abundant and cost...

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Coal to Action

Posted December 9, 2009 | 17:10:30 (EST)

On November 16, President Obama and Chinese President Hu announced a number of large-scale partnerships aimed at developing advanced cleaner energy solutions, including technology for capturing emissions from coal-burning power plants. As the world's two largest emitters, our two countries have a special responsibility to find a solution to the...

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