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New jobs boom from 'green' coal; 'North Sea can power world for five years'.

Byline: Peter McCusker

AMBITIOUS plans to unlock the energy potential of the North East's remaining coal seams were unveiled last night. Newcastle company Five-Quarter is aiming to raise pounds 30m to use underground coal gasification to tap into the reserves in a 400sq km area off the North East coastline.

It aims to be producing energy within two years and at full production within a decade, by which time it believes it will be employing thousands of people. Five-Quarter director and Newcastle University Professor Harry Bradbury, said: "This is a very exciting project for the region which has the potential to create thousands of jobs."

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Title Annotation:News; Front Page
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 2, 2011
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