Tong Liao News Channel reported that the World's First 1MTPA Coal Upgrading Plant, designed, constructed and operated by GB Clean Energy, is now operational. Located in Holingol, Inner Mongolia, China's largest lignite mining region. The plant takes 3000 kcal coal and upgrades it to over 5300 kcal. This is the first industrial scale coal upgrading plant that transforms lignite into a high-grade thermal coal that is hydro phobic and transportable. GB Clean Energy plans to use its patented green technologies to provide cleaner energy for China's growing demand and improve the living standards of its mining communities.