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Largest coal mine methane facility in ChinaUtilizing coal mine methane with concentrations less than 10 percent from the Gaohe coal mine in China's Shanxi Province, the Lu'an Group claimed it has built the world's largest CMM driven power generation facility.
Making CBM renewableCSIRO scientists are investigating the possibility of injecting a mix of bacteria and carbon dioxide into coal seams to commercially produce biogenic CBM. Researchers believe, “The results could be an important new source of renewable energy.”
North American Coalbed Methane Forum
20—21 May 2015
GMI Coal Subcommittee Meeting and Coal Mine Methane Workshop
3—4 June 2015
Asia Clean Energy Forum 2015
15—19 June 2015
2015 Longwall USA Exhibition & Conference
16—18 June 2015
2015 U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference in conjunction with 32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference
5—8 October 2015
Recently Released Publications
Pre-feasibility Study for Coal Mine Methane Capture and Utilization at the Mahui and Pingshang Mines (PDF) (53 pp, 3MB)
U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program, April 2015.
Pre-feasibility Study for Coal Mine Methane Drainage and Utilization at the Kozlu Coal Mine in Zonguldak, Turkey (PDF) (34 pp, 2.7MB)
U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program, March 2015.
Sustainable Development Outcomes of Coal Mine Methane Clean Development Mechanism Projects in China
Noim Uddin, Mascha Blommerde, Ros Taplin, David Laurence
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 45, pp. 1-9, May 2015.
BLM crafting guidance on social cost of carbon—internal memo
An internal memo drafted by Ed Roberson, the BLM's Assistant Director of Resources and Planning, indicates that the rapid warming of the planet is human related and the BLM should take this into consideration as it weighs the trade-offs of extracting more carbon-intensive minerals from the earth. The memo also acknowledges the need for a consistent approach to gauging mining's effects on the climate.
Year-on-Year January 2013 – April 2015 Comparison of Average Monthly Prices of Gas, Electricity and Carbon Offsets (ARB):
*Henry Hub gas prices are a widely accepted national indicator of gas prices, and therefore chosen for this display.
**ARB Offset Prices shown represent all compliance offset protocols. The Mine Methane Capture protocol was not adopted until April 2014.
***Retail electricity prices displayed are for all sectors covering the entire United States.