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2013 International News
July 17, 2013 - New International CMM Pre-feasibility Studies Now Available!
EPA’s Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP) has published the following three studies:
- Pre-Feasibility Study for CMM Recovery and Utilization at Yanjing Coal Mine, Chongqing Municipality, China;
- Pre-Feasibility Study for CMM Recovery and Utilization at Fuhong Coal Mine, Guizhou, China; and,
- Pre-Feasibility Study for CMM Recovery and Utilization at Naryn Sukhait Coal Mine, Mongolia.
The studies, conducted by Raven Ridge Resources, Incorporated (RRR), evaluate the feasibility of coal mine methane (CMM) recovery and utilization projects for two underground coal mines located in southwest China and at a surface mine in the South Gobi region of Mongolia.
The pre-feasibility studies are available for download on the CMOP website at
June 13, 2013 - Workshop on "Development of Coal-based Non-Conventional Energy Resources in India"
To showcase opportunities existing for the development of CBM, CMM, VAM, and shale gas, an International Workshop on the "Development of Coal based Non-conventional Energy Resource in India" is being organized by CMPDII and India CMM/CBM Clearinghouse on 12th - 13th November, 2013 in Ranchi (Jharkhand) India. Senior level functionaries of Indian Government, Captains of the Coal and other E&P industry, national/international players from CBM/CMM/Shale gas industry, US Government officials, and representatives of technical and premier educational institutions and research organizations are likely to participate.
CALL FOR PAPERSTechnical papers are invited from participants on the following lead subjects of the workshop:
- Coal Bed Methane (CBM)
- Coal Mine Methane (CMM)
- Ventilation Air Methane (VAM)
- Abandoned Mine Methane (AMM)
- Shale Gas
In addition, papers related to the main workshop themes, such as technical developments, economic analysis, and policy deliberations are also welcome.
The abstracts should be submitted by 16th September '13 and final papers must be submitted by 14th October '13. The presentations should be submitted latest by 4th November '13 to CBM Cell, CMPDI (HQ), Ranchi, India 834031. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information
http://cmmclearinghouse.cmpdi.co.in/docfiles/IndiaCMMClearingHouseInternationalWorkshopNovember2013.pdf (PDF) (2 pp, 263K).
May 29, 2013 - New International CMM Pre-feasibility Study Now Available!
EPA’s Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP) has published a Pre-Feasibility Study for CMM Drainage and Utilization at ArcelorMittal Coal Mines, Karaganda Coal Basin, Kazakhstan. The study, conducted by Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), evaluates the feasibility of a coal mine methane (CMM) recovery and utilization project for six underground ArcelorMittal coal mines located in the Karaganda coal basin.
The pre-feasibility study is available for download on the CMOP website at http://www.epa.gov/cmop/international/kazakhstan.html.
January 22, 2013 – Join us for the GMI Methane Expo 2013!
Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is pleased to announce the availability of the preliminary technical and policy agenda for Methane Expo 2013, to be held in Vancouver, Canada on 12-15 March 2013. Details regarding hotel reservations, registration, and supporter/exhibitor opportunities are also provided below.
The preliminary agenda — which includes links to the coal sector technical and policy sessions — is now available online at: http://www.globalmethane.org/expo/docs/agenda.pdf (PDF) (14 pp, 88K).
A block of specially discounted rooms is being held at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, a 4-Green Key Eco-rated facility located only a couple of blocks from the Vancouver Convention Centre where Methane Expo 2013 will be held. The negotiated nightly room rate is $149 sgl/$164 dbl + 15.74% tax (CAD), including FREE continental breakfast and complementary Wi-Fi.
The deadline to make discounted hotel reservations is Monday, 11 February 2013. Make your hotel reservations at: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=9651435.
To register for Methane Expo 2013, please visit the online registration page at: http://www.globalmethane.org/expo/registration.html.
Space is filling up FAST! Don't miss your opportunity to become an Expo supporter or exhibitor and take advantage of the world's largest international gathering dedicated to methane recovery and use projects and technologies. Supporters will enjoy a host of benefits, including increased exposure among Expo attendees and recognition in Expo materials (e.g. agenda, full-color signs, website, and conference proceedings). Exhibitors will also be highly visible onsite and recognized in conference proceedings. Complete information about supporting and/or exhibiting can be found at: http://www.globalmethane.org/expo/supporters.html.
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