Coal Mine Methane Recovery at Active and Abandoned U.S. Coal Mines: Current Projects and Potential Opportunities
Documents, Tools & Resources
- Identifying Opportunities for Coal Mine Methane Recovery at U.S. Coal Mines: Profiles of Selected Gassy Underground Coal Mines 2002-2006 (PDF, Jan. 2009) (207 pp, 1.2MB, About PDF)
- U.S. Abandoned Coal Mine Methane Recovery Project Opportunities (PDF) (61 pp, 2.1MB, About PDF)
- Coal Mine Methane Global Overview, prepared by CMOP on behalf of the Methane to Markets Partnership Coal Subcommittee
- Thermal Oxidation of Coal Mine Ventilation Air Methane (PDF) (6 pp, 197K, About PDF)
- Technical Options Series
This map and accompanying matrix provide information about current projects and potential opportunities to develop coal mine methane (CMM) recovery and utilization projects at active U.S. coal mines. The information presented is a condensed version of CMOP's report "Identifying Opportunities for Methane Recovery at U.S. Coal Mines: Profiles of Selected Gassy Underground Coal Mines 2002-2006" (PDF, January 2009) (207 pp, 1.2MB). While the report was last revised in 2009, mine data reported in both the map and the accompanying CMM Projects/Opportunities Matrix (PDF, June 2012) (11 pp, 560K) was updated in June 2012, to reflect the 2010 production year.*
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) designed the profiles to help project developers perform an initial screening of potential projects. A detailed evaluation would need to be done on a site-specific basis in order to determine whether the development of a specific methane recovery and use project is both technically and economically feasible.
*Data was derived from publically-available sources and has not been verified by CMOP or the mine.
No gas recovery
No gas recovery
With gas recovery
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