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  • New Coal Mine Methane Venting Technology Tested

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - A demonstration project begun Friday at an abandoned West Virginia coal mine will showcase a technology that can convert the greenhouse gas methane into a source of clean energy. The thermal oxidation system destroys methane in ventilation air by heating the gas to over 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and converting it to carbon dioxide and water. The ...

  • RTO cleans methane from coal mining

    Using a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer to convert methane into carbon dioxide may prove a deterrent to Global Warming. Everybody's talking about clean coal. Vanishing are the images of smog-filled towns and blackened valleys of soot that made coal a byword for dirty fuel. In fact, like it or not, coal still produces about half of U.S.-produced electricity and about a quarter of the electricity ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • New coal mine methane centre in Poland will save lives and tackle climate change

    Coal production, transportation, storage and use account for roughly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce these emissions, which heavily contribute to global warming, one of the more effective near-term options at the production stage is the capture and use of methane from coal mines. In order to collect and disseminate best practices in sustainable methane management in coal mines, ...

  • First-of-kind coal mine methane mitigation system in America now fully operational

    Biothermica has announced that its pioneering VAMOX™ coal mine methane (CMM) abatement system is fully operational at Jim Walter Resources’ mine no. 4 in Brookwood, Alabama. For the first time in America, ventilation air methane (VAM) is being destroyed at an active coal mine, all the while generating bankable carbon credits. Approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety & Health ...

  • MEGTEC to build world’s largest coal mine ventilation methane emissions abatement system in China

    U.S.-based firm’s China subsidiary signs agreement with AES Climate Solutions Asia joint investment company. De Pere, Wis., U.S.A. –  MEGTEC Systems today announced that its China subsidiary has been contracted to build the largest plant in the world to capture and eliminate ventilation air methane (VAM) from the Datong coal mine in China’s Chongqing municipality.  The ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • VOC Emissions from Coal Mine Ventilation Shafts

    Recently the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) sent a letter asking coal mines in the state of Colorado to quantify the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and sulfur compounds on an annual basis.  According to the letter, the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) of the CDPHE has a concern that mine shafts and methane drainage wells, which exist for ...

  • Poland Joins Methane to Markets

    (Washington, D.C.) Poland became the 19th country to join the Methane to Markets partnership, the international initiative that promotes the recovery and use of methane as a source of clean energy. The partnership extended membership to Poland during its steering committee meeting today in Rome.  'The Bush Administration is meeting unparalleled financial, international and domestic ...

  • Ukraine’s coal mine industry continues regional leadership to reduce emissions

    The JSC Coal Company Krasnoarmeiskaya Zapadnaya is the latest Ukraine company to modernize its coal mining operations by signing a framework agreement with GE Energy. Under the agreement, JSC plans to install up to 20 of GE’s ecomaginationTM-certified Jenbacher coal mine gas-fueled cogeneration units. The engines will use the active mine‘s own methane gas to generate about 129 MW in total power ...


    By General Electric

  • Clarke Energy & EDL Monetise Coal Mine Gas with Queensland Plant Expansion

    Clarke Energy has been awarded the contract by Energy Developments Limited (EDL) to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) the expansion of a Waste Coal Mine Gas (WCMG) Power Station at their Moranbah North WCMG Power Station in Central Queensland, Australia. The facility ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • The European Commission Joins Methane to Markets

    (Washington, D.C. – September 24, 2007) The Methane to Markets Partnership marked a major milestone this week as the European Commission became its 21st partner. Methane to Markets is a public-private partnership that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the cost-effective, near-term recovery and use of methane, while providing clean energy to markets around the world. The addition of ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total of $13 million that will be awarded to twelve, multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. Methane is not only a primary component of natural gas, it is also a major greenhouse gas, which is a potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Global methane levels on the rise again

    After eight years of near-zero growth in atmospheric methane concentrations, levels have again started to rise. 'This is not good news for future global warming,' says CSIRO's Dr Paul Fraser, who co-authored a paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysccical Union. 'Over recent years, the growth of important greenhouse gases, namely methane and the ...

  • Poland Looks to Join Methane Partnership

    The Republic of Poland officially has requested to become a member of the international Methane to Markets Partnership. Poland would join the ...

  • International partnership opens doors to methane reductions in India

    At an event in Ranchi, India, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Government of India and other US federal partners, launched a new Methane to Markets information center that will help India reduce methane emissions and aid in the global fight against climate change. The Coal Mine Methane/Coalbed Methane (CMM/CBM) Clearinghouse is the first of its kind in India and ...

  • EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINS METHANE TO MARKETS PARTNERSHIP

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2007 (ENS) - An international partnership to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane expanded today as the European Commission joined the United States and 19 other countries in finding ways to promote the recovery of methane and its use for energy. The primary component of natural gas, methane accounts for 16 percent of all greenhouse gas ...

  • A Global First: Coal mine turns greenhouse gas into ‘green energy’ using Megtec Systems’ patented vam technology

    “Coal mines are one of the largest single emitters of methane gas,” states Richard Mattus, Business Manager for the VAM project at MEGTEC.  “And among greenhouse gasses, methane (CH4) is second only to carbon dioxide (CO2) in global impact,” “In fact,” Mattus continues, “methane is over 20 times more potent at warming the atmosphere than CO2.” “Furthermore, while coal mine ventilation air ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Methane: satellite data may improve emissions estimates

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories are significantly underestimating methane emissions from a region in the southwest of the United States, and potentially elsewhere, a new study has found. The authors of the study suggest that satellite data could be used to identify and quantify new sources of methane, such as fracking.  Inventories of estimated GHG emissions, which are used by ...


    By European Commission

  • Methane to markets partnership spurs global GHG reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report that shows the international Methane to Markets (M2M) Partnership has significantly reduced methane emissions. In 2008, U.S.-supported M2M projects delivered methane emissions reductions of more than 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, roughly the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 4.7 million ...

  • Up to $7 Million in Grants Adds Fuel to the Methane to Markets Partnership

    Yesterday, EPA made up to $7,000,000 available through a grant solicitation for innovative international projects and activities as part of the Methane to Markets Partnership.  The agency expects to award approximately 40 cooperative grants agreements ranging from approximately $100,000 to $700,000. The Methane to Markets partnership is an international initiative to reduce global methane ...

  • Cemtrex Sees Business Opportunities in Ventilation Air Methane Market

     Cemtrex, Inc. (OTC: CTEI) is optimistic about business opportunities resulting from increased proposal activity in the Ventilation Air Methane market for its MCDR technology. Cemtrex had developed breakthrough technology for the destruction of Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) and currently markets its MCDR (Methane Catalytic Destruction Reactor) technology, whereby low-concentration methane ...

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