Coal Mining News

Coal in Demand, But Not at Home

The coal industry appears to be enjoying at least a mini-boom, and that ought to be good news to all Americans…more at topix.com

DOE takes next steps with restructured FutureGen approach

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a draft Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit public input on the demonstration of multiple commercial-scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) or other clean coal power plants with cutting-edge carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology under the Department’s restructured FutureGen approach. The draft solicitation outlines the planned [...]

Innovations to improve global industry to come from small-town Neponset

(Neponset IL)—There is something interesting—at least, for heavy industry–going on in the cornfields outside rural Neponset, Illinois. In Neponset, a privately-held company is completing a new corporate research center focused on improving the handling of […]

Higher expenses help cut Cleveland-Cliffs 1Q profit

Iron ore and coal producer Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit fell 49 percent as higher expenses and a one-time charge offset record revenue.

Active Control installs first commercial ActiveMine system at West Virginia coal mine

TORONTO, May 1, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today that it has sold and installed its first commercial deployment of ActiveMineTM, the company’s two-way wireless Wi-Fi communications and tracking system, at an […]

Key Approval Granted for First-of-Kind Coal Mine Methane Mitigation Project in North America

MONTREAL, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ – Biothermica announces today it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas […]

Key Approval Granted for First-of-Kind Coal Mine Methane Mitigation Project in North America

MONTREAL, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ – Biothermica announces today it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas […]

Key Approval Granted for First-of-Kind Coal Mine Methane Mitigation Project in North America

MONTREAL, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ – Biothermica announces today it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas […]

Professional Development Short Courses for 2008

The Mining Studies Institute at the University of British Columbia and EduMine bring you a program of 27 short courses on mining topics presented in Vancouver. Courses qualify for the UBC Certificate in Mining Studies. […]

MSHA certification for ActiveMine

Active Control Technology has applied to have key components of ActiveMineTM, a 100% wireless two-way voice communications and tracking system for underground miners, certified by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The company […]

Mechel's new excavators

Mechel, one of Russia's leading mining and metals companies, has commissioned new modern backhoe excavators at its iron ore mining subsidiary, Korshunov Mining Plant OAO, and at its nickel mining subsidiary, Southern Urals Nickel Plant […]

Coalcorp Announces New Mine Contractor and Commencement of Rail Spur Construction at La Francia

TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ – Coalcorp Mining Inc. (TSX-CCJ) announced today that it has completed negotiations with Masering S.A., as lead operator, to partner with the existing mine contractor to support the expansion of production […]

3 companies agree to limit mountaintop mining

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Three coal companies have agreed to temporarily limit operations at three mountaintop removal mines opposed by environmentalists. Led by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, environmentalists had sought a court order shutting […]

New sensors for machine automation

Brand new proven radar sensor solutions are now available from indurad – The Industrial Radar Co. indurad in association with RWTH Aachen University have been developing this radar for operator assistance and automation purposes in […]

Coal dispute seen as important for national policy

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Whatever course the U.S. takes on global warming in the next few years, national groups expect a dispute in Kansas over two proposed coal-fired power plants to play a crucial role….more […]

FG Will Generate Sufficient Power From Coal – Minister

As part of it's relentless effort to address the lingering power crisis in the country, the Federal Government has expressed its determination to diligently explore the coal deposits abound in the land to generate adequate […]

Canada: Northwest power line preliminary findings released

The Northwest Power Line Coalition has released preliminary findings today of a study on the potential benefits of a power line along Highway 37 in northwest British Columbia. According to preliminary findings provided by Macquarie North America, providing electric power along Highway 37 has the potential to achieve $3.5 billion in capital investments to bring [...]

Bateman Engineering wins $44.6 mln deal from BHP Billiton Energy Coal S Africa

CNNMoney.com reports that LONDON, Apr. 11, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) — Bateman Engineering N.V. said it has won a contract valued at about 348 million South African rand ($44.6 million) from BHP Billiton […]

MSHA honours Massey operations for safety achievements

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the USA has selected the Green Valley Preparation Plant and two mines operated by the Aracoma Coal Co to receive Pacesetter Awards for outstanding safety achievements. Green Valley and Aracoma are operating units of Massey Energy Co. The awards to the Green Valley plant and Aracoma’s Alma and Hernshaw mines honour operations [...]

River diversion for surface mining by Gábor Mérö, Trelleborg Building Systems

When managers at Kolubara, Serbia’s largest coal mine, began talking about widening their operations, they immediately ran into a rather large snag – there was a river in the way. Challenge: To expand Serbia’s largest […]

Sasol coal takes to the air

Sasol, the world’s leading producer of synthetic fuels from coal and natural gas, says it has become the first company worldwide to receive international approval for its 100% synthetic jet fuel produced by its proprietary Coal to Liquids (CTL) process. Sanctioned by global aviation fuel specification authorities Sasol CTL will be the first fully synthetic fuel [...]

Australian technology to underpin $1.4 billion coal-gas project in US

Australian-based clean coal energy technology developer, GTL Energy, has been selected by a North American energy consortium to provide its coal beneficiation technology to the proposed $1.4 billion South Heart coal-to-synthetic gas project in North Dakota. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, project partners, Great Northern Power Development (GNPD) and Allied Syngas Corp, said GTLE’s beneficiation technology [...]

US coal community calls on congress to advance CCS technology deployment

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts have called on Congress to support a technology solution to climate change.  Their joint letter to key Members of Congress underscores the high priority the entire coal community assigns to the development and deployment of [...]