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GREENHOUSE GAS RECOVERY FROM COAL MINES AND UNMINEABLE COALBEDS AND CONVERSION TO ENERGY

Objective

Coal mining and utilisation results in release of significant amounts methane and represent an important threat to the fight against climate change. Coal Mine Methane drainage processes can be set up to recover methane from the emissions during coal production. Methane can also be extracted from virgin coal seams trough primary and enhanced coalbed methane recovery. The main objective of the proposed research project is to contribute to the global GHG emissions reduction objective by addressing the key challenges facing the industry and emerging economies which also are major coal mining counties worlwide. This objective canbe expanded upon as follows:



- to achieve significant improvements in methane drainage efficiency and purity in coal mines in the emerging economies of China and India, where methane drainage is employed with relatively low yields of gas and purity.



- to develop a novel and effective gas drainage techniques for the ultra-thick seam and gassy mining operations in Europe



- to investigate the benefits of implementing horizontal wells for coalbed methane (CBM) and coupling horizontal wells with the injection of CO2 and/or CO2 enriched flue gas to enhance methane recovery and CO2 storage



- to disseminate the know-how developed across the coal sector internationally

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2010-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)

Participants (11)

TROLEX LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hazel Grove, Newby Road
Stockport
Administrative Contact
Lucy Murphy (Ms.)
Formac Electronics Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Brassmill Enterprise Centre Brassmill Lane
Bath
Administrative Contact
Tay Mclean (Ms.)
PREMOGOVNIK VELENJE DD
Slovenia
Address
Partizanska Cesta 78
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ludvik Golob (Mr.)
HORNONITRIANSKE BANE PRIEVIDZA AS
Slovakia
Address
Matice Slovenskej
Prievidza
Administrative Contact
Stanislav Paulik (Mr.)
BEIJING SINDICATUM CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES COMPANY LTD
China
Address
Chaoyang North Road 237 Room
Beijing
Administrative Contact
David Creedy (Dr.)
China Coal Information Institute
China
Address
Shaoyaoju
Beijing
Administrative Contact
Ping Hu (Ms.)
CHINA PINGMEI SHENMA ENERGY AND CHEMICAL GROUP CO LTD
China
Address
Kuanggong Road
Pingdingshang
Administrative Contact
Yuntong Zhao (Mr.)
North China Institute of Science and Technology
China
Address
Xueyuan Street
206 Beijing
Administrative Contact
Zhonghou Zhu (Prof.)
Henan Polytechnic University
China
Address
Shi Ji Avenue 2001
454003 Jiao Zuo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xianglin Sun (Mr.)
CENTRAL MINE PLANNING & DESIGN INSTITUTE LTD
India
Address
Kanke Road Gondwana Place
Ranchi
Administrative Contact
Binay Dayal (Mr.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR
India
Address
District- West Midanpore W.b.
721302 Kharagpur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tapas Ranjan Maiti (Mr.)