Mimosa Mines Power Generation and Flaring Project, Mexico

Coal Mines
Geographical Focus
Palau City, Coahuila 
Description of Project
Three mines will capture CMM for both flaring and power generation, depending on the methane gas yields from the mines. Any CMM which is less than 30% of concentration will be vented for safety reasons. This project will generate approximately 7 MW of electricity. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
Instrumental Organizations
- Minerales Monclova, S.A. de C.V
- Sindicatum Carbon Capital International Ltd.
- New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
606,630 million MTCO2E per year 
Results and Outcomes
This project will ultimately result in methane emission reductions by capturing and using otherwise wasted CMM from the three Mimosa mines. 
Additional Documentation
Coal_MX_Mimosa_flyer.pdf (PDF)
Coal_MX_Mimosa_poster.pdf (PDF)
Mimosa Expo Flyer.pdf (PDF)
Mimosa Expo Poster.pdf (PDF)
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Lorenzo Gonzalez

Last Name: Merla

Organization Name: Minerales Monclova

Email: lgonzalez@gan.com.mx

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity:


Description of In-Kind Support:

This project was featured at the Methane to Markets Partnership Expo in Beijing, China, held 30 October to 1 November 2007.