Sihe Mine Project Feasibility Study

Coal Mines
Geographical Focus
Shanxi Province, Jincheng, China 
Description of Project
This project was one component of a larger analysis of the feasibility of implementing a methane capture and use project at the Sihe coal mine. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
China, Japan, United States
Instrumental Organizations
* Jincheng Mining Group
* Asian Development Bank
* World Bank
* United States Trade and Development Agency
* Japan Bank for Industrial Cooperation
* Industrial Bank of China
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
2 million MTCO2E annually (estimated) 
Results and Outcomes
When implemented this Project will produce substantial methane reductions once commissioned; collecting and burning methane to generating 120 megawatts of power and heat. It represents the cooperation and collaboration among various Project Network Members and governments. Once operational, it will be the world’s largest coal mine methane power generation facility. 
Additional Documentation
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Pamela

Last Name: Franklin

Organization Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: $500,000 provided by USTDA, $237 mil. total cost


Description of In-Kind Support:

United States Trade and Development Agency supplied $500,000 technical assistance grant funding for the overall $237 million project that was provided by World Bank ADB, JBIC, Jonchen minigo group, Jinchen Municipal government, Industrial Bank of China.