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The GMI Coal Subcommittee focuses on supporting the identification and deployment of practical and cost-effective methane mitigation technologies and practices to reduce or eliminate emissions from coal mines. This is achieved by encouraging collaboration among Partner Countries, Subcommittee members, and Project Network members to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove technical and non-technical barriers to methane mitigation project development. Ultimately, such collaboration can increase environmental quality, improve operational efficiency, and strengthen the economy via the additional methane brought to market.
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Coal Mine Methane Mitigation and Utilization Technologies and Project Profiles (also referred to as the Coal Mine Methane Technology Database)

Methane Mitigation Matters: Climate Change

International Coal Mine Methane Projects List

Policy White Paper—Flaring of Coal Mine Methane: Assessing Appropriate Opportunities

Pre-Feasibility Study for Methane Drainage and Utilization at the Casa Blanca Coal Mine

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Coal Mine Methane Mitigation and Utilization Technologies and Project Profiles (also referred to as the Coal Mine Methane Technology Database) (2018 - PDF)
This database provides basic descriptions of several key technologies applicable to coal mine methane recovery and utilization, including each technology’s current status and commercial availability. It is intended to be a living document, which will be periodically updated to remain current. The database is an updated and revised version of the original database compiled by Australia’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, on behalf of the Global Methane Initiative.
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Methane Mitigation Matters: Climate Change (2015 - Video)
Methane is a prevalent manmade greenhouse gas that traps 28 times more heat than carbon dioxide (CO2). Reducing methane emissions by recovering and using methane as a clean energy source offers many benefits for the environment and local communities. This video highlights the many ways that reducing methane can benefit the environment and local communities.
  • Decreased greenhouse gases
  • Better air and water quality
  • Improved human health
  • Enhanced energy security
  • Increased worker safety
  • Expanded economic growth

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International Coal Mine Methane Projects List (2016 - Excel)
Contains information on over two hundred coal mine methane recovery and utilization projects operating, in development, or planned around the world in both Global Methane Initiative partner and non-partner countries.
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Policy White Paper—Flaring of Coal Mine Methane: Assessing Appropriate Opportunities (2013 - PDF)
This is a white paper that discusses the GMI Coal Subcommittee’s policy on flaring as a coal mine methane end use. It revises the original policy paper adopted by the Coal Subcommittee members during the October 2011 Coal Subcommittee meeting. Version 2 was adopted by the Coal Subcommittee during the November 2013 Coal meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Pre-Feasibility Study for Methane Drainage and Utilization at the Casa Blanca Coal Mine (2019 - PDF)
This pre-feasibility study was completed to determine the feasibility of a coal mine methane (CMM) capture and utilization project at the Casa Blanca Coal Mine in Colombia.
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Projects

Industries targeted by GMI for strategic efforts to reduce emissions account for more than 50% of the world’s methane emissions. GMI and our Partner Countries have worked to reduce barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source. Visit the Coal sector project list to learn about methane-related projects and activities at GMI sites.

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Events

GMI Subcommittee members, Partner Countries, and Project Network members participate in events taking place around the world. Visit the GMI Event calendar to learn about upcoming Coal sector workshops, Subcommittee meetings, conferences, expos, and other GMI-related events.

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Project Network

The Project Network is a growing community of private-sector entities, financial institutions, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations with an interest in methane abatement, recovery, and use projects. Visit the Coal sector Project Network member list to learn about the organizations that are critical to GMI's success.

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Subcommittee

Three technical Subcommittees and a Steering Committee govern the work of GMI within industry sectors. The Coal sector Subcommittee list includes the names and roles of Co-Chairs and Partner Country delegates to the Subcommittee.

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