In the June issue of World Coal, Bilan Uzhakhov, Director General of Russian Coal Group, asks where there is a future for the Russian coal industry. We also take a look at underground automation and control systems, stacking and reclaiming, conveyor maintenance, room-and-pillar mining and coal port design, while Clean Coal Technologies Inc. introduces a new clean coal technology that intends to enable coal to provide an economical and environmentally ‘cleaner energy bridge’ to the future.
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Industry View: Coal After Paris
Debo Adams, IEA Clean Coal Centre.
Is There A Future For The Russian Coal Industry?
Bilan Uzhakhov, Director General of Russian Coal Group, Russia, reviews the challenges facing the Russian coal industry and explains what Russian coal companies need to do to survive.
The Strongest Link
Karol Bartodziej, FAMUR, Poland, details the key factors behind automation and control system reliability in underground mines.
Economic, Ecological And Safe
For decades, scraper reclaimers have been proving their sustainability as an economic, ecological and safe way to manage coal stockpiles at power, steel and cement plants, as Andreas Markiewicz, SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, Germany, explains.
Centred: The Art Of Conveyor Belt Tracking
Paul Harrison, Martin Engineering, USA, provides part one of a two part series on conveyor belt mistracking, including ways to identify and combat these misalignments.
The Power Of Information
Yiwen Sun, Joe Sidhom and Willem Fourie, Joy Global, USA, outline the importance of employing operational excellence to optimise underground haulage systems.
Lowering The Cost Of Low-Seam Mining
Uli Lange, Eickhoff Germany, and Francois van Tonder and Werner Marx, Eickhoff South Africa, illustrate the correlation between room-and-pillar production costs and seam heights and explain what OEMs can do to support low-seam mining operators.
Thinking Outside The Box
Harold A. Walker and Donna F. Walker, PICOR, USA, illustrate how modern coal ports can advance shiploading and eliminate port pollution.
Clean, Green and Pristine
Robin Eves, Clean Coal Technologies Inc., USA, introduces a new clean coal technology that intends to enable coal to provide an economical and environmentally ‘cleaner energy bridge’ to the future.