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Progressing CMM recovery in Colombia

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World Coal,

Generadora y Comercializadora de Energía del Caribe, S.A. (GECELCA) has been awarded a grant by the US Trade and Development Agency. The grant will finance a feasibility study to determine the quality and viability for the recovery of coal mine methane (CMM) in the Colombian department of Córdoba.

"This project builds upon USTDA's track record of supporting clean energy projects in Colombia," said USTDA Regional Director, Nathan Younge. "This effort, which includes contributions from GECELCA and Raven Ridge Resources, the US company, that will undertake the study, demonstrates how our countries are working together to reduce carbon emissions and put recovered methane to good use."

The aim of the study is to assist GECELCA’s decision-making before carrying out a pilot drilling programme and, in time, a commercial-scale CMM recovery operation.

The study will help GECELCA review various alternatives for captured CMM, which could lead to increasing generation capacity in the area, supplying the regional gas market or be used as vehicular natural gas.

Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs

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