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Digital highlights - September 2014

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India’s dependence on coal imports will grow
India will need to import more coal over in coming years as the Supreme Court’s ruling that all coal mining licences awarded 1993 – 2010 are illegal throws the industry into chaos.

A balancing act: Polish coal miner must maintain output but cut jobs
Polish state-owned coal miner will cut up to 20 000 workforce jobs, but plans to sustain its current output of coal.

Coalbed methane in China: challenges and obstacles
Negotiating the challenges and obstacles that face coalbed methane industry players in China.

From our sectors

Mining Conflow supplies safety systems to Colombian coal mines
Conflow has supplied dust and fire suppression systems to a Colombian metallurgical coal mine.

Preparation Mechel upgrades Elga coal washing facility
Russian coal miner, Mechel, has completed the installation of new coal washing and dewatering technology at its Elga Coal Complex washing plant.

Ports & Terminals Canadian coal shipping facility given go-ahead
Coal shipping facility on Fraser River gets the go-ahead from port Metro Vancouver.

Power Toshiba wins order from Malaysian coal-fired power plant
Toshiba will supply steam turbines and generators for 2000 MW Jimah coal-fired power plant in Malaysia.

Products ASGCO offers onsite surveys of conveyor systems
ASGCO offers complete surveys of conveyor systems to identify ways to cut operating costs and downtime and improve safety.

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1 How to fund CCS
Funding CCS is vital for the future of the coal industry. Here’s how it could be done.

2 Job cuts at Rio’s Kestrel coal mine
Rio Tinto to cut 100 jobs at Kestrel coal mine in Queensland, Australia.

3 India facing acute shortage of coal
Lowest levels of coal stocks at Indian power plants since 2012, as country faces acute coal shortage.

4 A radio star
In South Korea, wireless radios help move coal from conveyor belt to power plant.

5 Drax biomass conversions: another twist in the tale
Another twist in the legal dispute between Drax and the UK Government, as Court of Appeal upholds Department for Energy and Climate Change’s decision not to award the firm a subsidy.

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