- The National Coal Council releases a new report for the US Secretary of Energy focusing on aiding CCS deployment: "Levelling the Playing Field for Carbon Capture and Storage Technology."
- The Electric Power Research Institute releases a study on available technology that has the potential to help coal-fired power plants significantly reduce CO2 emissions through more efficient combustion and use of heat, compared to CCS.
- Fortum to supply EDF Polska coal-fired power plant in Poland with a combustion technology solution that will reduce nitrogen emissions and help the plant achieve the EU’s emissions limits.
- ION Engineering ad SINTEF are joining together to collaborate on a research project that will develop real-time online analysis for ION’s proprietary solvent.
Projects, operations and developments
- Altitude Resources Inc. has provided an update on the 2015 exploration programme at its Palisades Project.
- The Bloomfield Group is encouraging members of the community to review and comment on the Rix’s Creek Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which has been placed on public exhibition as of 3 November 2015.
- The second of three natural gas replacement projects licensed by Tianwo-SES Clean Energy Technologies Company Joint Venture in China and under construction for Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd has entered the commissioning phase.
- Far East Energy Corp. has ceased CBM operations and commenced bankruptcy proceedings by filing a voluntary petition for relief under provisions of Chapter 7 of Title 11 of the US Code.
- Anthracite production at Atlantic Coal’s Stockton mine jumped 2^% y/y in the ten months to the end of October.
- Egbin Power intends to double its electricity generation capacity at its thermal coal-fired power plant in Nigeria by adding another 1350 MW by 2019.
- Kibo Mining have appointed Tractebel Engineering to undertake the definitive feasibility study for the power component of the Mbeya coal-to-power project.
- Dynegy will retire the 465 MW Wood River coal-fired power plant in Alton, Illinois in mid-2016, closing two coal-fired units that began operation in 1954 and 1964.
- Corsa Coal has reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended 30 September 2015.
- Armstrong Energy Inc. reports results for the three and nine months ended 30 September 2015.
- TECO Energy Inc. has reported non-GAAP 3Q15 results and indicated the quarter’s loss in discontinued operations reflects operating results TECO coal before its sale.
- Arch Coal says it will not be able to continue to service its debt sustainably in the current market, as it announces a US$2 billion loss in 3Q15.
- On Sunday 8 November, the final Great Lakes coal freighter delivered to the B.C. Cobb plant, in Michigan, USA.
- Chief Financial Officer, Frank Lonegro, has reinforced the CSX’s 2015 guidance and outlined expectations for key markets in 2016 at the Baird Industrial Conference in Chicago, US.
- American Electric Power completes the sale of AEP River Operations to American Commercial Lines for approximately US$550 million.
Not to be missed …
- According to the International Energy Agency India will soon become the number one importer of coal, setting up Queensland as a premium supplier of its lower emission coal.
- Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association, indicates the IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook is a reminder of the need for coal and use of clean coal technologies.
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