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Digital highlights - October 2014

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Union loan could save Hatfield coal mine
National Union of Mineworkers steps in to save Hatfield coal mine in the UK with a £4 million loan.

Germany will cut support for overseas coal plants
Germany will limit the financial support that the KfW state development bank can give to coal projects abroad.

Japanese search for CBM could cause tensions with China
As Japan extends exploration area for new resources, including coalbed methane, it could encroach on Chinese territory and draw ire from the Asian behemoth.

From our sectors

Mining Eagle Butte coal mine equips vehicles with LNG fired engines
Coal mining vehicles at Alpha Coal’s Eagle Butte mine will be equipped with LNG fired engines and supplied with LNG by a mine-adjacent power plant.

Preparation Coal separation in Ireland
Hayes Fuels installs new coal separation units at its Irish operations.

Ports & Terminals Ambre Energy to appeal Oregon coal terminal decision
Ambre Energy, along with the Port of Morrow, appeals Oregon’s rejection of a coal export terminal on the Columbia River.

Power Polish coal-fired power plant outfits unit with new technology
Emerson technology will control a new 1075 MW ultra supercritical unit at the Kozienice coal-fired power plant in Poland.

Products The new Cat 824K wheel dozer
The new Cat 824K wheel dozer delivers efficient productivity with long-term durability for optimum value.

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1 NUM offers £4 million loan to UK coal mine
National Union of Mineworkers steps in to save Hatfield coal mine in the UK with a £4 million loan.

2 Chinese ban on coal imports
China looks to curb emissions by introducing a ban on so called ‘dirty’ coal.

3 Coal dust: A clear and present danger
Coal dust explosions still remain a clear and present danger in underground mines four years after the Upper Big Branch disaster.

4 EPA regulations force power plant closure
Study finds power plants likely to be retired in face of EPA regulations.

5 Coalbed methane in Pennsylvania
Antonette Markowski, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Geological Survey, US, provides an insight into the coalbed methane industry in Pennsylvania.

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