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August 2011

This month’s issue of World Coal is dedicated to underground mining, with technical articles on communications, lighting and drive systems. Our spotlight feature is on lubrication and wear protection and the issue includes an industry view comment from Doug Ritchie, chief executive of Rio Tinto on the August’s regional report is courtesy of Ng Weng Hoong, who looks at how the country has coped with its difficult year so far and examines its prospects for the future. This month also includes a preview of AIMEX 2011, which returns to Sydney in early September. necessity of looking ahead in order to get the most out of our natural resources. Tony Lodge also provides an analysis of the UK’s proposed energy market reforms.


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Industry View: Long-term Strategies For True Sustainability
Doug Ritchie, Rio Tinto Energy, Australia.

On The Up Down Under
Australia has faced a rollercoaster ride in recent months. Despite surviving the global economic recession, it was the victim of natural disasters that threatened to derail its vital resources industry. Ng Weng Hoong takes a look at how the country is recovering from and capitalising on its recent difficulties.

Heavy Traffic
The Salva Report, India.

The Decline And Fall Of Coal Quality
Stephen Mills, IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK.

Intelligent Mining
Horst Hejny, Mineral Industry Research Organisation, UK.

Shine A Light
Mark Mulcahy, Ampcontrol Burn Brite, Australia.

Out Of The Dark
Wisam Farjow, P.E., Mine Radio Systems Inc., Canada.

Geared For The Future
Adam L. Tietyen, Rexnord Industries LLC, US.

Keeping The Customer In Mind
Brittani Shackleford, Phillips Machine Service, US.

In The Ozone
Ron Beck, Ozone Technologies Group Inc., US.

Wearing It Well
Enoch Chow, Motion Metrics International Corp., Canada.

Smooth Operations
David Larson, A.W. Chesterton Co., US.

Not Wearing Out
Ed Kriscunas, Duraline LLC, US.

Lubricating Efficiency
Umut Urkun, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties – Europe Middle East & Africa.

AIMEX 2011 Preview
Lauren Bryant provides an introduction to Sydney, Australia, and AIMEX 2011, which takes place at the Sydney Showground, 6 – 9 September 2011.

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