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July 2012

The July issue of World Coal includes a special section looking at the coal-fired power industry, with technical articles and regional reports looking at how this sector is coping with the changes to coal demand experienced around the world, particularly in the US. Kevin S. Crutchfield of Alpha Natural Resources also offers his perspective on the future of the US coal sector in his industry view comment. This month features a regional report on southern Africa. World Coal correspondent Barry Baxter considers the obstacles to South Africa’s fledging coal export industry, while Beacon Hill Resources plc describe the potential of its neighbour, Mozambique. The lead feature is on coal preparation, with excellent articles on protective coatings, screen media and asset optimisation.


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Industry View: A Balanced Energy Future
Kevin S. Crutchfield, Alpha Natural Resources, US.

In Need Of Direction
South Africa’s potential as one of the great producers and exporters of coal is being constantly hampered by a thorny combination of policy decisions, poor infrastructure and global economic conditions. Barry Baxter reports.

The Dark Horse
Justin Lewis, Beacon Hill Resources, UK, explains the company’s activities in Mozambique as the country’s full potential is being realised.

Engineered For The Future
Peter Rugg, MacArthur Energy, US.

Lining Them Up
Steve Bowditch, A.W. Chesterton Co., US.

Getting It Right The First Time
Gary Pederson, Major Wire, Canada.

Making The Most Of It
David Sterling, Schneider-Electric, Australia.

Power Industry Focus
World Coal presents a special report on the coal-fired power industry.

A Change Of Seasons
Mike Mellish and Michael Leff, US Energy Information Administration.

Alternative Choices
Deborah Adams, IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK.

Flow Rider
R.J. Farnish, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK.

Having Your Fill
Norbert Spennrath, Kima Echtzeitsysteme GmbH, Germany.

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