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June 2010

This month the regional review looks at the US industry with articles from our correspondent, Gordon Cope, and Fitch Ratings, as well as well as the US Manufacturers Review. Elsewhere, the lead feature is opencast mining, while we turn our spotlight on clean coal technologies, including an article from Duke Energy on its Edwardsport clean coal plant in Indiana, US.


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Coal News

Bouncing Back
The US coal sector has had a rough year, but prospects are looking up. Gordon Cope explains.

Land Of Opportunity
Kerrie Kashani, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV, discusses the transformation of Kazakhstan into a fully developed industrial nation, and the vast potential of the country's natural resources.

Automation Trends In Train Loading
Duane Bennett and Anthony Sexton, Kanawha Scales & Systems Inc., US, present the benefits of precision loading through automation.

Keep Rolling
Eduardo Santillanez, Michelin Earthmover Tyres, US, explains how proper site planning and maintained haul roads keep mine tyres and machines up and running.

The 4-D Experience!
Shell recently held a mining media event at its Technology Centre Thornton, Chester, UK. Callum O'Reilly attended to learn more about Shell's latest innovations in fuels and lubricants to assist the mining industry.

21st Century Magnetism
Roger Simonson, One Eye Industries Inc., Canada, discusses recent advancements in magnetic filtration.

US Manufacturers Review

The Right Move
Monica M. Bonar, Fitch Ratings, US, explains why US steam coal producers are moving towards right-sizing.

Here To Stay!
Keith White, GE Energy, US, advocates the advancement of integrated gasification combined cycle technology to allow the continued use of coal.

A Real Gas!
Chai Bhat and Paul Talley, AspenTech, US, discuss technologies for the design and operation of the coal gasification process.

Ahead Of The Game
While Washington debates the future of energy in the US, real work on cleaner coal technology is already happening in a small town in southwest Indiana. Jim Stanley, Duke Energy, US, explains.

Product News


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