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June 2013

This month’s issue of World Coal covers a broad range of topics. Maria van der Hoeven, of the IEA, writes a keynote article on how technology can help overcome challenges facing the coal industry. The issue also explores new coal frontiers that are emerging across the globe. Barry Baxter reports on Mozambican infrastructure development, while Dr Andrew Minchener OBE explores the rich mineral wealth of Mongolia. Dr Lars Shernikau and Daniel Goeckus look to Indonesia and discuss the current state of the coal industry in Sumatra and Central Kalimantan. Finally, Dr Elizabeth Stephens explores the challenges posed by developing these frontier territories. Articles from A.W. Chesterton Co. and IMATECH, International Magnetic Solutions, and FGXSepTech LLC, cover the ins and outs of coal preparation. The issue also features articles on maintenance & asset management from The Timken Co., Aveva, Schneider Electric and Martin Engineering. In a special report, Jonathan Rowland reviews some of the highlights of the bauma 2013 trade show in Munich.


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Industry View: Planning Ahead
Karina Collins, BDO Consulting, and Scott Birkett, BDO Corporate Finance.

Keynote Article: 21st Century Coal
Maria van der Hoeven, International Energy Agency, France, discusses the use of advanced technology in finding solutions to some of the challenges faced by the coal industry.

Going Somewhere, Slowly
Barry Baxter reports on the infrastructure challenges Mozambique's coal industry must solve if it is to reach its potential.

The Mongolian Challenge
Dr Andrew Minchener OBE, IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK, explores how Mongolia plans to exploit its mineral wealth.

Myths And Realities
Dr Lars Shernikau, IchorCoal NV, Germany, and Daniel Goeckus,  PT HMS Bergbau Indonesia, discuss the current state of the coal indsutry in Sumatra and Central Kalimantan in Indonesia.

Exploring Coal's New Frontiers
Dr Elizabeth Stephens, JLT Speciality Ltd, UK, explores the challenges posed by developing frontier territories.

Shake, Rattle And Roll
Steve Bowditch, A.W. Chesterton Co., US, and Jonathon Hyndman, IMATECH, Australia.

Money Magnetism
Victor Cassar, International Magnetic Solutions, Australia.

Dry Cleaning
Dr B.K. Parekh, FGXSepTech LLC, US.

The Australian Treatment
Wes Mackinnon and Andrew Swanson, QCC Resources Pty Ltd,  Australia.

Mixing It Up
Tyler Coffey, Matt Bamford and Justin Machel, The Timken Co., US.

Seeing In 3-D
Gary Farrow, Aveva, UK.

Making Downtime Pay
Greg Johnson, Schneider Electric, Australia.

Time For An Upgrade
Daniel Marshall, Martin Engineering, US, and David Wetrosky, OPPD, US.

Postcards From Munich
bauma 2013 hosted 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries over seven days from 11 – 17 April. Jonathan Rowland reviews some of the highlights of the show. 

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