The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has recently announced the winners of its 2020 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards.
According to the US Energy Information Administration’s latest coal data, Indiana consumed more coal in 2019 than any state in the US besides Texas and North Dakota.
The US Department of Energy has recently announced plans to make US$122 million in federal funding available for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, and Critical Minerals Initiative for US Basins.
Clean Coal Technolgies has signed an MoU to formalise its partnership with Energy Capital Economic Development in Gillette, Wyoming.
The EPA has announced the approval of Wyoming’s request for primary enforcement responsibility for Class VI wells under the Underground Injection Control Programme.
DOE and NETL have announced the award of approximately US$72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements.
NETL researchers have developed a method to custom-formulate low-cost membranes to more effectively separate carbon dioxide from nitrogen in a high volume of flue gas.
Two US Department of Energy National Laboratories, the National Energy Technology Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are working with the University of Kentucky and the Pennsylvania State University to further the research and development of coal-derived carbon fibres.
EIA has reported how, after reaching their lowest level in more than a decade in March 2019, US coal stockpiles steadily increased to 152 million t in April 2020, recovering to levels not seen in 3 years.