Twothirds of the countrys energy supply comes from

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Unformatted text preview: he United States. It consumes one-third of all coal used worldwide. Several Asian companies have been exploring for new metallurgical coal resources in Colorado in 2011. vALUE OFOF COLORADO NONFUEL MINERALS VALUE COLORADO nOnFUEL MInERALS AnD URAnIUM PRODUCTIOn AND URANIUM PRODUCTION 2003–2012 2003-2012 (In Millions of Dollars) (In Millions of Dollars) Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011a 2012b Environmental Unconventional resources for coal include coalto-liquids, coalbed methane, and coal gasification technologies. Colorado is one of the nation’s largest coalbed methane producers, and the state’s potential for coal gasification from deep unmineable beds is significant. Underground coal gasification is being explored in Moffat County. A Department of Energy Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) demonstration plant in Orlando, Florida, heats coal to release syngas that is burned to produce electricity. This plant is 285 MW capacity, and uses high-moisture, high-ash brown lignite coals. These same types of coal are found in the Denver Basin...
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