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Unformatted text preview: coal mine methane (CMM),
a GHG over 20 times as potent as carbon dioxide. If recovered, CMM can serve as an
alternative and profitable energy source. Business case: CMOP helps coal mine owners, mine operators, project developers, and investors put
CMM to profitable use. Methane is removed from coal mines using large-scale ventila
tion systems, which may be supplemented by degasification systems used in advance of,
during, or after mining activity. After recovery, CMM can be profitably used for natural
gas pipeline injection, power production, co-firing in boilers, district heating, coal dry
ing, vehicle fuel, and industrial feedstocks. Services: CMOP offers tools to maximize profitable methane reductions, provides technical and
analytical assistance to identify and assess technologies, site-specific feasibility, policy
issues, and financing mechanisms. CMOP sponsors workshops, networking opportuni
ties, and international activities through the Methane to Markets Partnership. Value to environment: Capturing and using CMM has benefits for the local and global environment, including
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014.
- Spring '14