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Japanese consortium to investigate carbon recycling technologies

Nine Japanese companies have joined forces to create a Carbon Recycling Working Group that will use carbon capture and recycling technologies to ...

US coal industry vulnerable to resurgent coronavirus infections
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

The US coal industry has weakened after taking the brunt of lower electricity demand and is highly vulnerable to resurgent coronavirus infections that ...

Ohio Valley Coal Groups React To Biden's Clean Energy, Climate Plan
Ohio Valley ReSource

“I think the coal industry and most progressive people embrace the fundamental change or the conversion that we see within reasonable limits,” he ...

China's Coal Consolidation Continues With Plans to Merge 3 Firms

Yangquan Coal Industry didn't reply to an emailed request seeking comment. A more unified mining industry could improve its bargaining power on coal ...

Decision In Japan Shows Continued Uncertainty For Potential Wyoming Coal Exports
Wyoming Public Media

Others see a move to maintain the coal industry with fewer emissions and greater efficiency. Either scenario would bear weight for Wyoming, a state ...

Chinese Coal Imports in June Shrink on Stringent Import Restrictions at Ports

... since May, through lengthy processing and import quotas as China looks to bolster its coal industry. Source : Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru.

Anglo American cuts coal production guidance

In addition, lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic disrupted its diamond, platinum-group-metals, iron ore and coal operations in South Africa.

Minnesota approves Xcel request to operate 2 coal plants seasonally
Utility Dive

Dive Insight: Utilities are coming under increasing scrutiny from state regulators in how they operate their coal-fired plants, as research from UCS and ...

Vietnam imports first US coal shipment, state coal miner says
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Vietnam has imported the first shipment of coal from the United States, state-owned coal miner Vinacomin said on Wednesday, days after the two ...

Buffalo Coal confirms positive COVID-19 testing
World Coal

Buffalo Coal has confirmed that one employee working at the processing plant based at its Coalfields site has tested positive for COVID-19.

Price Pressures Persist For Whitehaven Coal

Shares in Whitehaven Coal dipped yesterday in the wake of more gloomy forecasts from the embattled coal miner. While the company beat forecasts ...

Mexico to buy 2 million tons of coal for power plants
Associated Press

The announcement came as many countries are moving to reduce their use of coal-fired power plants amid declines in electricity demand due to the ...

EGEB: Portugal kills coal two years ahead of schedule

In today's Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):. Portugal phases out coal two years early. Trump rolls back the US' vital environmental law the ...

German 2020 coal imports seen falling by up to 40%: importers
S&P Global

"We estimate that imports of steam coal will amount to 17.5 million-22.5 million mt," VDKi Managing Director Franz-Josef Wodopia said at the half-year ...

US Hampton Roads coal exports drop to near four-year low in June
S&P Global

Houston — Coal exports out of the terminals in the Hampton Roads region in Virginia were at a three-year low at 1.55 million st in June, down 26.3% ...

Bangladesh's imported coal burn continues to rise
Argus Media

Seaborne coal burn at the 1.3GW Payra power plant's first 660MW unit in Bangladesh is on track to reach a fresh high in July, with output near ...

Pandemic sharpens focus on US coal's ESG risks – report

The US coal industry has weakened after taking the brunt of lower electricity demand and is now highly vulnerable to resurgent covid-19 infections that ...

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