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Virtual reality gaming moves into mine safety training

Johan Bouwer, head of new product development at STS3D, said the team aimed to apply the idea of video game play to mine safety training.

Unleashing coal: inside India's plans to open up commercial coal mining
Mining Technology

Modi has said India will spend INR500bn ($6.6 billion) “for creating infrastructures around coal mining,” adding the country was targeting gasification ...

India aims for 100 million mt of coal gasification by 2030
S&P Global

Coal India, a state-owned coal mining company, produced 602 million mt of coal in the fiscal year to March 31, down 0.8% from a year ago, marginally ...

Closing coal: should we be compensating the fossil fuel industry for early closures?
Power Technology

The phase-out agreement between the government, coal mining companies, and unions set aside €250m in compensation to fund retirement ...

Eco-groups sue over Powder River Basin coal plan
Kallanish Energy

Seven conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its coal-mining plans for the Powder River Basin in northeast ...

Global Coal Mining Market: Future Of Investment Opportunities, Trends, Growth Factors, Market ...
Bulletin Line

Reportspedia has recently published a Global Coal Mining Market research report, in which a 100+ paged report covers important statistical and ...

Department of Energy Invests $72 Million in Carbon Capture Technologies

The advancement of carbon capture technologies, including direct air capture, contributes to that mission,” said Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy ...

Japanese companies advance plans for world's first marine based carbon capture system
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The project — Carbon Capture on the Ocean — is intended to achieve CO2 capture at sea, a world first, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding said in a statement on ...

Poland plans to curb electricity sales via power exchange to help coal industry
bne IntelliNews

... to sell electricity via the power exchange TGE in order to curb energy imports that are hurting the domestic coal industry, the government has hinted.

University of Wyoming adds partner in coal emission research

The technology burns fuel such as coal or gas without emitting the same amount of pollutants or carbon dioxide into the environment. The South Dakota- ...

Closing coal: should we be compensating the fossil fuel industry for early closures?
Power Technology

The move comes after a trio of new coal stations came online in the Netherlands as recently as 2015, when fossil fuels – mainly natural gas and coal ...

India to divert 100mn t coal to gasification projects
EnerCom Inc.

Coal gasification is the process of converting coal into syngas — a mixture of carbon monoxide, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, natural gas, and water vapour ...

UPDATE 1-Indonesia's Sept coal price at record low, miners say oversupply worsens
Reuters Africa

... * Indonesia Sept benchmark price at $49.42/T. * China, India demand remains weak. * Miners “in survival mode” from oversupply - coal assn ...

Texas Municipal Power Agency terminates contract involving buyer of Gibbons Creek Coal Power ...

“Cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, kidney issues, so many health impacts of being in the vicinity of a coal pant that is pretty well spelled out ...

Northern Appalachia Q2 coal deliveries to US power plants fall 49% on year: EIA
S&P Global

NAPP coal deliveries in Q2 had an average heat content of 12,292 Btu/lb and an average sulfur content of 4.9 lbs SO2/MMBtu, compared with 12,124 ...

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