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Coal Liquefaction
Essex Decorating

One is the Direct coal liquefaction process, which converts coal to liquids by dissolving coal in a solvent at high temperature and pressure.

WVU researchers extracting rare earth elements from coal waste
Charleston Gazette-Mail

“Long after mining is done, there will still be acid-generating coal mines. In fact, some of our richest rare earth concentrations have come from sites ...

Mined Anthracite Coal Market Revenue Analysis by 2025
Space Market Research

Mined Anthracite Coal Market 2018: Global Industry Insights by Global Players, Regional Segmentation, Growth, Applications, Major Drivers, Value ...

Coal Bankruptcies Pile Up as Utilities Embrace Gas, Renewables
Wall Street Journal

More than half a dozen large U.S. coal companies have filed for bankruptcy in the past year, a signal that the one-time king of American energy is ...

Facing the unknown: Keeping the lights on in Montana's coal country
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

COLSTRIP, Mont. — It's not hard to imagine a future for Montana's coal industry when staring up at a 155-foot wall of a coal pit or watching a 300-ton ...

BNSF investigates coal train collision
KSNB Local 4

ANTIOCH, Neb. KNOP-TV Train crews with Burlington Northern Santa Fe were uninjured after two coal trains collided Friday night. It happened just ...

Struggling Zimbabwe's Hwange Colliery wants to export coal to SA
Independent Online

HARARE - Zimbabwe's Hwange Colliery has set its eyes on exporting coal to South Africa to wriggle its way out of a financial crisis exacerbated by ...

Tables Are Turning for Carbon Capture and Storage
Interesting Engineering

What if we could turn back the clock on climate change by simply capturing all the excess greenhouse gases we have emitted since the industrial .

Sorry Greta, India needs more coal to power growth
Times of India (blog)

Even so, for round-the-clock power, India will have to create much more coal-based capacity. If the West develops viable carbon-capture technologies, ...

Analysis: US met coal cuts follow weaker domestic, export demand
S&P Global

Lower benchmark seaborne coking coal spot prices and weaker demand this year in several export markets have started to close mines. US miners ...

Mining Chemicals Market to reach USD 45.87 billion by 2026

Rising demand for deep-surface mining is expected to contribute significantly to the growth of this application segment in order to extract high-quality ...

Coal demand to plunge to 42-year low - WISC-TV3

Although President Donald Trump's mission to revive America's coal industry has tried to boost coal by slashing environmental regulations and ...

Clean Coal Technologies Begins Plant Assembly at Fort Union
County 17

... into our process represent first of a kind, game-changing advancements that we believe will reverberate throughout the entire global coal industry.” ...

Illinois AG Raoul, Chicago Intervene in Lawsuit Over Coal-Plant Emissions

Three coal-mining companies are making the argument that the EPA cannot regulate such emissions and that the government has not proven the ...

China vows to upgrade energy production, consumption, ensure energy security

... for a major part of China's energy consumption, efforts are needed to make scientific coal exploration plans and promote green coal mining, Li said.

Consol earns CORESafety certification

CORESafety is a risk-based mine safety and health management system developed by NMA that requires a commitment by participants to the system, ...

UN Sanctions Keep Coal Prices in North Korea Stable Ahead of Winter
Radio Free Asia

Coal prices in North Korea are expected to remain stable at a time of year when sharp price increases are usually the norm because people scramble ...

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