Use Of Coal Mine Methane In Coal Dryers
Former gob gas (coal mine methane CMM) vents converted to CBM production Major CBM Operators (active and planned wells) 1. Alpha Natural Resources—formerly Coal Gas Recovery, LP (Greene County) 2. CNX Gas Co., LLC—subsidiary of Consol Energy, Inc. (Allegheny, Armstrong, Fa yette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, and West land Counties) 3.Gases found in the Coal Mines The danger from explosions is ever present in coal mines. Ignition of naturally occurring methane gas can be disastrous. This gas is known in the pits as firedamp, a mixture of methane gas and air. Methane (CH4) is odorless, tasteless, colorless, and lighter than air which means it is found near the roof of the.Coal Mines That Operate Near Coalbed Methane Wells u.s. Department of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Secretary Mine Safety and Health Administration Joseph A. Main, Assistant Secretary i~l~l~~ li~I~lir 00040382 Informational Report 1346. The information and recommendations contained in.Among the uses for coal mine gas are • injection into pipelines (the gas may first require enrichment or blending) for a wide variety of end uses • direct on-site use of methane, for coal drying, space or hot water heating • on-site power generation, with possible off-site sale of excess electricity and • substitution or co-firing.