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WV engineering firm receives grant to study rare earth elements in coal


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — A Bluefield, WV engineering firm has received a $1 million federal grant for a research project. Marshall Miller & Associates (MM&A) was awarded the grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), said Steve Keim, senior vice presidentof MM&A. Keim said the grant will be used to study rare earth elements in coal and coal ash.

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28. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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CCUS Options for Coal Plant Conversion

Editor’s note: This article was originally published to the ACC’s online magazine website (www.acclive.com) in July, 2014. It has been moved to the Coalblog as part of our redesign of our online publications.

Opportunities and research available to form solutions

By Walter James O’Brien

CCUS Options for Coal Plant Conversion
No one in history has ever won a purely defensive war. Even with no U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory constraints, coal industries must deploy their Spreadsheet Army of generation planners and CFOs to aggressively address the problems of shrinking demand, the high cost of upgrade money, unavailability of engaged and adequately trained employees, the destabilizing financial impact of disruptive technological innovation and the rising cost of maintaining older equipment if coal is to survive as an industry.

02. July 2014 by Jason Hayes
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CURC Advanced Coal Technology Showcase

If you’re in the DC area, be sure to check out the CURC Advanced Coal Technology Showcase: A Pathway to Enhanced Coal Utilization in the U.S.


CURC Summer 2014 Technology Showcase


June 12, 2014

Start Time:

10:00 AM

End Time:

5:00 PM


Cannon Caucus Room – Cannon House Office Building – Room 345


Click here for the draft agenda


06. June 2014 by Jason Hayes
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NCC Study – Meeting energy, employment, and emissions goals with 21st Century Technology

The just released 2009 National Coal Council Report, “LOW-CARBON COAL: MEETING U.S. ENERGY, EMPLOYMENT AND CO2 EMISSION GOALS WITH 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES” is a treasure trove of information and updates on the state of the North American Coal Industry and coal-based energy.

The study reviews essential low-carbon energy options like CCS and how they can be (and are being) implemented. Also considered are costs and timelines for commercial development of CCS, how existing generation assets can be retrofitted with CCS and other efficiency improving upgrades, specific technologies for the capture and storage of CO2, as well as coal beneficiation, and underground coal gasification . The study also tackles the legal and regulatory issues that must be addressed to ensure CCS can move forward and then considers the role of the United States as a technology leader in the development and deployment of clean coal technologies.

29. December 2009 by Jason Hayes
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