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EIA: US coal exports increased 23% between 2020 and 2021

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In 2021, coal exports from the United States increased by 23% to 85 million metric short tons (MMst) from 69 MMst in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Steam coal exports increased by 47% to 40 MMst, and metallurgical coal exports increased by 8% to 45 MMst.

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OSU team develops process to clean coal mine drainage and extract rare earth elements

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Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a novel process to clean coal mine drainage and extract rare-earth elements from it. In an open-access paper in the journal Environmental Engineering Science , the team reports that the process successfully cleaned clean coal mine drainage while producing rare-earth elements in samples from various rivers across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Coal mine drainage (CMD) impairs tens of thousands of kilometers of U.S.

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DOE announces up to $6M to develop clean energy products from coal and coal wastes

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has announced up to $6 million available ( DE-FOA-0002620 ) for research and development (R&D) projects that will repurpose domestic coal resources for products that can be employed in clean energy technologies such as batteries and advanced manufacturing. Batteries Coal Market Background Materials

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Extracting rare earth elements from coal with plasma assist

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The US National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is collaborating with the University of Kentucky and their subcontractor Virginia Tech to demonstrate a novel process for the extraction of REEs from coal using plasma. Coal Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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These results indicate that coal and oil are the energy sources leading to most emissions, and that hydro, wind, and nuclear are the energy sources leading to least emissions. On the two extremes, coal and oil result in about 176 times the emissions from hydro. This brief study analyzes, for each individual state, the changes from 2018 to 2020 in the use of coal (one of the two most polluting energy sources) to generate electricity. from coal. from coal.

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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These results indicate that coal and oil are the energy sources leading to most emissions, and that hydro, wind, and nuclear are the energy sources leading to least emissions. On the two extremes, coal and oil result in about 176 times the emissions from hydro.

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DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002057 ), “Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.”. DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative is intended to develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure and reliable power to the US grid.

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DOE to award up to $100M for future coal plants in Coal FIRST initiative

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) intends to provide up to $100 million in awards ( DE-FOA-0002116 ) for the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative) initiative (announced in November 2018), which aims to develop coal plants of the future that will provide secure, stable, reliable power with near-zero emissions. In 2017, coal was the second-largest energy source for electricity generation in the United States.

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JERA and IHI to demo ammonia co-firing at a large-scale commercial coal-fired power plant

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This will be the world’s first demonstration project in which a large amount of ammonia will be co-fired in a large-scale commercial coal-fired power plant. Ammonia Coal Emissions Japan Market Background Power Generation

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Report: Plastics industry will release more GHGs than coal plants in the US by 2030

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Plastics are on track to contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than coal plants in the US by 2030, according to new report by Beyond Plastics, a nationwide project based at Bennington College in Vermont. By 2025, methane releases could reach 45 million tons each year, which is more GHG than was released by 22 average coal-fired power plants in 2020. These 35 cracker facilities release as much GHG as 35 coal-fired power plants.

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DOE awards $56.5M to 32 coal technology projects

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million in federal funding to 32 cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects for advanced coal technologies and research under six separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). The projects cover a range of topics, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage; rare earth element recovery; coal to products; crosscutting coal R&D; steam turbine efficiency; and advanced materials. million under DE-FOA-0001996, Advancing Steam Turbines for Coal Boilers.

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@LATimes Finds Clean Coal In Tennessee #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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Although Germany, the UK, US, Canada and Ukraine are phasing out domestic coal production capacity, expansion of production capacity in countries such as India and Indonesia is predicted to generate modest annual growth of 1.3% in coal production over the next four years, with output reaching 7.6 Coal production in India, Indonesia and Australia is forecast to grow at respective compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of 10.9%, 3.9%, and 2.3% Coal Forecasts Power Generation

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IEA: global electricity demand growing faster than renewables, driving strong increase in generation from coal

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To achieve this decline, the pathway calls for coal-fired electricity generation to fall by more than 6% a year. Coal Emissions Market Background Power Generation

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Converting Coal Power Plants to Nuclear Gains Steam

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On a planet aspiring to become carbon neutral, the once-stalwart coal power plant is an emerging anachronism. It is true that, in much of the developing world, coal-fired capacity continues to grow. coal plants are planned to shutter by 2035.

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US shift toward wind and solar will cut coal, make EVs cleaner

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Increased use of renewable energy will help reduce electricity generation from coal and natural gas power plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in turn making EVs cleaner.

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US solar and wind expected to reduce coal and natural gas generation to 2025

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Increased US power generation from mostly wind and solar will reduce generation from both coal and natural gas power plants in 2023 and 2024, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) “ Short-Term Energy Outlook.”

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@LATimes I learned in High School During the 70s That Coal Miners Get Black Lung. When Are YOU Going To Learn that Coal Miners Are Assassins With No Regard For Their Victims? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in coal-to-liquids process

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World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world’s main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CT—the conversion of coal to liquid fuels (CTL). The conversion of coal to liquid fuels is especially relevant in coal-rich countries that have to import oil for their supply of liquid fuels—such as China. By 2020, CTL is expected to account for 15% of the coal use in China.

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DOE Coal FIRST Initiative invests $80M in net-zero carbon electricity and hydrogen plants

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected four projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0002180, Design Development and System Integration Design Studies for Coal FIRST Concepts. DOE’s early stage research for the Coal FIRST Initiative supports the development of electricity and hydrogen energy plants that have net-zero carbon emissions.

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India directs Coal India to invest in EVs & charging pods

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India directs Coal India to invest in EVs & charging pods. In its many initiatives, the latest initiative the government’s Coal Ministry has asked state-run Coal India to diversify its interests to areas such as electric vehicles and charging stations.

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X-MAT successfully fabricates full cell battery with ceramic coal composite anode

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X-MAT , the Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics , has successfully fabricated a full cell battery by combining a commercial cathode and its proprietary ceramic coal composite anode. The basic production process involves mixing raw powdered coal with a proprietary resin. This coal composite material is currently undergoing testing and has already achieved more than 450 cycles at a third-party laboratory—a significant step forward in the technology development.

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Portugal closes its last remaining coal plant

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Portugal has shuttered its last remaining coal plant, becoming the fourth country in the European Union to do so, along with Austria, Belgium, and Sweden. more… The post Portugal closes its last remaining coal plant appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE to award $20M to projects to recover rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0001202 ) that will award an estimated $20 million to projects quickly to develop bench scale and pilot scale projects for recovering Rare Earth Elements (REE)—a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table and key components of electronics and renewable energy technologies—from coal and coal byproducts. Coal Electric (Battery) Motors

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Renewables to surpass coal as global electricity source in just 2 years

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The post Renewables to surpass coal as global electricity source in just 2 years appeared first on Electrek. Clean energy achieved momentum globally in 2022, yet it was something destructive that triggered that momentum. more….

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Putting China’s Coal Consumption in Context

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For the first time, the … Continue Reading Putting China’s Coal Consumption in Context. And you thought Halloween was scary. I’m a little surprised by the optimism in this week’s “World Energy Outlook 2022” from the International Energy Agency.

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DOE to award $28.35M for R&D on advanced processing of rare earth elements and critical minerals from coal-based resources

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Phase 1 applications for two areas of interest (AOI) are being sought at this time: AOI 1: Advanced Process Development for Production of Rare Earth Metals (REM) and Co-Production of Critical Minerals (CM) from Coal-Based and Alternate Resources. AOI 2: Production of Critical Minerals (CM) (Excluding Rare Earth Elements or REE) from Coal-Based and Alternate Resources. Coal Manufacturing Market Background Materials Mining

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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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While the number of new clean power-generating plants completed stayed flat year-to-year, the volume of power derived from coal surged to a new high, according to Climatescope , an annual survey of 104 emerging markets conducted by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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DOE awarding $6.5M to 9 large-scale Phase I pilot coal projects

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This FOA, issued in August 2017, is a $50-million funding opportunity for projects supporting cost-shared research and development to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots to demonstrate transformational coal technologies. DOE has supported a range of potentially transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step-change improvements in coal-powered systems. UKy-CAER Heat-integrated Transformative CO2 Capture Process for Pulverized Coal Power Plants.

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TMRC consortium awarded second phase of DOE contract targeting production of mixed rare earth oxides from PA coal waste

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TMRC), an exploration company targeting the heavy rare earths and a variety of other high-value critical elements and industrial minerals, announced that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technical Laboratory (NETL) has selected a TMRC-led consortium to continue a contract targeting the production of rare earths from Pennsylvania coal waste. TMRC’s project partners include Penn State, Jeddo Coal Company and McCarl’s. Texas Mineral Resources Corp.

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DOE awards $1.95M for conceptual designs that extract critical minerals and rare earth elements from coal sources

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million in federal funding to develop conceptual designs of commercially viable technologies that will extract rare earth elements (REEs) from US coal and coal by-product sources. DOE’s Critical Minerals Sustainability Program (previously called the Feasibility of Recovering Rare Earth Elements Program) has demonstrated the technical feasibility of extracting these resources from coal-based materials. Coal Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials Motors

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DOE invests $17.4M in projects to advance recovery of rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected four projects to move on to a second phase of research in their efforts to advance recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts. The following two bench-scale projects were selected under area of interest 1: The University of North Dakota Institute for Energy Studies will use North Dakota sub-bituminous lignite coal and coal-related material as feedstock to test their REE recovery system.

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Air Products to acquire Shell’s coal gasification technology business and patent portfolio for liquids (residue) gasification; coal-to-fuels in China

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Air Products will acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology business as well as Shell’s patent portfolio for Liquids (Residue) Gasification. As a leading industrial gas company, Air Products has extended its onsite supply model to use coal gasification to generate synthesis gas (syngas) for major projects. s (Jinmei Huayu’s) coal-to-clean-fuels project in Jincheng City, Shanxi Province. China Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Fuels Gasification

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Proposed process for low-emissions coal-to-liquids

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The EMS (Earth and Mineral Science) Energy Institute at Penn State has developed a conceptual novel process configuration for producing clean middle-distillate fuels from coal with some algal input with minimal emissions. The Institute was involved for about 20 years in a project intended to develop a coal-derived jet fuel; a number of papers and reports have already been published on that work. Principal inputs are coal, water, non-carbon electricity, and make-up solvent.

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Here’s the good and bad news about coal in 2022

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) today released “Coal 2022,” its annual market report on the fossil fuel’s sector. Here’s where the world currently stands, according to the report, which is considered a global benchmark for the demand, supply, and trade of coal.

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Tesla Megapacks arrive in Hawaii with the state’s last coal shipment

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Tesla Megapacks arrive in Hawaii with the state’s last coal shipment as it shifts its grid to renewables supported by energy storage enabled by batteries like the Megapacks. The post Tesla Megapacks arrive in Hawaii with the state’s last coal shipment appeared first on Electrek.

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@LATimes Says Coal Miners Sacrificed Their Health To Keep Our Lights On. I Say That’s #B T. Let’s Help The Victims In The Sacrifice Zones Created By These Mercenary For-Profit Destroyers #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption. Coal-fired power generation fell by a record 18% year-on-year to its lowest level since 1975. Coal-driven decline. It also marks the end of a decade in which total US coal generation was cut in half.

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Are EVs Charged Mostly By Coal Power in the US?

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One of the common arguments you hear from people in America who are not fans of the idea of electric vehicles is that they are mostly charged from electricity produced from coal power plants. Heavy Coal Using States Accounted for Only 10% of EV Sales in 2020.

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Renewables outproduced coal by 15.5% in the US during first 3 quarters of 2022

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The post Renewables outproduced coal by 15.5% Renewable energy provided almost 23% of electrical generation in the US during the first three quarters of 2022, according to new data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and reviewed by the SUN DAY Campaign. more….

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Tesla Megapacks Arrive In Hawaii, Kicking Coal To The Curb

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Tesla's Megapack battery system is stepping in to fulfill the state’s power requirements after the last shipment of coal

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Britain to end coal power a year early, in 2024

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The deadline to phase out coal from Britain’s energy system has been brought forward by a whole year, to October 2024. more… The post Britain to end coal power a year early, in 2024 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant

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Tesla Megapacks are on their way to Hawaii in order to create a giant new energy storage system that is about to replace the state’s last remaining coal power plant. The post Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant appeared first on Electrek.

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