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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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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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 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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Study finds methane emissions from coal mines ~50% higher than previously thought

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The amount of methane released into the atmosphere as a result of coal mining is likely approximately 50% higher than previously estimated, according to research presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The higher estimate is due mainly to two factors: methane that continues to be emitted from thousands of abandoned mines and the higher methane content in coal seams that are ever deeper, according to chief author Nazar Kholod of PNNL.

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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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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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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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@LATimes Finds Clean Coal In Tennessee #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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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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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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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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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.

@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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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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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 hydrogen hubs might be as dirty as coal if clean hydrogen isn't defined, experts caution

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Federally funded hydrogen hubs have the potential to reduce emissions, but could also be as dirty as coal without proper oversight, a group of experts warned.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on a former coal mining site

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West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on the site of the 5,800-acre Hobet Mine, one of the state’s largest former coal mines, which went bankrupt in 2015. The post West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on a former coal mining site appeared first on Electrek.

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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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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EIA forecasts US fossil fuel production to reach new highs in 2023

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After declining in 2020, the combined production of US fossil fuels (including natural gas, crude oil, and coal) increased by 2% in 2021 to 77.14 Crude oil accounted for 30%, coal for 15%, and natural gas plant liquids (NGPLs) for 9%. Coal Forecasts Market Background Natural Gas Oil

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The largest solar farm in Kentucky will be built on a former coal mine

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A 200 megawatt (MW) solar farm will be built on a former coal mine in eastern Kentucky. It will be the largest solar project in Kentucky and will provide employment opportunities for former coal workers.

@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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Watch Loads Of Pickup Trucks Coal-Rolling Teslas

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It seems coal-rolling Teslas is becoming quite popular

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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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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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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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Biden bans import of Russian oil, gas, coal with immediate effect; Putin to block exports of “certain products and raw materials”

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President Joe Biden issued an executive order banning the importation from Russia of crude oil; petroleum; petroleum fuels, oils, and products of their distillation; liquefied natural gas; coal; and coal products. The ban is effective immediately; the US is blocking any new purchases of Russian energy. The US will allow a 45-day wind-down period for deliveries of existing purchases that were already contracted. In 2021, Russian oil was just under 10% of US overall imports of oil.

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Coal rebound: Global CO2 emissions were at a record high in 2021

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 6% in 2021, reaching their highest level ever due to increased use of coal power plants, according to new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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EPA power to reel in coal power emissions challenged, now elevated to Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court is considering a case that challenges the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants.

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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DOE Lab, partners find high concentrations of rare earth elements in American coal basins

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has found high rare earth element (REE) concentrations in coal samples taken from the Illinois, Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, Rocky Mountain Coal Basins, and the Pennsylvania Anthracite region. Meanwhile, UK analyzed western Kentucky bituminous coal in the Illinois Coal Basin, and XLight Corporation investigated coal-related materials in the Eastern Pennsylvania Anthracite Region.

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Coal-tar-based pavement sealant a major source of PAH contamination in Milwaukee streams

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Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is the primary source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to streambed sediments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a US Geological Survey and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District open-access study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Pavement sealants that contain coal tar, a known human carcinogen, have extremely high levels of PAHs. Coal Health Sustainability

Mini Strip concept, hydrogen from coal, EV tax credit limits: Today’s Car News

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Looking at end use, hydrogen from coal is dirtier than coal combustion. “Blue” hydrogen production facilities using coal or fossil fuels, such as. The Senate votes to reel in an EV tax credit expansion, although it might not mean much yet.

Coal will make up 85% of electric generating capacity retirements in 2022 – Here’s why

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gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity to retire during 2022, and the vast majority of those scheduled retirements – 85% – are coal-fired power plants, reports the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) today. US electricity generator operators have scheduled 14.9

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