Coal firm claims world’s largest methane power plant

A Chinese coal mining firm claims to have built the world's largest facility to generate power from methane gas emitted during mining operations.

About 99 per cent of the methane gas emitted as a by-product from coal mining can be used by the facility, which would have a maximum capacity of 30 MW, reports Xinhua news agency.

The Lu’an Group’s Methane Gas Research Institute says that the facility in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.4 million tonnes per year.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...