Report No. COAL R27, 2004, NS Jones et al.
BGS report commissioned DTI Cleaner Coal Technology Transfer Programme.
BGS study of UK onshore coal resources, for exploitation by both conventional (mining) and new technologies,
and a series of maps to identify prospective areas.
The mining technologies include underground and opencast mining, coal mine methane (CMM) and abandoned mine
The new technologies include underground coal gasification (UCG), virgin coalbed methane (VCBM) and coal
seam-related carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration.
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