Coal Mine Methane
The work of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) has a benefit for coal mine safety through improvements in the drainage, recovery and use of coal mine methane. The Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) that promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines. Its activities on recovery and use of methane reduce the risks of explosions in coal mines.
The principal activity of the Group of Experts on CMM is development and dissemination of the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Recovery in Coal Mines (for the updated version please click here). Read more >
Methane Mondays Interviews launched.
Efforts of key figures of the International Centres of Excellence on Coal Mine Methanete in Poland and in China recognized at the 30th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy held on 22-24 September 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Two panel discussions on matters particularly interesting to the Group of Experts on CMM, i.e. methane management (high-level panel and technical session) and just transition were held at the 30th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy.
ECE Executive Secretary, Ms. Olga Algayerova, delivers a keynote speech titled Opportunity for Global Action on Methane: International Decade of Methane Management at the online event A Call to Action on Methane: an international dialogue hosted by the GMI. Please click a link to the video to watch her address.
Effective actions to reduce methane emissions
Note by Raymond Pilcher, Chair, Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
A document presented at the 29th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (November 2020)
Electronic version of the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Recovery and Use from Abandoned Coal Mines available also in Russian, Spanish and Chinese.