The training course was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in support of the Global Methane Initiative (GMI). It introduces principles for assessing the potential of developing projects to capture and/or use Coal Mine Methane (CMM). The introduced general approach should be underpinned by mine-specific data and analyses, allowing the principles to be tailored to the unique conditions at each mine. Ideally, such an assessment will lead to project development and implementation.
The training shoud be of use to CMM project developers, third parties, mining company personnel, and government officials. It is divided into eight modules, which are available below, as well as on the GMI’s website dedicated to the training.
- Module 1: Introduction and Objectives [view text version]
- Module 2: Mine Background Information and Evaluation [view text version]
- Module 3: Resource Assessment [view text version]
- Module 4: Forecasting Methane Production from Gas Drainage Systems [view text version]
- Module 5: Improvements to Gas Drainage [view text version]
- Module 7: Market, Risk, and Financial Analyses [view text verson]
- Module 8: Case Study – Liulong Mine, China [view text verson]