• English

Meetings & Events

{{filtered.length}} / {{meetings.length}}
{{ search | json }}
{{ search.area | json }}
{{ search.year | json }}
{{ search.$ | json }}

List of Meetings and Events on {{selectedDate | date:'fullDate'}}

List of meetings for {{search.year}}

List of Meetings and Events - All

World Mining Congress

20 June 2018

EXPO Congress Centre, Hall 6, Astana, Kazakhstan

A one-day-long technical session on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) was delivered jointly by the Group of Experts on CMM and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) within the framework of the 25th World Mining Congress (WMC). 

The event titled Turning Coal Mine Methane into an Asset: Implementing Best Practices and Policies took place on 20 June 2018 in Hall 6 of the EXPO Congress Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan.

WMC is a major global mining industry’s event bringing together international specialists and scientists since 1958. The jubilee 25th edition titled Innovational Excellence as a step forward to world mining growth addressed such matters as geologic exploration, mining and processing, risk assessment, and international fundraising. It featured numerous thematic sessions covering a wide range of important issues that arise along the entire value chain of various solid mineral extractive industries.The Congress welcomed senior officials from different countries, leading international experts, investors, financial institutions, and renown universities. 

The objective of the joint UNECE-GMI session was to disseminate and encourage implementation of best practices in CMM drainage and utilization, and to promote policies that facilitate development of CMM projects.

To learn more about the UNECE-GMI session please see below the agenda of the event and the presentations that were delivered by our experts.

To learn more about WMC please visit the home page of the Congress

Other Links:

An overview of the event and of the mining industry in Kazakhstan prepared by the organizer of the event.

A blog article describing the UNECE-GMI session written by Dr. Lesley Sloss from IEA Clean Coal Centre.

Document Title  & SymbolENGFRERUS
Session One: Global Methane Initiative and UNECE Group of Experts on CMM: Partnering to Reduce Emissions from Coal Mining Activities
The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) and its Role in Promoting CMM Utilization
Ms. Volha Roshchanka, Environmental Specialist, U.S. EPA
The UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
Mr. Michal Drabik, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 
An Introduction to the International Centres of Excellence on CMM: Poland and China
ICE-CMM Poland
Mr. Jacek Skiba, Chief Specialist, Experimental Mine "Barbara", GIG - Central Mining Institute
Mr. Liu Jiangao, Original Director, New Industry Development Bureau, Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co., Ltd 
An Introduction: Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Recovery in Coal Mines
Mr. Raymond C. Pilcher, Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
Session Two:  CMM, AMM and VAM Projects
Policies and Economics for CMM/AMM/VAM Project Development
Getting it Right: Policies that Provide a Solid Foundation for the Development of CMM/AMM and VAM Projects
Ms. Meredydd Evans, Senior Staff Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The Economics of Successful Project Development
Mr. Jonathan Kelafant, Senior Vice President, Advanced Resources International
Session Three: Drainage and Utilization of Methane from Active Underground and Surface Mines
CMM Utilization in Donbass and potential application in Kazakhstan
CMM capture and its use in selected urban areas in Donbas
Mr. Yurii Bobrov, Executive Director, The Association of Mining Towns of Donbass
Recent CMM project in Donbass area and plans for adapting experience in Kazakhstan
Mr. Andrey Garanin, Director of UMG for Kazakhstan and CA
Opportunities for methane drainage and CMM extraction in India
Mr. Peeyush Kumar, Director, Ministry of Coal, Government of India
Perspectives for Surface Mine Methane (SMM)
Surface Mining Worldwide: Emission Reduction Project Opportunities – Barriers and Possible Solutions
Mr. Raymond C. Pilcher, Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
Possible SMM experimental capture in conditions of Kazakhstan pits
Mr. Evgeny Alekseev, Deputy Director, Methane Center PA
Best Practices in Managing Degassing/Outbursts
Modern approach to coal and gas outburst prevention
Mr.  Alexey Shalashinkiy, DMT/IMC Montan
Improving gas outburst management at gassy low permeability coal seams at the Karaganda coalfield
Mr. Sergazy Baimukhametov, Advisor Director of Coal Department, ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC 
Technique and Results of the Measurement of Gas Content and Permeability of Coal Seams in Underground Mines
Mr. Oleg V. Tailakov, Deputy Director of Institute of Coal, Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal Chemistry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Case studies on degassing at active mines in Kazakhstan
Mr. Clemens Backhaus, Engineer, A-TEC Anlagentechnik GmbH
Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) Projects: Opportunities and Challenges 
VAM processing - international experiences from proven technology
Mr. Richard Mattus, Consultant, RM Business Consulting
Destruction and Utilization of Coal Mine Ventilation Air Methane in China
Mr. Steven Wan, Fortman (Beijing) Clean Energy Technology
Session Four: Best Practices in Drainage and Utilization of Methane from Abandoned / Closed Mines
Optimizing Abandoned Mine Methane Resources at Abandoned Mines in the United States
Mr. Michael Coté, President, Ruby Canyon Engineering
Case study from Germany on the degassing and utilisation of mine gas from abandoned mines
Mr. Clemens Backhaus, Engineer, A-TEC Anlagentechnik GmbH
The state of methane emissions from the liquidated mines and the experience of using methane gas from the waste spaces of the operating mines of the Karaganda coal basin
Mr. Magsud Yalymov, Chief miner on subsoil, ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, and
Mr. Sergey Morozov, Specialist on Subsoil of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC