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Coal Mine Methane

About 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.

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Recent News

Guía de Mejores Prácticas para un Drenaje y Uso Eficaz del Metano en las Minas de Carbón - the final version in Spanish of Best Practice Guidance on Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines now available
30 January 2015

During the 9th Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane held on 23 October 2014, Mr. Sergey Shumkov who is the representative the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation suggested that the extrabudgetary project titled "Application of Best Practices in Specific Coal Mines could be carried out mostly towards the accomplishment of the activity C of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane Work Plan 2014-2015" Read More

Early drafts of the Best Practice Guidance on Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines in  Mongolian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian are now available for public peer review and comments. All Mongolian- and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -speaking coal mine methane experts are kindly invited to review the publication and send their comments to cmm.energy@unece.org 

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