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Coal Mine Methane

Group of Experts on 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

IN FOCUS

Thirteenth Annual Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane will be held on 24-25 September 2018 in Geneva.

 

 

A one-day-long technical session titled Turning Coal Mine Methane into an Asset: Implementing Best Practices and Policies will be 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), on 20 June 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan

The Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane participated in the technical session titled Pre-mining methane capture from coal deposits in the context of environmental protection and diversification of gas sources for Poland delivered within the framework of the Gazterm Conference, held 6-9 May in Międzyzdroje, Poland.

UNECE Coal Mine Methane seminar organized by the UNECE Groups of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and on Cleaner Electricity Production will be delivered in cooperation with the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) within the framework of the Global Methane Forum on 16 April 2018 in Toronto, Canada. 

Workshop Coal Mine Methane as a Valuable Energy Source organised by the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane, the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane in Poland (ICE-CMM Poland), and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) was delivered within the framework of the School of Underground Mining on 28 February 2018, in Cracow, Poland. 

HIGHLIGHTS

The opening ceremony of the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane (ICE-CMM) in China took place within the framework of the 19th International Mining Congress of China and was followed by a short workshop organized by the Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co Ltd (SCCG), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

The International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane (ICE-CMM) was officially inaugurated in Katowice, Poland. The Centre is conceived as a non-profit entity established and operating under the auspices of, and in close collaboration with, UNECE and its Group of Experts on CMM. 

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Events

24 to 25 September 2018
Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

20 June 2018
EXPO Congress Centre, Hall 6, Astana, Kazakhstan

06 to 09 May 2018
Hotel Vienna House Amber Baltic, Międzyzdroje, Poland