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Title: Conversion of Coal Mine Gas to LNG

This project evolved from a 1995, DOE-NETL competitive solicitation for practical CMM capture and utilization concepts. Appalachian Pacific was one of three companies selected to proceed with the construction and operation of a cost-shared demonstration plant. In the course of trying to proceed with this demonstration plant, AP examined several liquefaction technologies, discussed obtaining rights to coal mine methane with a number of coal companies, explored marketing potential with a wide variety of customers in many sections of the United States, studied in great detail the impact of a carbon credit exchange, and developed a suite of analytical tools with which to evaluate possible project options. In the end, the newness of the product, reluctance on the part of the coal companies to venture away from time tested practices, difficulty with obtaining financing, the failure of a carbon credit market to develop and the emergence of shale derived gas production prevented a demonstration plant from being built.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1240374
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-00NT40978
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Appalachian-Pacific, LLC, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS