2008 EPA M2M GRANT: Development of Guidelines & Technical Evaluation for Degassing Coal Mine Methane in Advance from Mining to Reduce Methane Emissions in the Southern Shanxi Province of China

Coal Mines
Geographical Focus
Blacksburg Virginia, USA/ Shanxi province, China 
Description of Project
This grant supports the development of guidelines and a technical evaluation on degassing coal mine methane, identify methods for development of viable CBM degasification and conduct a study of economically feasible methods of gas delivery to consumers in the Southern Shanxi Province of China. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
China, United States
Instrumental Organizations
Virginia Tech
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
Results and Outcomes
This project is to develop a handbook as an add-on to exploratory drilling planned by AAGI in coal bed methane (CBM) concession area in Shanxi, evaluate current as well as cutting edge technology in CBM degasification, and identify a set of methods for development of viable CBM degasification as well as a set of methods for the development of viable CBM degasification programs, finally, this project is to identify the most economically feasible methods for delivery of gas to consumers.  
Additional Documentation
Final Handbook (PDF)
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Michael E.

Last Name: Karmis

Organization Name: Virginia Tech

Email: mkarmis@vt.edu

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: $300,000


Description of In-Kind Support: