2008 EPA M2M GRANT: Feasibility Study for Recovery and Utilization of Coal Mine Methane in Jharia, Bokaro & Raniganj Coalfields in India

Coal Mines
Geographical Focus
Jharkhand and West Bengal Provinces 
Description of Project
This grant was awarded to conduct a feasibility study on the recovery and utilization of coal mine methane in the Jharia, Bokaro & Raniganj coalfields in India. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
India, United States
Instrumental Organizations
Central Inst. of Mining and Fuel Research
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
Results and Outcomes
This project would provide data on coal mine methane/ventilation air methane/abandoned mine methane in key gassy coal regions of India. The ventilation air methane data would come from 10 working mines. There would also be an analysis of production potential and cost-effectiveness of a range of utilization technologies in these mines.  
Additional Documentation
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Ajay

Last Name: Kumar Singh

Organization Name: Central Inst. of Mining and Fuel Research

Email: ajayabha@yahoo.com

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: $311,675


Description of In-Kind Support: