Tools and ResourcesCoal Mine Methane Country Profiles

This is the third edition of the Coal Mine Methane Country Profiles (formerly the Coal Mine Methane Global Overview), updated in December 2010. This document contains individual, comprehensive profiles that characterize the coal and coal mine methane sectors of 37 countries—29 Global Methane Initiative partners and an additional eight coal-producing nations. The Executive Summary provides summary tables that include statistics on coal reserves, coal production, methane emissions, and CMM project activity.

An International Coal Mine Methane Projects Database Exiting Global Methane Initiative accompanies this document. It contains detailed and comprehensive information on more than 200 CMM recovery and utilization projects around the world. Project information in the database is updated regularly.

This document will be updated annually. Suggestions for updates and revisions can be submitted to the Administrative Support Group and will be incorporated into the document as appropriate.

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Complete document (PDF, 342 pp, 5.8 MB)

TOC, Executive Summary, and Introduction (PDF, 29 pp, 417 KB)
Chapter 1: Argentina (PDF, 7 pp, 144 KB)*
Chapter 2: Australia (PDF, 11 pp, 197 KB)*
Chapter 3: Botswana (PDF, 6 pp, 131 KB)
Chapter 4: Brazil (PDF, 9 pp, 175 KB)*
Chapter 5: Bulgaria (PDF, 6 pp, 127 KB)*
Chapter 6: Canada (PDF, 14 pp, 419 KB)*
Chapter 7: China (PDF, 12 pp, 236 KB)*
Chapter 8: Colombia (PDF, 9 pp, 240 KB)*
Chapter 9: Czech Republic (PDF, 9 pp, 320 KB)
Chapter 10: Ecuador (PDF, 4 pp, 147 KB)*
Chapter 11: Finland (PDF, 3 pp, 117 KB)*
Chapter 12: France (PDF, 5 pp, 129 KB)
Chapter 13: Georgia (PDF, 6 pp, 216 KB)*
Chapter 14: Germany (PDF, 8 pp, 268 KB)*
Chapter 15: Hungary (PDF, 7 pp, 217 KB)
Chapter 16: India (PDF, 12 pp, 207 KB)*
Chapter 17: Indonesia (PDF, 9 pp, 409 KB)*
Chapter 18: Italy (PDF, 7 pp, 166 KB)*
Chapter 19: Japan (PDF, 5 pp, 192 KB)*
Chapter 20: Kazakhstan (PDF, 8 pp, 237 KB)*
Chapter 21: Mexico (PDF, 11 pp, 226 KB)*
Chapter 22: Mongolia (PDF, 11 pp, 219 KB)*
Chapter 23: New Zealand (PDF, 7 pp, 173 KB)
Chapter 24: Nigeria (PDF, 7 pp, 177 KB)*
Chapter 25: Pakistan (PDF, 7 pp, 169 KB)*
Chapter 26: Philippines (PDF, 8 pp, 238 KB)*
Chapter 27: Poland (PDF, 9 pp, 231 KB)*
Chapter 28: Republic of Korea (PDF, 7 pp, 307 KB)*
Chapter 29: Romania (PDF, 8 pp, 224 KB)
Chapter 30: Russia (PDF, 11 pp, 275 KB)*
Chapter 31: South Africa (PDF, 12 pp, 236 KB)
Chapter 32: Spain (PDF, 6 pp, 152 KB)
Chapter 33: Turkey (PDF, 6 pp, 221 KB)*
Chapter 34: Ukraine (PDF, 11 pp, 253 KB)*
Chapter 35: United Kingdom (PDF, 14 pp, 362 KB)*
Chapter 36: United States (PDF, 15 pp, 425 KB)*
Chapter 37: Vietnam (PDF, 6 pp, 151 KB)*

* Global Methane Initiative member country

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