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Coal Mine Methane Country Profiles

The fourth edition of the Coal Mine Methane Country Profiles (formerly the Coal Mine Methane Global Overview) was published in June 2015. It 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. new Several Country Profiles were updated in 2020 and are available below.

An International Coal Mine Methane Projects List 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 periodically as new information becomes available. 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, 381 pp, 13.8 MB)

TOC, Executive Summary, and Introduction (PDF, 33 pp, 4.75 MB)
Chapter 1: Argentina (PDF, 8 pp, 880 KB)*
Chapter 2: Australia (PDF, 15 pp, 1.2 MB)*
Chapter 3: Botswana (PDF, 7 pp, 890 KB)
Chapter 4: Brazil (PDF, 7 pp, 950 KB)*
Chapter 5: Bulgaria (PDF, 7 pp, 1 MB)*
Chapter 6: Canada (PDF, 15 pp, 1.6 MB)*
Chapter 7: China — Updated 2020 (PDF, 13 pp, 1.5 MB)*

Chapter 8: Colombia (PDF, 9 pp, 1.1 MB)*
Chapter 9: Czech Republic (PDF, 8 pp, 1.2 MB)
Chapter 10: Ecuador (PDF, 5 pp, 850 KB)*
Chapter 11: Finland (PDF, 4 pp, 810 KB)*
Chapter 12: France (PDF, 5 pp, 1 MB)
Chapter 13: Georgia (PDF, 7 pp, 1.1 MB)*
Chapter 14: Germany (PDF, 9 pp, 1.2 MB)*
Chapter 15: Hungary (PDF, 6 pp, 900 KB)
Chapter 16: India — Updated 2020 (PDF, 12 pp, 877 KB)*
Chapter 17: Indonesia (PDF, 9 pp, 1.1 MB)*
Chapter 18: Italy (PDF, 7 pp, 930 KB)*
Chapter 19: Japan (PDF, 5 pp, 920 KB)*
Chapter 20: Kazakhstan — Updated 2020 (PDF, 11 pp, 700 KB)*
Chapter 21: Mexico — Updated 2020 (PDF, 9 pp, 720 KB)*
Chapter 22: Mongolia (PDF, 17 pp, 1.6 MB)*
Chapter 23: New Zealand (PDF, 8 pp, 1.1 MB)
Chapter 24: Nigeria (PDF, 8 pp, 860 KB)*
Chapter 25: Pakistan (PDF, 7 pp, 1.1 MB)*
Chapter 26: Philippines (PDF, 10 pp, 960 KB)*
Chapter 27: Poland (PDF, 9 pp, 955 KB)*
Chapter 28: Republic of Korea (PDF, 7 pp, 920 KB)*
Chapter 29: Romania (PDF, 7 pp, 920 KB)
Chapter 30: Russia — Updated 2020 (PDF, 12 pp, 914 KB)*
Chapter 31: South Africa (PDF, 11 pp, 1.2 MB)
Chapter 32: Spain (PDF, 6 pp, 920 KB)
Chapter 33: Turkey — Updated 2020 (PDF, 10 pp, 775 KB)*
Chapter 34: Ukraine (PDF, 14 pp, 1 MB)*
Chapter 35: United Kingdom (PDF, 14 pp, 1.2 MB)*
Chapter 36: United States (PDF, 15 pp, 2.1 MB)*
Chapter 37: Vietnam — Updated 2020 (PDF, 9 pp, 460 KB)*

* Global Methane Initiative member country

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