Waste Coal Mine Gas

EDL owns and operates a large portfolio of waste coal mine gas (WCMG) powered stations in Australia. WCMG is produced during the coal mining process as methane gas trapped in coal seams is released. As this product can be a safety hazard and a challenge to mining operations, it is extracted by mine ventilation and coal seam drainage. Historically a waste product that is vented or flared, the extracted methane is used by EDL as a power generation fuel – delivering reliable, sustainable and affordable energy and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Fresh air into mine
  • Methane draingage plant
  • Generator
  • Transformer
  • Wells/bores drilled in coal seam
  • Mine workings 500m below surface
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Waste Coal Mine Gas renewable energy generation