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Mining People Magazine


“Coal FIRST is develop-

ing technologies to con-

vert coal to hydrogen,

which also has zero or even

negative carbon dioxide

emissions, which can be

used for electricity genera-

tion, transportation, or be stored for later

use. A second area is the developing of

carbon capture, utilization, and storage

(CCUS) technology which is proving we

can produce reliable energy and maintain

America’s position as the world leader in

energy-related emissions reduction. This

technology is not only focused on coal

and gas electricity production emission;

recently, DOE announced $131 million in

funding for CCUS research and develop-

ment with a specific focus on industrial-

sourced emissions. Additionally, DOE’s

“carbon utilization” investments are mak-

ing significant advances in turning carbon

dioxide from coal and other sources into

high-value products such as plastic. The

innovative technologies developed by

entrepreneurs in industry, academia, and

at NETL produce high-value products like

building material, carbon fiber, and 3D

printing materials from coal feedstocks.











Also underway are efforts to extract the

critical and rare earth minerals needed to

make high-tech products, batteries, and

critical defense infrastructure from coal

and its products,”

– Dan Brouillette, US Secretary of En-


“The macro environ-

ment is unlike anything

we have seen before;


is something of a perfect

storm for us to position

ourselves in the gold sec-

tor. There is a lot of money

seeking exposure to gold and I can’t see

that slowing in the short term with what is

going on here and in the rest of the world

… and at some point I expect we will see

more takeovers and big ticket deals as a

flow on effect.”

– MetalsTech Chairman Russell Moran

“TVA and LCRI (Low-Car-

bon Resources Initiative)

partners are committed to

developing clean energy


that will help

lead to a sustainable, reli-

able, and lower carbon future that ben-

efits everyone. To build long-term suc-

cess, it is critical to have clearly defined

plans to reach zero carbon goals. We are

pleased to be a part of an initiative that

provides a realistic roadmap to help drive

our nation from where we are to where

we want to be.”

– Jeff Lyash, President/CEO, Tennessee

Valley Authority.

“We are facing an incredible opportu-

nity and a critical need to accelerate

the commercialization of clean energy


We need to embrace this

opportunity for economic and environ-

mental reasons: to reduce emissions as

well as to create sustainable clean ener-

gy jobs to propel the US out of economic

crisis we face. Partnerships and collabo-

ration across public and private entities

are critical to enable the necessary in-

novations and develop a systematic ap-

proach to new technologies needed to

address climate change effectively.”

– Jennifer States, director for Blue Econ-

omy at DNV GL

“A new study suggests that with the