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CLRD Experts on methane talk at CIMFR

18 October 2011

DHANBAD: Experts of fuel and mining from different parts of the country on Monday debated on the use of methane as source of energy and felt the gas from coal mines in the country can be tapped through “carbon capture” to help reduce air pollution.

A workshop on coal bed methane has been jointly organized by the Central

Institute of Mining and Fuel Research and the US’s United Protection Agency from Monday. About 35 experts are attending the workshop which will conclude on October 21.

Amlendu Sinha, the CIMFR director, while inaugurating the workshop said earlier methane was left in the environment causing air pollution. Now, technologies have been developed through which alternate application of the gas can be made. Methane is hazardous if it is left in the coalmines as it can lead to fire, and it can be hazardous, too, if left in the environment. Now, the scientists have developed carbon capturing through which the methane left in the air can be captured and used as source of energy for the vehicles too….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/CLRD-Experts-on-methane-talk-at-CIMFR/articleshow/10397731.cms

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Written by csirindia

October 19, 2011 at 6:52 am

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