Coal

PLN to Require 81 Tons of Coal This Year

Indonesian state utility company PLN has estimated that the country will need 81 million metric tons of coal this year to fulfill demand from all of its coal-fired power plants. Demand rose 15 percent from last year’s coal consumption at 70.6 million tons, as some PLN power plants and independent...

The Coal Market Could be Stabilizing and Rebalancing

The news continues to be bleak for the global coal sector. With an announcement last Friday of a moratorium on new coal licensing across the U.S. now hitting the industry. At the same time however, stalwarts of the industry continue to soldier on. With BHP Billiton saying this week that...

India May Increase Coal Imports Soon

Indian coal imports may increase after 2020 as mining and infrastructure constraints stump the nation’s domestic production ambitions, according to consultant CRU Group. Output will expand to 810 million metric tonnes by the end of the decade, less than India’s targeted 1.5 billion tonnes, Matthew Boyle, Sydney-based principal consultant at...

CoAlgae Can Help Meet Future Energy Needs

A NEW fuel, Coalgae, produced from a combination of waste coal dust and algae, could save SA up to 40% of its crude oil imports. Ben Zeelie and his team at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) combined coal dust with algae to form neat, clean-burning briquettes. When heated up, they...

More Than 1,000 New Coal Plants Planned Worldwide

World Resources Institute identifies 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India More than 1,000 coal-fired power plants are being planned worldwide, new research has revealed. The huge planned expansion comes despite warnings from politicians, scientists and campaigners that the planet’s fast-rising carbon emissions...

Govt Expects Rising Income from Coal Despite Weak Output

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is expecting to see rising royalties and fees from the mineral and coal sectors this year despite plunging production due to low selling prices. According to the proposed state budget for 2016, the non-tax income from minerals and coal is targeted to reach Rp...