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Poland ranks 9th in global coal production – nearly 145 million metric tons (Mmt) in 2012 – and 11th in coal mine methane (CMM) emissions, which are projected to approach 9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) by 2020. An overview of Poland’s coal mining history and current methane recovery and use efforts can be found in the Global Methane Initiative Coal Mine Methane Country Profile: Poland (June 2015) (PDF) (17 pp, 2 MB) Exit
- Pre-feasibility Study for Coal Mine Methane Drainage and Utilization at the KWK "Pniówek" Coal Mine, Poland (September 2015)
To support GMI core activities, as well as the coal-specific action plan developed by the Initiative, EPA has awarded three grants for projects in Poland promoting CMM recovery and utilization.
- Abandoned Mine Feasibility Study and Coal Mine Methane to Liquefied Natural Gas Assessment ("Zory" Coal Mine) Exit
- Detailed Characteristics of the Ventilation Air Methane Emissions from Ten Gassy Underground Coal Mines in Poland Exit
- Pre-Feasibility Study for Degasification and Methane Capture Before Mining at the Pawlowice 1 Coal Field Exit