Coalbed Methane Outreach Program

Russian Federation

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The Russian Federation ranks 6th in global coal production – nearly 335 million metric tons (Mmt) in 2012 – and 3rd in coal mine methane (CMM) emissions, which are projected to exceed 60 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) by 2020. An overview of the Russian Federation’s coal mining history and current methane recovery and use efforts can be found in the Global Methane Initiative Coal Mine Methane Country Profile: Russian Federation (June 2015) (PDF) (14 pp, 1 MB) Exit.



  • Uglemetan - Russian Federation CMM/CBM Clearinghouse Exit – Based in Kemerovo, Uglemetan was established in April 2002 on the foundation created by the work of the Russian Federation Coalbed Methane Center. Uglemetan is organized as an autonomous not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting CBM/CMM recovery and utilization in the Russian Federation and other countries of the Former Soviet Union.

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