National Coal Council to meet on CO2 utilization report

The U.S. Department of Energy will have a notice in the Aug. 8 Federal Register announcing an Aug. 30  virtual meeting via the internet of the National Coal Council.

The National Coal Council, which advises the DOE Secretary on coal policy matters, will meet that day for the sole purpose of receiving the report “CO2 Building Blocks: Assessing CO2 Utilization Options” from the Coal Policy Committee. The council membership will be asked to accept the report and forward it to the U.S. Secretary of Energy.

The draft white paper will be available on the council’s website on Aug. 25 at: http://www.nationalcoalcouncil.org/Documents/CO2-Building-Blocks-2016.pdf

More information can be obtained from Daniel Matuszak, U.S. Department of Energy, Telephone 202-586-6915.

Much of the council’s focus in recent years has been on CO2 capture, storage and now utilization issues, since CO2 capture is a key to coal industry and coal-fired power survival in a carbon-constrained world.

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