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2011 U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference
Sponsored by US EPA's Coalbed Methane Outreach Program

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Park City, Utah
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October 18 – 20, 2011
Marriott Park City Hotel, Park City, Utah USA

Tuesday, October 18

7:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Felicia Ruiz, U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
8:45 a.m.
Keynote Address (PDF) (45 pp, 4.2MB)
Randy Udall Energy Analyst and former director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) in western Colorado
Policy and Legal Update
Moderator: Felicia Ruiz, U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
9:30 a.m.
EPA Activities to Promote Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization (PDF) (35 pp, 887K)
Jayne Somers and Felicia Ruiz, U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
10:15 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m.
Issues Affecting Coal Mine Methane Projects on Federal Lands (PDF) (7 pp, 648K)
Benjamin "Frank" Martin, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
12:15 p.m.
Costs and Incentives for CMM Projects
Moderator: Jayne Somers, U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
1:45 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
CMM Methodologies and RPS Provisions (PDF) (36 pp, 431K)
Michael Cote, Ruby Canyon Engineering
3:15 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Day One Concluding Remarks
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Wednesday, October 19

8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Check-In Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Review of Day One
Jayne Somers, U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
9:15 a.m.
Moderated Roundtable Discussion on Global Ventilation Air Methane Mitigation Opportunities (PDF) (7 pp, 1.2MB)
Facilitated by: Clark Talkington, Advisor, Penfield Group, Ltd.

Panelists Include:

Deborah Kosmack, Consol Energy, on CONSOL Energy's two commercial-scale ventilation air methane abatement projects (PDF) (37 pp, 2.2MB).

Ken Zak, MEGTEC Systems, on achievements in carbon credit generation and the long-term operability of VAM processing systems (PDF) (26 pp, 1.6MB).

Nicolas Duplessis, Biothermica, on the accomplishments of the VAM abatement project at Walter Energy shaft 4-9 and future developments (PDF) (30 pp, 1.1MB).

(Roundtable Discussion will include a Networking Break at 10:30 a.m.)

12:00 p.m.
CMM Project Opportunities around the Globe
Moderator: Mendbayar Badarch, Mongolia Nature and Environment Consortium
1:30 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
Outlook for CMM in Mexico and Colombia (PDF) (27 pp, 1.5MB)
Jonathan R. Kelafant, Advanced Resources International
3:00 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m.
China: Status of CMM Projects and Outlook for a Post-CDM Era (PDF) (53 pp, 1.3MB)
Raymond C. Pilcher, Raven Ridge Resources
4:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

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