Waste methane from working mines, coal seam methane extracted from unmined virgin coal and so called “syngas” produced by the gasification of biomass and waste can be used to generate Power using advanced CHP modules. Methane has 21 times the global warming potential of CO2 when released into the atmosphere.
Gas engines help dispose of coal mine gas while harnessing it as an energy source. The potential danger due to the diffuse emission of mine gas and its main constituent methane (25 to 60 percent) is reduced by efficiently using it for power generation. This process avoids the liberation of methane that would otherwise be vented or flared.