Although Methane emissions are and can be extremely dangerous, and Methane accounts for Global Warming, however if efforts are put towards the capture and use of methane from coal mines at the production stage, it will be beneficial to all.
Most of the developed nations like United States, Canada, Australia, and other European nations have already started trapping coal bed methane to reduce the environmental impact and on the other hand monetize the gas thus produced.
As well said, “Trapping Methane is far better than, leaving the mine workers trapped in a coal mine with methane.”
People across the world have been campaigning for a better and secure environment for coal mine workers, and are longing for a clean energy future. Capturing methane from the coal bed, will allow us achieve both the objectives.
Recently there has been a surge in tapping into the potential of Coal Bed Methane by developing countries as well. Coal India limited announced there plan to develop coal mine methane from its mining areas. Indonesia and China have already started taking advantage of their coal bed methane reserves.