Clean Coal
Carbon Sequestration
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Discards
 
 
 
 
 
discards
The result of the beneficiation of South African coals are the generation of approximately 60-million tonnes per annum of discard coal, which is estimated to have already accumulated to more than 1-billion tonnes.

While these large amounts of carbonaceous material negatively affect the environment, they also contain significant amounts of usable coal. Discard coal is a major concern to the DME regarding the potential environmental impact in the future. It should also be seen as a major resource that could provide economic opportunities.

In 2001, the Department of Energy commissioned a survey to establish an inventory of the discard and duff coal in South Africa.

Download the national inventory discard and duff coal: 2001 summary report get link
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