You may have missed EmberClear

You may have missed EmberClear

PostBy: snuffy On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:31 am

February 6 was the announcement for a clean coal power plant that apparently collected all of its permits to construct and operate a $800MM facility in the Good Springs area. Upon reading this, my hair stood on end because its located in the region where quite a bit of good coal is located. The company secured rights for about 55 million tons of coal in that area.

What worries me is this won't be the last company to take advantage of this coal. EmberClear is a Canadian company, one of the few nations having the wealth wherewithal to invest heavily in such technology. The Chinese have been spooking around this area quite a bit lately and have purchased a few local companies. It won't take long till they hunt down the minerals we have here. They look at this as a strategic advantage. I, a mere mortal seeking to heat my home as inexpensively as possible, am worried that costs will increase dramatically and supply diminish rapidly. Keep in mind that three well known suppliers are in this specific area - Superior Coal, Hegins Coal, and supplier located just off the Hegins I-81 exit.

Here is the link to the article if anyone care to read it. I know the coal fields are supposedly large, but it's not an infinite supply! http://republicanherald.com/news/forefr ... -1.1100867
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Re: You may have missed EmberClear

PostBy: cntbill On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:17 am

Just what we need, Another foreign country... How the heck can something like this legal?
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Re: You may have missed EmberClear

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:27 am

There is already one at 209 and 81.
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Re: You may have missed EmberClear

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:29 pm

I knew there were some power plants burning culm banks, but this is the first I have heard of one intended to burn freshly-mined anthracite. I am surprised that they can be competitive with plants burning bituminous.

-Rob
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Re: You may have missed EmberClear

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:41 pm

snuffy wrote:February 6 was the announcement for a clean coal power plant that apparently collected all of its permits to construct and operate a $800MM facility in the Good Springs area. Upon reading this, my hair stood on end because its located in the region where quite a bit of good coal is located. The company secured rights for about 55 million tons of coal in that area.

What worries me is this won't be the last company to take advantage of this coal. EmberClear is a Canadian company, one of the few nations having the wealth wherewithal to invest heavily in such technology. The Chinese have been spooking around this area quite a bit lately and have purchased a few local companies. It won't take long till they hunt down the minerals we have here. They look at this as a strategic advantage. I, a mere mortal seeking to heat my home as inexpensively as possible, am worried that costs will increase dramatically and supply diminish rapidly. Keep in mind that three well known suppliers are in this specific area - Superior Coal, Hegins Coal, and supplier located just off the Hegins I-81 exit.

Here is the link to the article if anyone care to read it. I know the coal fields are supposedly large, but it's not an infinite supply! http://republicanherald.com/news/forefr ... -1.1100867

Probably one of many reasons Why Summit Anthracite is changing over to recycle glass at the breaker instead of mining or processing coal that is right in there back yard .

Sherman gets most of there coal right off I-81 close to exit 116 / zerbe's airport raod
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