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MAR 2017

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MARCH 2017 VOL. 122 NO. 2 March 2017 1 feature articles 14 IGCC Technology Coming of Age Eyeballed by Asia and Europe, tested in the U.S. at a cost, gasification power proves promising 20 New Initiatives Launched to Improve Coal-fired Power Recognizing the benefits of coal-fired power, the industry takes advantage of technical attention coming from several directions 29 Using Operational Experience to Better Engineer Projects DRA Taggart is looking to expand globally while maintaining its leadership position in North America 32 Jennmar Solves the Pumpable Resin Riddle New automated resin injection system should improve safety for operators in weak ground conditions 35 Delivering Wet Fuel to the Fire Saturated coal does not have to dampen plant efficiency coal in the news 4 EIA: Coal Production to Increase in 2017 4 Peabody Energy Announces Closing of $1B Offering 5 North American Expects Improvements in 2017 6 Analyst Questions DP&L Decision to Side With Sierra Club 7 Cloud Peak Energy Modifies Agreements With Westshore Terminals, BNSF Railway 7 Alpha Natural Resources Completes Sale of Assets in Eastern Kentucky 9 Dynegy Comes Out of Bankruptcy in Good Financial Standing 9 New Owners of Gavin Power Plant Will Keep it in Operation 11 Owners of Navajo Plant Vote for 2019 lease Extension 11 American Coal Council and Coal Trading Association Combine 12 Contura to Increase its Interest in DTA 12 EPA to Act on Waters of the United States Rule world news 5 Drummond Posts Record Year in Coal Exports 6 Chinese Miners Benefit From Improving Coal Prices 7 India Pushes Coal Production Despite Weak Demand departments 2 Editorial 4 News 5 World News 8 Dateline Washington 9 People 10 Awards 12 Calendar 39 Operating Ideas 42 Suppliers News 44 Product News 47 Classifieds 48 Legally Speaking This month, Coal Age takes an in-depth look at advances in coal power generation. On the cover, Mississippi Power's 582-MW Kemper County Energy Facility, America's newest coal power plant, champions both an integrated gasifier system that converts coal into syngas and a market- able slag, and carbon capture technology that traps CO 2 for enhanced oil recovery. Sited next to a coal mine, it is at once the largest of its kind in the world, an undeniable engineering coup to advocates, and a foun- tainhead of ire to critics. (Photo courtesy of Mississippi Power) this issue NEWS/4 ROOF BOLTING/20 PLANT ENGINEERING/29 COAL-FIRED POWER/14

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