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OCT-NOV 2017

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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 VOL. 122 NO. 8 October/November 2017 1 feature articles 15 U.S. Prep Plant Census 2017 Interest in processing projects returns 26 Stockpile Volumetrics: The Drone-based Solutions Buyer's Guide Suppliers offer turnkey solutions that reveal a trend toward enabling eventual continuous monitoring 34 Moving More For Less The industry is asking for conveyors with higher capacities, lower energy costs and safer, more reliable components, along with less environmental impact. Here's how system suppliers are meeting those requests. coal in the news 4 MEC, Bowie Partner to Create Canyon Consolidated Resources 4 Armstrong Files for Bankruptcy 4 Alpha Completes Transfer of Idle Assets to Lexington Coal 5 Pruitt Proposes Repeal of Clean Power Plan 7 Luminant to Retire Monticello Plant 8 Process of Transferring Ownership Continues for Navajo Station 9 West Virginia Senators Join Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety Tour 9 Lakeland Hopes for Profitable 2017 Following Hurricane Irma 10 Production Comes to a Halt at Galatia 11 DOE to Fund $26 Million for Carbon Capture Technologies 11 Signal Peak Appeals Judge's Order for Bull Mountain world news 5 Exxaro Signs Long-term Agreement With Transnet 5 CEZ Cuts Power Plant Emissions in Czech Republic 7 Mooiplaats Colliery Sold to MCH 7 Iran's Coal Output Increases 7 Canada's Sherritt Fined for Environmental Incident 9 China to Launch World's Largest Clean Coal Power System by 2020 9 Iran Seeks Mining Investment departments 2 Editorial 4 News 5 World News 6 Dateline Washington 8 People 12 Calendar 40 Operating Ideas 42 Suppliers News 44 Product News 46 Classifieds 48 Legally Speaking This month, Coal Age updates its annual U.S. Prep Plant Census. The total number of plants continues to decline, but two plants were commissioned this year. On the cover, a thickener clarifies process water at an operation that optimized its entire processing stream by improving its fine coal circuit (See Operating Ideas, p. 41). Photo courtesy of FLSmidth. this issue NEWS/ 4 STOCKPILES/ 26 CONVEYORS/ 34 U.S. PREP PLANT CENSUS/ 15

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