"Our goal is to be a major stakeholder in projects
that ensure the environmentally sound and efficient use of coal,
methane gas and alternative fuels."
- J. Brett Harvey
Coal provides nearly 40 percent of the nation's electricity.
Because this resource is critical to maintaining the way of life
enjoyed by so many Americans, CONSOL Energy operates the largest
private research and development facilities devoted exclusively to
coal's utilization and production. Our team of scientists,
engineers and technicians are leading the evaluation and
implementation of emerging technologies to ensure the efficient use
of coal for generations to come.
For more about the projects lead by CONSOL
R&D, click here.
Through partnerships with the U.S. Department of Energy and
other government and private agencies, we conduct research to
develop and test technologies for reducing emissions from
coal-fired power plants. These studies are examining mercury
emissions from power plants and sequestering carbon dioxide in
unmineable coal seams. We are also developing technological
advances in controlling power plant emissions and methane emissions
from mines and drilling sites to address concerns about greenhouse
gas emissions and help to establish a sound scientific basis for
energy and environmental policies.