Coal resources for new technologies

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Scale:
1:1 000 000
Coverage:
UK
Availability:
Free
Format:
GIS polygon data (ESRI, MapInfo)
Price:

Free for commercial, research and public use under the Open Government Licence. Please acknowledge the material

Uses:
Regional- to national-level use

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This legacy dataset contains a series of maps showing the potential of the UK onshore coal resources for exploitation by both conventional (mining) and new technologies. The data available here is a facsmilie of the maps that were originally published in 2004.

The mining technologies shown on the maps include:

  • underground and opencast mining
  • coal mine methane (CMM)
  • abandoned mine methane (AMM)

The new technologies shown on the maps include:

  • underground coal gasification (UCG)
  • virgin coalbed methane (VCBM)
  • coal seam-related carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration

These maps are the result of the ‘Study of the UK coal resource for new exploitation technologies’ project.

Coal Resources for New Technologies Map
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Coal resources for new technologies coverage. BGS © UKRI – Contains OS data © Crown copyright 2020.

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