Energy Future

Coal is vital to our energy future

Coal powers our modern life and will be a vital part of our energy future.

Advanced Coal Technology Research All Over America - More than $12 billion has been committed to clean coal research in 43 states. To learn more about advanced coal technology projects near you, visit the interactive map on www.americaspower.org.
 

Clean Energy -Clean coal technologies continue to improve our air quality while providing reliable, affordable electricity to power our modern world.

  • Low-Sulfur Coal
    Arch has a leading position in the three major U.S. low-sulfur coal basins.
  • Clean Coal Technologies
    State-of-the-art equipment and new treatments can be used by power plants to further reduce emissions.
  • Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
    IGCC technology offers the potential for new coal-fueled plants and retrofits to achieve gas-fueled emissions with higher efficiency levels.

Coal-Gasification -Coal can be converted to natural gas or hydrogen to help feed our energy hungry world.

  • Coal to Natural Gas
    In the United States, natural gas reserves are increasingly difficult to reach and coal is plentiful. Converting coal to gas can help alleviate supply constraints and reduce energy costs.
  • Coal to Hydrogen
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s hydrogen from coal research plan seeks a pilot plant by 2015 and the technology to alleviate transportation, cost and storage barriers to a hydrogen economy.

Coal-Liquefaction -Converting coal into liquid fuels, such as diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and heating oil, makes good use of our national resources.

  • Coal to Transportation Fuel
    America has more proven coal reserves than Saudi Arabia has oil. Maximizing the use of our vast coal supply means less dependence on foreign fuel.