Clean Power Generation from the Intractable Natural Coalfield Fires: Turn Harm into Benefit

Abstract

The coal fires, a global catastrophe for hundreds of years, have been proved extremely difficult to control, and hit almost every coal-bearing area globally. Meanwhile, underground coal fires contain tremendous reservoir of geothermal energy. Approximately one billion tons of coal burns underground annually in the world, which could generate ~1000 GW per… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05622-4

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