Abandoned coal mine methane capture
Coal mines are a major source of methane emissions in the US. Methane escapes both from active mines, where it is not economical to collect it, and from abandoned mines that have reached the end of their useful life. Your money provides a helpful incentive to collect and destroy methane gas from coal mines that would otherwise be vented into the atmosphere as a powerful greenhouse gas. Coal mine methane projects capture methane from mines using blowers and then destroy the gas by burning it in flares; using it in generators to create electricity; or injecting it directly into the natural gas system.