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Painted With the Same Brush: Colonial Coal CEO David Austin on the Metallurgical Coal Market

Ask most resource investors about the difference between thermal coal vs. metallurgical or coking coal, and you might get a few blank stares. The two are often mistakenly painted with the same brush by investors, analysts, and fund managers, but the difference is an important one, and is explained in this interview with coal industry veteran David Austin.

Types of Coal Upgrading Technologies

Coal upgrading technologies have gotten plenty of attention as of late in light of recent changes to U.S. EPA rules, but these technologies are not new. Companies around the world have long been working hard to improve and develop efficient and environmentally friendly methods of upgrading coal.

MicroCoal: A Look at Coal Upgrading Technology

With low coal prices and rising environmental concerns, it makes sense for coal miners, producers and utilities to invest in coal upgrading technology. With its patented microwave process, MicroCoal Technologies is capable of not only saving money for producers and utilities, but also of helping them reduce their emissions.