Subsea coal struck under Scotland’s Firth of Forth

There are millions of tonnes of coal under the Firth of Forth in Scotland, it was announced today a firm which hopes to burn the coal to extract it as a gas. Cluff Natural Resources estimated 335 million tonnes of coal lie underwater in a swathe of the river estuary near to the Grangemouth oil, gas […]

Burning coal undersea could be fuel of the future

Burning coal under the seabed sounds like a crazy idea – but experts believe it is a safer, cleaner way of getting fuel out of the ground than traditional coal mining. Called underground coal gasification (UCG), the process of turning solid coal into gas deep underground gets at the coal trapped in tricky seams of […]