Abandoned coal mines used for green energy?

Abandoned coal mines could be used to provide low carbon heat and green energy. Researchers in the UK are looking at ways to use water which has flooded the huge underground caverns left by mining works. Nottingham Trent University and Nottinghamshire-based firm Alkane Energy believe it could be used as a renewable heat source to […]

New device could be a ‘lifesaver’ for miners

A new sensory device could increase the safety of workers and help save lives in the coal mining industry, according to researchers at Nottingham University. The penny-sized sensor, which will fit into the miners helmets, will enable those above ground to monitor the workers heart rate, temperature and respiration. Incidents such as the Gelision Colliery […]