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ArticleName Technologies of alternative coal conversion and waste management: General aspects of economic expediency
DOI 10.17580/em.2019.01.07
ArticleAuthor Savon D. Yu., Zhaglovskaya A. V.

National University of Science and Technology "MISIS", Moscow, Russia:

Savon D. Yu., Professor of Department "Industrial management", Doctor of Economic Sciences,
Zhaglovskaya A. V., Associate Professor of Department "Industrial management", Candidate of Economic Sciences


In the global fuel and energy balance, the share of coal generation is about 40%. This is the cheapest source of energy for consumers: it is 3-10 times cheaper than other sources, for example, renewable energy sources in Russia now there are more than 600 licenses for the right to use subsoil for coal facilities, mainly in the Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts. The coal industry is the only one in the structure of the fuel and energy complex of Russia fully represented by private capital. In recent years, the Russian coal industry has been developing and increasing its volumes, primarily through the use of export potential (coal production in Russia for 15 years – from 2000 to 2017 – has increased by 58%, from 258.3 to 408.9 million tons, and exports – 3 times, from 60.7 to 186 million tons. The study examines the current problems of creating conditions in the field of waste management of coal production in order to ensure their minimum release into the environment and to ensure as much as possible re-involvement in the material production of many types of waste from the coal industry. The authors propose to use modern technologies for the processing of coal into products of higher quality and utilization of coal waste, which positively affect the quality of coal products and the resulting products from coal, contributing to the reduction of environmental pollution. Large coal companies consider environmental protection to be an integral part of their business approach. The key mechanism for the implementation of this policy is the program for the protection of the environment and the rational use of natural resources, as well as the program to reduce the risks of environmental impact. Extensive development of the coal industry has almost exhausted itself, so it is necessary to bring coal as a basic component to new markets: chemical products, carbon materials. Coal is the beginning of a chain of high value-added products.

keywords Modern technologies, coal processing, coal production, coal waste utilization

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