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Mine-water Conference: Final Reminder

Friday, February 19th, 2010

As the region emerges from the icy grip of one of the coldest winters for thirty years, the National Coal Mining Museum for England is focusing attention on new technology, producing low-carbon, large-scale heating from abandoned mine-water.
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is hosting a conference on 22nd February 2010 to publicise alternative methods of heating, utilising heat- pump technology and abandoned coal mining water. Abandoned mines fill with water that is hotter than above ground temperatures, when pumped the heat from the water can be extracted for use.
Speakers with direct experience of implementing such systems will be participating with an overview of successful schemes internationally and the potential for installation in Yorkshire and the UK.
The Coal Authority and CO2sense Yorkshire have provided generous funding for the event, which is free for those wishing to attend. Both groups are providing speakers, along with the Environment Agency, Earth Energy and a representative from a Dutch consultancy specialising in heat-pump technology. Other speakers include Rosie Winterton MP, and Dr Margaret L Faull OBE, Director of NCMME, on plans to utilise a heat-pump system at the Museum.
Delegate numbers for the conference are limited to 200 and uptake is expected to be high, so early booking is advisable.

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