Coal Resource Program Report, January 1979

(1979) Coal Resource Program Report, January 1979. University of Iowa

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Abstract

The Iowa Geological Survey Coal Resource Program was established to conduct research on the coal resources of the State. A program of exploration drilling and laboratory studies was designed to permit a more accurate evaluation of the quantity and quality of Iowa's coal deposits. Iowa has large reserves of coal that could be used for power generation. Much of this coal is comparable in quality to that of adjacent coal producing states. With developments in combustion technology that will reduce environmental hazards, Iowa coal is becoming an increasingly valuable resource. Short-term economic factors related to environmental restrictions have had a negative impact on Iowa coal production, but rising costs of coal from other states enhance the potential for using more Iowa coal to meet our energy needs. This progress report will bring you up-to-date on developments in the Coal Resource Program.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Coal, Geology, Iowa
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment > Energy resources > Coal
ID Code: 26164
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2018 19:40
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 19:40
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/26164