5 March Live Broadcast - Trade Events


Technologies & Solutions for Coal Transition

5th March 2021 10.00-12.00 CET



10:00-10:10 CET

Welcome and introduction

Tim Buisseret

Speaker Profile

10:10-10:30 CET

Overall management of post-mining heritage

Nick Ethelstone

Head of Commercial Report and Advisory Services
The Coal Authority

Speaker Profile

10:30-10:50 CET

Mine water heat and heat storage in the UK


Alison Monaghan

Principal geologist, MBE MA (Cantab) PhD FGS CGeol
British Geological Survey

Speaker Profile

Charlotte Adams

Commercial Manager – Mine Energy
The Coal Authority

Speaker Profile

10:50-11:10 CET

Environmental aspects of mine closure


Simon Tillotson


Speaker Profile

11:10-11:30 CET

Financing mechanisms for solar PV on post-mining sites  

Info link

Ferenc Kis

Renewable Energy Business Development Director

Speaker Profile

11:30-11:50 CET

Using coal shafts to store energy

Ruth Apps

Business Development Manager

Speaker Profile

11:50-12:10 CET

UK coal site reclamation projects

Henry Lang

Ensure Environmental Consulting Ltd

Speaker Profile

12:10-12:30 CET



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