Dr. Joseph Hirschi of the Illinois Clean Coal Institute presented at the PCMIA/SME Annual Meeting recently. He is also a board member for the IMI. View the article about Dr. Hirschi’s presentation on Optimizing CM Cut Sequences from Coal News.
The Illinois Mining Institute has released the following dates for its 2013 events.
Scholarship Golf Outing Fundraiser – June 7, 2013 (Oakwaville, IL)
Annual Event and Meeting – August 13 & 14, 2013 (Marion, IL)
Email notices will be sent to everyone on “Our Mailing List” when registration opens.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 21 passed H.R. 3409, called the “Stop the War on Coal Act,” by a vote of 233 to 175.
View the full article at Power Engineering.
The 2012 technical sessions cover a wide array of topics and will be a point of interest for mining professionals. The guest speakers are prominent researchers and industry experts and have a wealth of information to share. Be sure to attend the sessions.
The IMI is accepting nominations for the executive board with terms beginning January 1, 2013. To nominate an indivdiual, send their name and contact information, including a bio or resume, to Sheila Colombo at email@example.com.
The IMI board is proposing changes to the bylaws. The proposed bylaws will be voted on at the annual meeting on August 22, 2012.
More information is available on the website.
Michael L. Woods has been named the new acting director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals (May 2012).
Southern Illinois University announces Dr. Tomasz S. Wiltowski, professor of mechanical engineering and energy process, is the new director of the Coal Research Center.
A short course covering the most recent research on floor stability in the Illinois Basin coal mines will be organized in conjunction with the 46th US Rock Mechanics Symposium in Chicago, IL on Sunday, June 24th, 2012.
The contents of the course are designed mainly for engineers at mines, regulators and consultants. Some topics will also go into sufficient depth to interest academics.
This course is the first one being organized to dispense the most recent research completed at the end of 2009. Further details on the course can be found at: http://www.armasymposium.org/chicago_2012/short_course.html.