RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVING COAL EXTRACTION: CONSTRAINTS AND INCENTIVES TO COMMERCIALIZATION

Barriers to commercializing new technology resulting from R and D application for improved coal extraction systems and the incentives required on both the federal and state levels which would allow these new technologies to be commercialized are discussed. Numerous constraints were identified, leading the authors to conclude that the government should consider incentives that will: (1) stabilize markets for coal; (2) stabilize the price of coal competitive with oil and gas; (3) assure adequate transportation systems; (4) stabilize regulations that will allow growth of U.S. coal industry; (5) establish manpower recruiting and training facilities to support expanding industry; and (6) establish a climate where capital availability will not be a problem for an expanding coal industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with USC, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    USC, Incorporated

    Pittsburgh, PA  United States 

    National Science Foundation

    Office of Energy Research and Development Policy
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/OEP-74-19795/1/4
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-C952
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM