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Original Paper

UDC 658.51:338.242.2 © M.V. Dobrokhotova, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 9, pp. 34-40

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-9-34-40




Dobrokhotova M.V.1

1Federal State Autonomous Institute ‘Environmental Industrial Policy Centre’, Moscow, 115054б, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Dobrokhotova M.V., Deputy Director, e-mail: m.dobrokhotova@eipc.center


The climate and environmental agendas have been actively developing in the world over the past decade within the framework of the fourth energy transition. Various states introduce legislative requirements for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These requirements present a serious challenge for the Russian coal industry. The key mechanism for the industrial decarbonisation lies in implementation of cost-effective projects aimed at increasing the production resource efficiency. In order to begin initiating such projects and providing state support to the pilot companies, it is necessary to develop a set of criteria based on the principles of the best available techniques (BAT). The article analyses the Russian coal industry transition to BAT, including not just coal mining, but also its handling (transshipment) as well as various areas of the technological use of coal – from energy generation to coal gasification and coal chemical technology. The author emphasises the important role of Russian Guidance Documents on Best Available Techniques for establishing objective indicators characterising development of the coal industry and considering carbon intensity of technological processes. These indicators are needed to substantiate preferential regulatory decisions.


Best Available Techniques, Resource efficiency, Carbon intensity, Industrial policy, Indicative carbon intensity values, Coal mining and preparation, Coal application and transhipment, Economic growth.


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For citation

Dobrokhotova M.V. Specific features of the Russian coal industry's transition to the best available technologies. Ugol’, 2022, (9), pp. 34-40. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-9-34-40.

Paper info

Received July 10, 2022

Reviewed July 28, 2022

Accepted August 25, 2022


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