Lignite industry focuses R&D efforts on emerging markets

The Lignite Energy Council is proud to announce its next episode of their new podcast titled “Mined: Lignite Energy in America.”

On this week’s episode, Kate Muggerud interviews Mike Holmes, vice president of research and development for the Lignite Energy Council. Mike talks about emerging markets for the lignite industry.  

Mike Holmes

Currently, about 80 percent of the lignite mined annually in North Dakota is used to generate electricity, but that is likely to change in the future as new technologies advance. Mike looks ahead at the opportunities for turning lignite into new commercial uses – such as fertilizers, activated char, greenhouses, etc.

Each week, host Kate Muggerud interviews leaders within the energy industry on a variety of topics. Kate – a North Dakota native — began the podcast to explore and learn more about the energy field and emerging markets in her home state. Her goal is to connect with others who have the same interest and wish to become more knowledgeable about energy and emerging technologies. 

Mined: Lignite Energy in America is sponsored and produced by the Lignite Energy Council, a trade association representing the power plants, mines and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant in North Dakota along with more than 300 companies that provide goods and services to the lignite industry.

Here is the link to the Podcast on the LEC Website –