Peabody Energy’s Dan Williamson was honored by the Indiana Society of Mining and Reclamation for career efforts advancing best practices for restoration of hardwood forests working collaboratively with regulators, academia and industry.
A key principle of Peabody Energy's mission is to "leave the land in a condition equal to or better than we found it." The company has a long history of restoring rangeland, wildlife habitat, hardwood forests, prime farmland and wetlands.
Peabody annually restores thousands of acres of mined lands in the U.S. Powder River Basin, including the seeding of prairie grasses at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming.
Peabody earned some of the highest honors from the U.S. Department of the Interior for its pioneering partnership to restore prime farmland in Indiana.
Peabody established 16 hectares of hardy pastureland near the northern city of Bulgan, Mongolia, as part of the first coal mine restoration project in the nation. A local family thanks the Peabody team.
A flourishing 6,000-foot-long watershed is restored at the West Fork Busseron Creek in Sullivan County, Ind.
Peabody's operations in the U.S. Southwest have earned numerous honors for industry-leading efforts to restore mined lands in a way that also preserves cultural heritage.
At the Wilkie Creek Mine in Queensland, Australia, a cropping trial resulted in the successful harvesting of a four-hectare sorghum crop thanks to a partnership with the mining industry and the local farming community.
Peabody is advancing multiple projects and partnerships toward the ultimate goal of near-zero emissions from coal. Peabody is a founding member of the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization at Washington University in St. Louis.
A researcher from Washington University in St. Louis tracks a photobioreactor where carbon dioxide from flue gas emissions can be captured and used to accelerate algae growth.
The GreenGen power plant and research center is China’s signature climate project and began generating commercial power outside Tianjin in 2012. It is a global model, and Peabody is the project’s only non-Chinese partner.
Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming earned an Excellence in Surface Mining Award from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality for outstanding achievement in sustaining habitat for multiple raptor species. As part of comprehensive activities, specially constructed platforms provide nesting sites.