Coal company’s got global expansion set in its sights

a MINING company is eyeing international expansion which it hopes will create a number of jobs.

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton visited RecyCoal in Lakeside Boulevard to gain an insight into its plans.

The firm was set up last July after acquiring the regeneration arm of mining business ATH Resources based off White Rose Way for an initial £6.5 million.

RecyCoal removes fuel from active mines, abandoned spoil heaps and mine waste. It aims to increase coal production.

Tom Allchurch, chief executive, said: “RecyCoal is a Yorkshire company with worldwide ambition.

“Doncaster’s good rail and motorway links, central location among England’s northern coalfields and long coal heritage makes it an ideal base for the business both to operate and grow from.”

The business has 30 years experience in coal processing and has cleaned up a number of sites in the UK since 1999 processing over 50 million tonnes of waste. Clients have included British Coal and, Yorkshire Forward..

RecyCoal is currently regenerating and restoring the disused coal tip at the former Langton Colliery in Nottinghamshire. It has also asked Doncaster Council for its views on a coal recovery and restoration scheme at the former Rossington Colliery.

The firm wants to extract 950,000 tonnes of coal from the slag heap over four years for the power industry. Spoil would also be used in the project to build a link road between the M18 and Robin Hood Airport. It would then create a public park on the pit site.

Miss Winterton said: “I am delighted that RecyCoal are basing their headquarters in Doncaster. It is a massive thumbs up for the town and demonstrates our appeal to businesses and investors.”