Coal upgrading will only boost exports. Is it true?

The government’s plan to ban low-calorific coal exports starting in 2014 will not help the country reduce reserve exploitation if the technology to upgrade coal calorific value is available, according to an industry group. — Excerpt from The Jakarta Post

There is one thing which would be an issue, in my opinion, that if production growth would be limited by banning low-calorific coal export while coal producers have had legal permit dan production capacity then where would those coal go? 

Since currently government can only absorb 24% to 30% out of Indonesia coal production then it will significantly hold production growth, which then will impact on investment in coal industry. 

Author: aryadn

blogger, microblogger, professional mining engineer, metallurgist by education, interested in mobile-street photography.