Raven Ridge Staff
Raymond C. Pilcher, President, has devoted most of his 35+ year career to energy project development and management in the fields of coalbed and coal mine methane, underground coal gasification, and other energy and mineral resources. He is an internationally recognized expert in coalbed/coal mine methane resource assessment, development and utilization. As president of Raven Ridge Resources, Incorporated (RRR), his experience and responsibility comprises corporate and strategic planning, as well development of new business and project opportunities worldwide. Mr. Pilcher is the author and co-author of numerous reports and papers concerning coalbed methane and coal mine methane resource evaluation, economics and marketing.
Mr. Pilcher provides leadership in projects conducted for government and private sector clients looking to explore for and develop coalbed methane and other energy resources. He has worked on coal mine methane-related projects in support of U.S. EPA’s Climate Protection Program’s since 1990 and is currently the Program Manager for RRR’s contract with U.S. EPA to provide Technical Support for Reduction of Methane Emissions from Coal Mining. He is also a member of the US Government-initiated International Global Methane Initiative Partnership Task Force.
Mr. Pilcher is an expert on coal mine methane capture and use practices in China and is supporting the development of several CDM projects in China. He lead the RRR team that developed two PDD’s for coal mine methane projects, and contributed to developing a methodology that was incorporated in the UNFCCC consolidated methodology for coalmine methane capture and use.