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GIG starts HUGE2

September 22, 2011 Katowice the City 0

This month, the Central Mining Institute (GIG) from Katowice officially inaugurated a follow-up of HUGE project – HUGE2 Hydrogen Oriented Underground Coal Gasification for Europe – Environmental Aspects. The first meeting was organized in the “Barbara” experimental mine in Mikołów near Katowice.

The project is a response for a need of development of highly energy and …

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GIG uncovers secrets of alchemy

June 26, 2010 Katowice the City 0

Scientists from the Central Mining Institute (GIG) in Katowice finished a pilot test of underground coal gasification which had been conducting since 2007. The study of the researches was to find out about possibilities of underground gasification and to obtain hydrogen as a result. During the Thursday’s press conference, the scientists announced the researches were fully successful but the experiment needs to be continue.

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Hydrogen from Katowice

February 22, 2010 Katowice the City 0

The Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa, GIG) is currently preparing to launch a pilot research of gasifying coal underground in one of its mines. The attempt is planned for March. As a result, the extracted gas will allow for energy or hydrogen production in the future. This is a part of the HUGE Programme (Hydrogen Oriented Underground Coal Gasification for Europe) started two years ago. The HUGE project aims to help experts design a model mine of the future.