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EU grant for clean coal technologies

January 17, 2011 Katowice the City 0

In the second half of December 2010 the European Commission officially confirmed a grant admission for the Clean Coal Technologies Center project that had already begun in Katowice and Zabrze. The EU contribution exceeds EUR 41 million.

The Center, being built at the expense of nearly PLN 162 million (EUR 45 million), is the largest investment project in the field of research infrastructure in the region and is mainly financed by the EU funds.

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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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CCTW starts

April 15, 2010 Katowice the City 0

Construction works of the Clean Coal Technologies Center (CCTW), a joint venture of the Central Mining Institute (GIG) from Katowice and the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal (IChPW) from Zabrze, have started. The Center will be raised at 1 Gwarków Sq. in the area of GIG. According to the GIG’s Press Department, demolition of buildings and site preparation are already finished.