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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.

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Clean Coal Technologies Center

January 20, 2010 Katowice the City 0

A project of the Clean Coal Technologies Center (CCTW) was launched last year. This is a joint venture investment of the Central Mining Institute (GIG) from Katowice and the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal (IChPW) from Zabrze. The task of the Center will be a creation of the leading scientifical site for promotion and industrial implementation of clean coal technologies. The investment valued EUR 45 million will be considerably financed by European Regional Funds.

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EUR 45 mln for the Clean Coal Technologies Center

October 1, 2009 Katowice the City 0

An inception of creating the Clean Coal Technologies Center (CCTW) has taken place today.
The Center is a common venture of Central Mining Institute from Katowice and Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal (Zabrze). A total cost of the investment is EUR 45 million (EUR 38 m is granted from EU). Within the framework of the project, testing and research labolatories will be developed in Katowice and is also contracted a cooperation between Polish, European and US scientists to improve coal technologies.