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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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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.

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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.