3rd REM Steering Committee meeting.
The main objective of the meeting, which took place at Pniówek Mine, Pawłowice, was to introduce a new coordinator of the project, MSc Aleksander Wrana from GIG-PIB. The main discussion was on the introscopic survey planned in the next couple of weeks (-90º and + 90º boreholes) and a future mass tightness test. The rest of the meeting was devoted to discussing the concept of constructing methane drainage pipelines in shaft V.
The 2nd project progress meeting in Bucarest.
The 2nd progress meeting was organized by INSEMEX in Rumania. The aim of the meeting was to exchange information on the progress of each partner within the project. The meeting was well attended by all the representatives of the project partners, as well as the managing directors of the INSEMEX research institutes. The main discussion was on the identification of methane accumulation locations in reservoirs for its capture by a reduced methane content installation (less than 30%).
2nd REM Steering Committee meeting.
The main objective of the meeting, which took place at Pniówek Mine, Pawłowice, was to inform all the representatives of the REM partners about the project development and future plans, as well as challenges to overcome. The main discussion was on the results of laboratory tests for the coal gas characteristics, as well as the integrated geological, geotechnical and fluid flow modelling and simulation progress.
Meeting with INSTRAT.
The main objective of the meeting which took place at the Barbara Mine was to discuss the portfolio of available methods to control CH4 emissions from the mines. REM project ambitions were presented. INSTRAT is a progressive think-tank focused on public policy advisory. They provide research and consult on digital economy, energy and environment, sustainable finance, labour market and inequalities.
The 26th World Mining Congress.
WMC took place in Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 June and was attended by 3,300 delegates from 73 countries. In total, over one hundred presentations were given and more than 300 posters were presented on the topics of: Geosciences, Mining Science and Engineering, Critical Minerals, Environmental Sustainability, Circular Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Future Workforce and Education, and Decarbonisation. Also project REM was presented by Artur Badylak under the presentation titled: ‘Methane Reduction Emissions as a JSW Capital Group’s Environmental Strategy Main Goal’ (Technology & Operations session)
RFCS Workshop, European Parliament.
This workshop, kindly hosted by MEP Ondřej Knotek in the European Parliament was organised by EURACOAL to promote the EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS). Given the interest of MEPs in the proposed Methane Regulation (COM/2021/805), projects to manage coal mine methane were presented by experts in this field from industry and academia. The REM project was presented by Mr. Artur Badylak, Director – Demethanisation and Energy Management Office at Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa (JSW) – Europe’s largest coking coal producer.
Pniówek Mine, Pawłowice
A working meeting was held to discuss the necessary data for the construction of the infrastructure in the vicinity of the V shaft. As part of the meeting, an on-site visit was conducted with the participation of employees of the JSW Management Board, the Central Mining Institute and the Pniówek Mine.
Presentation at the UNECE. Geneva, Switzerland.
REM project was presented at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) within the “18th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition“. The discussion was held on future methane reduction strategies.
The REM project was officially launched on March 30-31, 2023.
Presentations from the Kick-off meeting.
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