2009 EPA M2M Grant: Pre-feasability study for degasification and methane capture before mining at the Pawlowice 1 coal field

Coal Mines
Geographical Focus
Description of Project
This project entails a feasibility study for the cost-effective degasification and capture of methane ahead of mining activities at the Pawlowice 1 coal field in Upper Silesia, Poland. CMI is working with the AGH University, EurEnergy Resources LLC and the Pniowek mine to investigate the possibility of combining profitable CBM production with the reduction of methane emissions from coal seams during mining operations. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
Poland, United States
Instrumental Organizations
AGH University, EurEnergy Resources LLC, Pniowek mine, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
Results and Outcomes
Additional Documentation
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Jacek

Last Name: Skiba

Organization Name: Central Mining Institute of Katowice, Poland

Email: jskiba@gig.katowice.pl

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: $150,000


Description of In-Kind Support: