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GIG (Central Mining Institute)


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Poland’s Central Mining Institute (GIG), established in 1945, is a governmental research institute engaged in mining engineering, safety in mines, and environmental protection in the hard coal mining sector.

The multidisciplinary activities of the Institute comprise the following fields: mining engineering, geology and hydrogeology, geophysical engineering, combating natural and technical hazards in the mining industry, clean coal technologies, energy, upgrading and utilisation of minerals and reserves, monitoring and environmental protection in areas of mining exploitation, especially industrial waste management, and certification of equipment and materials.

GIG is a participant of the Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plant, Sustainable Mineral Resources and Sustainable Chemistry European Technology platforms.