Seminario: "Desafíos de la industria del carbón en la Unión Europea"


La Real Academia de Ingeniería ha organizado, junto con la Academia de Ciencias de Polonia y el Instituto Central de Minería, un Seminario sobre "Desafíos de la industria del carbón en la Unión Europea", que tiene lugar los días 9 y 10 de mayo de 2018 en Katowice (Polonia). El Seminario  se ha desarrollado según el siguiente programa:


Wednesday 9th may


Welcome addresses: 

  • CMI Director, prof. Stanisław Prusek
  • Representative of RAI Authorities
  • PAS Vice-President, prof. Elżbieta Frąckowiak
  • Chair of the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee; past President of the European Parliament prof. Jerzy Buzek (video-record)


Working session I: The future of Coal Industry in Europe in the context of climate and energy policies.

Moderated by Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, RAI

  • Grzegorz Tobiszowski. Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy tbc
  • Carlos García Sánchez. Head of Unit Area of Energy Saving and Efficiency. Asturian Energy Foundation
  • Eloy Álvarez Pelegry.  Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI)
  • Janusz Olszowski. President of the Polish Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Open discussion


Working session II: Clean coal technologies. Projects and developments.

Moderated by prof. Stanisław Prusek, CMI Director

  • Marco López Fernández. Power Plant Projects. Gas Natural Fenosa.
  • Wojciech Książkiewicz. Vice-President of SES EnCoal Energy. Marcin Lutyński. Silesian Technical University.
  • Vanesa Hernández. Head of the Operation and Maintenance. Engineering Department of the Aboño Power Plant, EDP
  • Krzysztof Stańczyk. Central Mining Institute

Open discussion


Thursday, 10th may


Visit to the experimental mine “Barbara”, a research unit of CMI


Working session III: Different views on coal industry in Europe

Moderated by Jose Manuel Sanjurjo Jul, RAI

  • Vicente Luque Cabal. Engineer laureate (RAI) and ex-senior official of the European Commission
  • Lidia Gawlik. Deputy Director of the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of PAS
  • Pedro Iglesia. General Director at Carbunión

Open discussion


Working session IV: Academic point of view – the future of coal research in Europe

Moderated by Elżbieta Frąckowiak, PAS

Open discussion


Concluding remarks. By Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, member of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI)


Closing session.


Miércoles, 9 Mayo, 2018 - 09:00