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

  • Fernando Rubiera. Director of INCAR-CSIC
  • Alicja Krzemień. Central Mining Institute; Chairwoman of EURACOAL Technical Research Committee
  • Luis Díaz Fernández.  President of the CO2 Platform
  • Andrzej Dworak. Director of the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • José María Sánchez Hervás. Division of Combustion and Gasification CIEMAT

Open discussion


Concluding remarks.


Closing session.


Miércoles, 9 Mayo, 2018 - 09:00