COAL2GAS is a research project co-funded by the European Commission under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).
COAL2GAS is addressing underground gasification of lignite seams in order to increase the level of utilization of abandoned reserves by combining a well known but still not mature technology (UCG) under special conditions, i.e. lignite resources in previously active conventional mining areas.
The project duration is 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2017. The project consortium consists of 8 research performing partners from Romania, Germany, Poland, Belgium, the Nederlands, Greece and Slovenia. The budget is € 2,210,343, with EU contribution of € 1,326,206.