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Opening of the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane in China

22 - 24 September 2017

Tianjin, China


The opening ceremony of the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane (ICE-CMM) in China took place within the framework of the 19th International Mining Congress of China and was followed by a short workshop organized by the Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co Ltd (SCCG), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI).

The events jointly constituting the 4th Sub-forum of the International Mining Congress were held on 24 September 2017, in Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Centre in Tianjin, China.

The workshop was addressed to international and local mining community in general, and to practitioners operating in the field of CMM in particular. It was attended by coal producers, energy producers, regulators and decision-makers, as well as representatives of important scientific institutions and universities. All relevant stakeholders professionally engaged in effective CMM capture and utilisation were represented.   

Due to the official character of the opening of ICE-CMM, high representatives of the Chinese Central and Provincial Governments, as well as of SCCG and UNECE were also present.

See also New Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane in China will help to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of coal mining and enhance safety.

Participation in the opening and the accompanying events is free of charge. 

In order to register for the workshop, please provide personal information indicated below to Mr. Michal Drabik at michal.drabik@un.org:

- A title (Mr/Mrs/Miss);
- Full name;
- Date and place of birth;
- Nationality;
- Passport number;
- Passport issue date;  
- Passport expiry date;
- Place of issue;  
- Place of work, and your professional position;
- Country;  
- Address;  
- Phone number.  

It is kindly requested that you confirm your participation by Tuesday, 1 August.

Should you need any further information about the workshop please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Jia Qing Rong at sxjmjqr@126.com, or Mr Jia Baoqiang at beau.jia@sindicatum.com.

Congratulatory Letter
Madam Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
Opening Speech
Mr. Zhou Jipeng, Vice Director, Department of land resources of Shanxi Province 
Opening Remarks
Mr. Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE
Opening Remarks
Mr. Hou Shuiyun, Chief Engineer of Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co., Ltd.
Opening Remarks
Mr. Raymond Pilcher, Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
Congratulation Speech
Mr. Sun Yongfu, Director, Engineering Management Division, Chinese Academy of Engineering 
Congratulation Speech
Mr. Michal Drabik, Secretary, UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
Economic Affairs Officer, 
Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE
Congratulation Speech
Ms. Felicia Ruiz, Co-Chair, GMI Coal Subcommittee
Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
(Speech delivered by Mr. Clark Talkington)
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Agenda of the EventPDF
Agenda of the WorkshopPDF
Agenda of the Opening CeremonyPDF
Focusing on the global methane management: Action now, by all and for all
Mr. Jin ZhiXin, General Manager, Shanxi Coking Coal Group   
The Future of Methane Capture and Use in Coal Mining Innovation in Policy, Business, and Technology Deployment
Mr. Raymond Pilcher, Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
Theory and technology of coal mine gas control in China
Mr. Yuan Liang, Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering
The Challenge of Gas Control and Physical Methods for Dynamic Disasters Warning in China Coal Mine
Mr. Xue-qiu He, Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing
Implementation of Coal Mine Methane Projects - Strategic Role of Coal Mine Methane in Climate Change Mitigation
Mr. Clark Talkington,
Vice-Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
Controllable Shock Wave Technology for Coal Reservoir Permeability Improvement
Mr. Zhang Yongmin, Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University
New Adsorption Technologies for Capture of Low Grade Methane
Mr. Kevin Li, Vice President, Gas Capture Technologies Center of Australia
Best Practice Benefits and Challenges for China
Mr. David Creedy, Vice-Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane