R&D Projects

DMT is currently involved in the following research and development projects (R&D) in the fields of mining, energy, cokemaking technology, infrastructure and safety.

Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) Program of the European Commission

Advancing Mining Support Systems to Enhance the Control of Highly Stressed Ground
Short title: AMSSTED
Contact: Torsten Gorka, Stephan Peters
Duration: 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016

Underground Coal Gasification in Operating Mine and Areas of High Vulnerability
Short title: COGAR
Contact: Torsten Gorka
Duration: 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016

Mining Smart Electrical Grids
Short title: M SmartGrid
Contact: Rainer Rellecke
Duration: 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016

Management of Mine Water Discharges to Mitigate Environmental Risks for Post-Mining Period
Short title: MANAGER
Contact: Christoph Klinger
Duration: 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016

Coal Weathering Study to Predict Oxidation, Improve Coke Properties and Protect Coke Oven Operation
Short title: COWEST
Contact: Drazen Gajic
Duration: 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016 

Enhanced Coal Exploitation through UCG Implementation in European Lignite Mines
Short title: Coal2Gas
Contact: Stephan Peters
Duration: 01.07.2014 - 30.06.2017

Long-term Stability Assessment and Monitoring of flooded Shafts
Short title: STAMS
Contact: Klaus Siever
Duration: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2018

Bulk density and INternal Gas pressure in coke Ovens
Short title: BINGO
Contact: Drazen Gajic
Duration: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2018

Management of Environmental RIsks During and After mine closure
Short title: MERIDA
Contact: Karsten Zimmermann
Duration: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

7th Framework Program of the European Commission (FP 7)

I2Mine – Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future
Short title: I2Mine
Contact: Axel Studeny, Rainer Rellecke, Christian Hartmann, Jörg Niese
Duration: 01.11.2011 - 31.10.2015

New Mining Concept for Extracting Metals from Deep Ore Deposits using Biotechnology
Short title: BioMOre
Contact: Knut Hirsch
Duration: 01.02.2015 - 31.01.2018

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Joint Project: WTZ China Yangtze GEO II - Land Use Change, Soil Erosion, Mass Movements, and Diffuse Matter Inputs at the Yangtze River in the Three-Gorges Region; Focus: TP3 - Quantification of Geogenic Structures and Processes by way of Geophysical and Geodetic Monitoring
Short title: Yangtze
Contact: Paul Althaus
Duration: 01.06.2012 - 31.12.2015

Joint Project HEATFLOW: Development of a Numerical Model based on the finite Volume Method for Modelling TThermo-hydraulic Processes in Fault-related Geothermal Reservoirs – Subproject A: Focus on Practicality of the Procedure and Application in the Field, Project Coordination 
Short title: HEATFLOW
Contact: Michael Eckart
Duration: 01.04.2013 - 31.03.2016