The project will be carried out in conjunction with the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College, London.
Two gassy coal mines in China and a coal mine in India have been chosen as pilot sites for the project.
The aim of the project is to achieve significant improvements in methane drainage efficiency, enabled by Trolex’s Sentrum systems which deliver accurate and reliable methane recovery monitoring.
As part of the project, Trolex will provide a mine upcast ventilation shaft airflow and methane concentration monitoring system to assist with a ventilation air methane utilisation system research and feasibility assessment.
A data communication system will also be installed to log and transmit the data continuously to the UK for analysis.
The project is funded under the 7th Framework program.