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Instytut Górnictwa Odkrywkowego from 1990

„Poltegor – Instytut” is a leading research entity in the field of opencast mining, including lignite and raw materials industry, as well as the industry of binding, chemical, clay, and aggregate materials. The strategy objective of the Institute is to create innovative, clean and environmentally friendly mining and processing technologies, and implement new technical solutions in opencast mining industry.

The origins of the Institute

The history of “Poltegor-lnstitute” dates back to the 1950s. In 1955 it was transformed into an autonomous Lower Silesian Mining Design Office and in 1971 it became a leading institution in scientific research.Read more…

Our mission

The lnstitute’s mission is the development and implementation of innovative industrial technologies, processes, methods and technical Solutions for purposes of surface mining and environment protection.

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Awards and honors

“Poltegor Institute” is an organizer and co-organizer of many scientific conferences and a participant of various national and international fairs promoting innovative Solutions.

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Fields of activity

Geology, Hydrogeology and Geotechnics

Deposit geology and modelling

Opencast Mining

Opencast mining technology, processing and enrichment of minerals

Mining Machines and conveyor belts

Technology, design and research

Environmental Protection and Geoinformation

Biotechnology and utilization of waste

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