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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

  • Sustainable development and Polish energy policy

    Poland is willing to fully contribute to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Developments Goals. This was recently reiterated by the Deputy Minister of Environment, Mr. Slawomir Mazurek on the occasion of World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi, October 2016. We are engaged, both domestically and abroad, in numerous activities aimed in improving quality of natural environment and biodiversity.

     

    According to the Polish energy policy in effect till 2030 main targets are:

    • To improve energy efficiency;

    • Increase in fuel and energy supply security;

    • The diversification of the structure of electricity generation by introducing nuclear energy;

    • The development and use of renewable energy sources, including biofuels;

    • Become more competitive on the fuel and energy market;

    • Reducing the impact of energy production on the environment.

     

    It is crucial to see engagement of all relevant stakeholders in the actions above. Many of them, including entrepreneurs, are active players on international markets. Some of them already established presence in India, e. g. waste water management and waste/sludge to energy Ekolog operating in Karnataka, Haryana and Maharashtra, Airon – dealing with horizontal and hybrid wind turbines or Solaris which signed joint venture with JBM India in July 2016 on manufacturing hybrid and electrical buses for urban transportation.

     

    Solaris Urbino – city bus of the year 2017

     

    Ekolog’s waste water installations

     

    Ministry of Environment of Poland supports GreenEvo project which is group of environmental star-ups dealing with:

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    Specific sectors:

     

    Solid Biomass for Energy Purposes

    Poland makes 85% of its renewable energy through incineration or co-incineration of biomass. Forest and agricultural biomass waste are used for energy purposes.

    The number of households equipped with manually loading boilers for wood is estimated at about 100,000, but their power is a mere few KW. The largest biomass heating plants are located in the vicinity of Szczecinek, Barlinek, Brodnice, Morąg, Hajnówka, and Pisz. Pisz has the largest biomass boiler-room – 4 Polytechnik type boilers working together for a power total of 21 MW with an efficiency of 87.4%

     

    Biofuels and Biogas

    The use of bioethanol on a mass scale in gasoline, was initiated in Poland at the end of 1993. The total production capacity of the dewatering ethanol plants in Poland amounts to 700 million dm3. Currently in Poland the largest bioethanol production plants are located in Starogard, Oborniki, and Wroclaw. The largest producer of biodiesel is Rafineria Trzebinia SA, and factories in Surochów, Tychy and Malbork.

    The city, which first introduced the bioethanol as a fuel for city buses, was Slupsk, in 2011

    The biogas technology in Poland has developed well in recent years–March 2013 there were 196 biogas plants in Poland with a combined total electric capacity of about 112 MW. Since the mid-90s of the last century biogas plants were created close to the wastewater treatment plants and landfills. In the years 2008-2013, 30 agricultural biogas plants were established.

     

    Urban revitalization

    Poland is applying for organization of the international Expo 2022 in the City of Łódź on the theme of revitalization of cities – a global challenge and condition for further development of agglomerations around the world. It could be an excellent platform for cooperation in the matters related to Smart Cities.

    Idea of Poland and Łódź is to return the Expo to the city centre. Expo 2022 Łódź, Polska will be located in the centre of Europe, Poland and in the heart of the city.

    Presentation on Łódź revitalization

     

    Reference: Piechota G, Iglinski B, Buczkowski R (2014) Green Technologies in Polish Energy Sector - Overview

     

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