ECO COAL PELLETS TO HELP POLAND CUT EMISSIONS
After six years of testing, last month Polski Koks, Europe’s leading coke exporter, launched a new type of coal pellet intended to cut Poland’s emissions. Currently, coal-fired power stations generate 90% of Poland’s electricity. The new coal-based carbon pellets, called VARMO pellets, include nonpolluting biofuel components such as glycerine and other plant materials and could help Poland reduce its carbon emissions. According to Gerard Galeczka, Director of New Projects at Polski Koks, the VARMO pellets should have significant benefits for air quality. Production of the pellets, Galeczka said, involves a “90% reduction of the most dangerous pollution,” as well as a decrease in the amount of ash released. Polski Koks believes the VARMO pellets will be Poland’s key to success at a time when many European countries are struggling to meet the EU’s carbon emissions requirements. For the full story, see http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/03/06/coal-pellets-cut-emissions/.