Poland kills two birds with one stone. Not only does it bypass the EU’s carbon emissions requirements, it also invents eco-friendly coal. Coal-fired power stations generate 90% of Poland’s electricity. VARMO pellets are all the rage. These coal-based carbon pellets include biofuel components such as glycerine. The huge perk is that they are non polluting. Polski Koks, the creator of this sensation, explains that these pellets could help the country lower its carbon emissions.
Gerard Galeczka, Director of New Projects at Polski Koks, argues that the production stage is where improvement begins.
Gerard Galeczka says, “We’ve used machinery not used before, such as an ‘extruder’, which is a machine previously used in ceramics, such as brick. The dryer room has an ecological dryer because it works at very low temperature, so there are no harmful elements evaporating.”
Before clients can get their hands on these pellets, which are produced in batches, the material must first be ground together and dried. The benefits are immediate for customers, especially when considering air quality, per Galeczka.
Gerard Galeczka says, “After application of our recipe, after forming it into pellets, which you have seen, we get a 90% reduction of the most dangerous pollution, especially benzoapyrene pollution. We also achieve the reduction of ash, that is the visible pollution coming from our chimneys.”
Polski Koks finally launched VARMO last month after six years of testing in Suszec (a southern Polish village). So where do we go from here? The company is determined to produce 60,000 tons of this fuel per year.
With the EU’s requirements on carbon emissions, many European countries are striving to stay in line. The Polish government is looking to reduce carbon emissions with new technologies instead of cutting down coal output. Polski Koks firmly believes that VARMO pellets are the golden ticket to making that goal happen.