Tag: Poland

Polish designer debuts tableware from sugar beet waste

Polish designer debuts tableware from sugar beet waste

September 14, 2020 |

In Poland, designer Sofia Jaśkiewicz has created a line of tableware and packaging made from sugar beet waste. The items are made by adding other natural materials to sugar beet pulp and leaves, accompanied with binding and pressing steps to form papers, chipboards and composites. “I’m interested in the exploration of new uses for unusual […]

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PKN ORLEN looks to boost biofuel production by 500,000 tons by 2030

PKN ORLEN looks to boost biofuel production by 500,000 tons by 2030

September 10, 2020 |

In Poland, ​PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in Central Europe to declare aspiration to achieve emission neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, by 2030 the company will reduce CO2 emissions from its current refining and petrochemical assets by 20% and emissions from power generation by 33% CO2/MWh. The emission neutrality […]

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Polish researchers make advances in direct ethanol fuel cell technology

Polish researchers make advances in direct ethanol fuel cell technology

June 25, 2020 |

In Poland, scientists working at the Department for Functional Nanomaterials at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences designed and synthesized a functional ternary Pt/Re/SnO2/C catalyst as an anode material in a direct ethanol fuel cell. It was possible by synthesizing platinum, rhenium and tin oxide nanoparticles of a spherical shape […]

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Poland doesn’t agree with EU ban on palm oil for biofuels

Poland doesn’t agree with EU ban on palm oil for biofuels

May 29, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post newspaper reports that the Polish Ambassador to Malaysia says his country opposes the European Union’s plan to ban the use of palm oil as biofuel feedstock and as such doesn’t intend to reduce its imports, even though it is one of the EU’s largest rapeseed producers. He said that the […]

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PKN Orlen to produce HVO at two refineries thanks to REDII

PKN Orlen to produce HVO at two refineries thanks to REDII

December 20, 2018 |

In Poland, PetroPlaza reports that PKN Orlen will begin producing HVO from used cooking oil and vegetable fats at its Płock and Litvínov in an effort to produce fuels to supply the demand it expects the Renewable Energy Directive II to drive. The company undertook a trial run of the HVO process in September thanks […]

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BioLNG EuroNet consortium commits to expand LNG around Europe and build a BioLNG plant in the Netherlands

BioLNG EuroNet consortium commits to expand LNG around Europe and build a BioLNG plant in the Netherlands

December 10, 2018 |

In Poland, BioLNG EuroNet announced a commitment to the further expansion of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a road transport fuel across Europe with new infrastructure that should ensure the long-term success and mass scale adoption in Europe. The consortium, comprising Shell, DISA, Scania, IVECO, CNH Industrial Capital Europe under the trademark of IVECO Capital […]

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European Biodiesel Board hits out at Polish industry dumping fuel on EU market

European Biodiesel Board hits out at Polish industry dumping fuel on EU market

July 6, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board says Polish fuel market players, deliberately exploiting a loophole of the Polish biofuels legislation for more than a year have been causing significant financial damage to the biodiesel production chains in various EU countries – first in Romania, but also in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and France among others. […]

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Investment in Polish biofuel industry constrained by surplus production capacity

Investment in Polish biofuel industry constrained by surplus production capacity

July 18, 2016 |

In Poland, the USDA estimates further investments in biofuels are unlikely as the market is currently oversupplied with production. Installed production capacity for ethanol is currently around 511,000 metric tons at 11 plants around the country, 80% of which is produced from corn. Only about 200,000 tons is produced at the moment, despite a 7.1% […]

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EU refers Poland to Court of Justice for law banning biofuel and feedstock imports

EU refers Poland to Court of Justice for law banning biofuel and feedstock imports

May 26, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for establishing restrictions in Polish law against certain imported biofuels and raw materials for biofuel. Polish law is not fully in line with EU law. Firstly, fuels can only be marketed if specific fuel requirements are in place, […]

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European Biodiesel Board worried about trade distortions from Polish exports

European Biodiesel Board worried about trade distortions from Polish exports

March 3, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board has recently alerted EU and national member state authorities on important and increasing trade distortions of the EU internal biodiesel market created by biodiesel products exported from Poland at unfair low price levels. An inquiry is to be opened on such unfair practice, which is breaching EU and national […]

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