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A number of tours will be available for delegates and their guests. Tour fees are in addition to the conference registration fee.

Full details and information on booking will be added to this page but see below for a taste of what to expect.

 

Program 1: Site visit to Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal and Clean Coal Technology Centre – May 26, 2017


 

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Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal was established pursuant to The Resolution of Council of Ministers dated 25th of March 1955. The founding and the supervising body of the Institute is the Minister of Economy. It is already 10 years since the Institute, on the basis of the evaluation performed by Research Centers Evaluation Committee, has been classified by the Minister of Science and Higher Education as A CATEGORY research unit in the group of common evaluation of science and engineering.

The main recipients and customers of the Institute know-how are companies from power, coke-making and waste-processing industries, small and medium enterprises as well as organizations from government and self-government administration.

The Institute participates in many R&D and implementation projects, cooperating with more than 50 national and international scientific and R&D centers. The prior strategy of the Institute is to gear its research field to the development of low- and zero-emission heat and electrical energy production technologies, including clean coal technologies, CO2 capture and storage (CCS) and utilization (CCU) systems, as well as energy production from renewable resources. The performance of many analyses on actual and perspective routes of the development of power, heat, waste management and coke-making industries is the basis of current research topics and action lines.

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According to the Long-Term Research Program of the Institute the undertaken activities are focused on:

  • thermochemical conversion of solid fuels for power and chemical industries,
  • rational residential and municipal heating systems including “low-stack emission” reduction,
  • thermal processes for waste recovery involving the use of solid recovered fuels,
  • effective and safe to environment coke-making and coal-derivatives processing industries,
  • perspective systems for energy production with the use of fossil fuels.

All the activities are carried out with the emphasis to environmental protection issues, especially to the reduction of emission of greenhouse gases and gaseous and particulate contaminants.

The Institute participates in the realization of research projects of priority importance to economy, which are dedicated to the efficient use of fossil, renewable and alternative fuels. The competences of the Institute are focused on thermal processing of various fuels by means of gasification, pyrolysis and combustion.

 

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Clean Coal Technologies Centre (CCTW) was established in September 2012 as a result of realization of P0IG.02.01.00-00-165/08 project co-financed by European Regional Development Fund within The Innovative Economy Operational Programme.

CCTW is the unique in Europe, 2ha in area, research center equipped with the range of laboratories and installations dedicated to performance of researches on thermal processing of coal, biomass and alternative fuels as well as to power generation at minimum CO2 emission. The technical-technological infrastructure of CCTW enables the comprehensive studying and run of processes in various scales – from basic laboratory scale research, through bench scale studies up to pilot scale processes performance. All CCTW facilities have modular structure enabling their sequential combination in order to investigate technologically more complex processes.

Pilot scale installations:

  • Gasification/pyrolysis of solid fuels – coal, biomass, wastes
  • CO2 capture by amine absorption – pilot plant
  • Gasification/oxy-combustion of solid fuels in a pressurized CFB reactor
  • Fuels combustion in chemical looping reactor
  • Fuels combustion in gas turbine
  • Advanced drying of solid fuels
  • Volumetric (turbulent) combustion of fuels
  • Gasification of solid fuels in fixed bed reactor coupled with electricity generation
  • Coal and biomass preparation for thermal processing

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The research infrastructure of CCTW also comprises of support units, including technical media installations, cooling towers, workshops, which assure the current technical service of installations and their eventual modification, and storage yards.

The applied control and monitoring system enables in-place and/or remote supervision of processes and change of operational parameters. The priorities of research activities undertaken in CCTW are: the improvement of process’s efficiency and economy as well as the limitation and prevention of their impact on the environment.

 

Program 2: Site visit to TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A. Division Łagisza Power Plant – Supercritical 966MWth CFB boiler – May 26, 2017


CFB boiler for Łagisza power unit was designed and constructed by Foster Wheeler Energy Polska and Foster Wheeler Energia OY consortium. Application of vertical Benson tubing and SIEMENS supercritical steam flow technology resulted in the expected steady operation of the boiler at variable load conditions. Boiler efficiency was additionally increased by means of the application of flue gas heat recovery system (flue gases are ejected via the cooling tower) The applied solutions resulted in a boiler characterized by significant fuel flexibility (coal mix, slack), low combustion chamber temperature which in turn enabled the elimination of numerous burdensome phenomena (e.g. screen tube slagging, high-temperature corrosion) and brought forward the required low emissions of SO, NO and dust. The entire investment project was also considerably less expensive (by 15%) compared to a classical pulverized-coal boiler – flue gas desulphurizing installation solution. The turbine unit consists of the reaction turbine 28K460 and the generator 50WT23E-104 supplied by Alstom Power. Major advantages of the applied solution are: compact construction (only 5 support bearings), helical steam supply system, high-performance flow system equipped with 3D vanes, low heat consumption per unit (less than 7500kJ/kWh), and electro hydraulic turbine control system with the power forcing system in accordance with UCTE terms. Cooling Stack (height 133.2 m) fulfills its standard role yet it is also used to eject flue gases into the atmosphere. Such a solution brought about lower investment cost (there was no need to erect a smokestack) as well as better conditions for the flue gas out-flow. Power Take off is carried out by means of lines: 400 kV Łagisza – Tucznawa and Łagisza – Rokitnica. Auxiliary infrastructure was constructed with main elements of the power unit or in some cases existent facilities underwent relevant adjustments and retrofitting (e.g. coal feeders, water treatment plant) on the power plant premises after the obsolete infrastructure had been pulled down (cooling tower).

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