Azoty coal gasification plant
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Azoty coal gasification plant is a proposed coal gasification plant in Upper Silesia, Poland.
The map below shows the town of Kedzierzyn-Kozle, the approximate location the plant would be built.
Proposed power station
In January 2014 it was reported that Tauron Group and Poland's largest chemicals maker Grupa Azoty were considering a power plant in Kedzierzyn-Kozle based on coal gasification technology. The first letter of intent on construction of a 300 MW power plant with carbon capture and storage technology was signed between ZAK Kedzierzyn, now a unit of Grupa Azoty, and Tauron in 2008, but was later found to be financially inviable.
In June 2015 Poland approved a plan for Grupa Azoty to develop a coal gasification project, part of a wider program to boost Silesia, where the bulk of Poland's struggling coal mines are located. The investment is valued at US$480 million to US$1.1 billion, depending on whether the plant will produce hydrogen or methanol. Construction will take 5 to 6 years and the plant is expected to use 1 million to 2 million tonnes of coal annually.
Project Details of proposed station
- Sponsor: Grupa Azoty
- Parent company:
- Location: Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Upper Silesia, Poland
- Coordinates: 50.35, 18.2 (approximate)
- Status: Permitted
- Capacity: N/A
- Type: Coal gasification
- Start date: 2020-2021
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Silesia, Poland
- Source of financing:
Articles and Resources
- "Tauron power & Grupa Azoty chemicals consider returning to Kedzierzyn power plant project - Tauron CEO," WSE Infospace, Jan 14, 2014
- "Poland approves chemical group Azoty's coal-based project," Reuters, June 30, 2015