Azoty coal gasification plant

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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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.[1]

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.[2]

Project Details of proposed station

  • Sponsor: Grupa Azoty
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • 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:

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