EQTEC IBERIA JOINS A EUROPEAN CONSORTIUM TO BUILD A SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS PLANT IN POLAND
Eqtec Iberia will provide Polygen Project with its own exclusive gasification technology, in order to produce synthetic natural gas, which allows it to be replaced by natural gas in city supply and in further applications
EQTEC has begun forming part of an innovative European energetic consortium, made up by six other technology firms, created so as to build a synthetic natural gas plant in Poland.
European consortium Polygen counts on the support of KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) InnoEnergy, an organization made up by 27 companies whose goal is to create an energetically sustainable future for Europe by the use innovative technologies. KIC InnoEnergy issued a positive opinion on this proposal submitted by EQTEC’s consortium within Innovation Call for Proposals 2016, which is now starting.
EQTEC will be entitled within the European consortium to provide its unique and patented EGT EQTEC Gasifier Technology to the project, a gasification technology based on a special reactor which uses a wide range of waste and biomass as fuels to produce electricity.
The rest of the European consortium is formed by the companies EXERGON, RAFAKO, TAURON and IChPW (Poland), ATMOSTAT and CEA (France), all of which are major relevant players in the market and will guarantee this project’s development.
Polygen project consists in the generation of heat, electricity and synthetic natural gas (SNG) from alternative fuels such as sewage sludge, municipal solid waste (MSW) and biomass.
The first phase of the project consists on developing the feasibility analysis of the project, lasting until the end of 2016. The kick-off meeting took place in Raciborz (Poland) at RAFAKO´s Headquarters.
With this new project, EQTEC expands its international presence and increases and diversifies its business towards entering the synthetic natural gas distribution market for commercial purposes.