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New gas-fired heating plant to lower emissions in the Czech Republic

Spolana Neratovice, a member of the Czech largest refinery and petrochemical company Unipetrol Group, has commissioned a new heating plant to generate the steam needed for its operations.

“The new gas-powered boiler room has replaced the existing heating plant powered by lignite,” explained Miroslav Falta, Executive Director of Spolana. “It was decommissioned and will be gradually disassembled in accordance with a valid integrated permit.”

After switching from lignite to natural gas and installing modern boilers, there will be a significant decrease in the volume of substances emitted into the atmosphere.

“Sulphur-dioxide emissions will drop by 99 per cent, emissions of dust and nitrogen oxides will be 90 per cent lower and carbon-monoxide emissions will decrease by 60 per cent,” Mr Falta pointed out.

A consortium from ČEZ ESCO and Envir & Power Ostrava is responsible for the implementation of the project.

“The coal age in the Czech Republic and in Europe is gradually coming to an end and the energy companies will also switch to more environmentally friendly fuels with lower emissions of harmful substances and CO2, similar to Spolana,” commented Kamil Čermák, CEO of ČEZ ESCO. “Interest in these solutions is growing and thanks to them, we are also number one on the industrial energy market in the Czech Republic.”

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