CCS 4 Krakow
Gaining insights and expertise from Norway on CCS and CCU solutions for the waste incineration plant in Krakow
Krakow Communal Holding (KHK), the sole shareholder company of the city of Krakow, Poland, acknowledges the significance of drawing inspiration from Norway’s pioneering efforts in waste management and CCUS technologies. By learning from Norwegian best practices, experiences, and challenges, Krakow aims to advance its own sustainability initiatives. In pursuit of this knowledge, a collaborative partnership was established, with Vinco Innovation as the project leader, alongside Krakow Communal Holding and CO2 Management as partners.
The aim is to explore ways to capture, transport and sequester CO2 emissions from the Thermal Waste Treatment Plant efficiently, thereby minimizing the plant’s environmental impact. By leveraging the expertise of Vinco Innovation and CO2 Management, Krakow Communal Holding strives to enhance the plant’s operational practices, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and foster a cleaner and more sustainable future.
The Eco-incinerator – A green factory for Krakow
The Eco-Incinerator in Krakow addresses the city’s ecological and energy needs by efficiently processing 220 thousand tons of municipal waste annually. This state-of-the-art facility not only disposes of waste responsibly but also recovers energy from it, producing approximately 65,000 MWh of electricity and 280,000 MWh of heat each year. This sustainable thermal recycling approach aligns with European best practices, emphasizing the environmental benefits of converting waste into renewable energy, making it a vital component of Krakow’s waste management system.
- Ensure the efficient management of project implementation in terms of strategy, operations, finance, and quality.
- Explore potential technical solutions, especially carbon capture and storage (CCS), to substantially reduce CO2 emissions from the Krakow waste incineration plant.
- Gather insights on legal, economic, environmental, and organizational issues and challenges connected to CCS solutions at the plant.
- Prepare initial version of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting for the plant.
- Visits in Bergen and in Krakow where stakeholders from both countries can share experiences, and discuss opportunities for future collaborations.
As project leader it is our role to ensure the efficient management of the project.
We will also leverage our expertise within sustainability strategy and reporting to set the groundwork for the first ESG report.
Additionally, by combining these services with our innovation knowledge, we create a holistic approach to address legal, economic, environmental, and organizational challenges and assist in exploring new solutions, such as carbon capture and green hydrogen generation, essential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting a sustainable energy landscape.
Project funded by
EEA and Norway Grants
Program: The Green Transformation
Financing: The project is funded by the Bilateral Cooperation Fund (FWD) financed by the Norwegian and EEA funds.
Total value of the project: EUR 250.000
More information about the program: here
Targeted Sustainable Development Goals
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