The mission of WGW Green Energy Poland
is to create solutions which meet the growing social demand for the protection of the environment and diversification of energy sources as well as the need for a closed-loop material flow.
The process of thermal decomposition is by numerous experts considered to be the most promising direction for the recycling of plastics and rubber, in particular car tires. If the process is conducted in an optimal manner, it can help obtain valuable products. Large amounts of valuable chemical intermediates will guarantee a high position on the market to all those who are currently investing in this direction of tire processing.
Poland is obliged to recycle 50 percent of municipal waste by the year 2020 and 70 percent by 2030. As of 2050, the European Commission also intends to prohibit the disposal of recyclable waste in general. The technologies which have been used in Poland until now, in particular incineration and co-incineration, are inefficient, obsolete and costly, with a high emission level, which was pointed out in the report “Municipal waste management market in Poland. Perspective 2030 ” published by the Sobieski Institute. Incineration plants are unprofitable as the little waste there is is low in calories (with plenty of moisture), so there is a push for legislative solutions to give them a privileged position. Currently about 75 percent of waste ends up in landfills and if this does not change, the European Union will impose on us multimillion-dollar fines.
WGW Green Energy Poland emphasizes the importance of the following facts:
- The diversification of energy sources, particularly through the development of methods which will enable the production of energy from waste, is at the current stage of economic development necessary to protect the environment, as well as to ensure the proper functioning of the modern society.
- The use of recycling which helps obtain fuels for heating, electricity generation or car fuel, has become feasible and is supported by the policy of the Union.
- One of the most important areas of research and development should be proekologocznych implementation of new technologies in the areas of environmental protection, including recycling and material recovery in order to win new alternative energy sources and their diversification.
- The application of new technologies of recovery and recycling of waste results in a faster transition to a closed-loop material flow which is so desirable.
- New waste management technologies contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and reduce pollution. Recyclables from waste (material recovery) reduce demand for and exploitation of natural resources, which should help minimize environmental degradation. Such pro-environmental activities can focus on the following areas: saving raw materials and energy, elimination of toxic materials, waste reduction, minimization of the negative impact of the whole “product life cycle”.
- The diversification of energy sources should be a response to increasing environmental demands made to the energy sector. For example, thermal decomposition of a car tire can generate about 25% of charcoal (the percentage of load weight), 45% of oil and 10% of post-process oil, 10% of gas fraction and 20% of steel scrap. The products can easily be further developed.
We have therefore come up with a technology and built a device of an innovative nature, in line with the expectations of the European Union policies and the directions of national development as well as more stringent requirements in the area of environmental protection.