Poland's ZAT launches waste ash collection unit

28 June 2012 16:17  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Zaklady Azoty Tarnow (ZAT) has launched a zlotych (Zl) 14m ($4.1m, €3.3m) waste ash collection unit at its coal-fired power station, the Polish chemical group said on Thursday.

The unit's recovered ashes would be sold for recycling in products made by the concrete, cement, brick and road-building industries, among others, it added.

Profits from these sales, plus the savings made on waste disposal costs, would enable the chemical group to recover its investment costs within four years, ZAT, located in Tarnow, southeastern Poland, added.

ZAT's power plant generates approximately 100,000 tonnes of waste ash and slag annually, the group said.

A Zl4m grant toward the cost of constructing the ash collection unit was awarded to ZAT by Poland's National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, which draws funds from the country's EU-funded Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme.

ZAT is currently resisting a takeover bid from Russian's Acron Group, a mineral fertilizer producer.

Its products include fertilizers, caprolactam (capro), polyamide 6 (nylon 6), oxo-alcohols and titanium dioxide (TiO2).

($1 = Zl3.42, €1 = Zl4.26)

By: Will Conroy
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