07-May-2010 - David Thomas, BPCC chairman, Martin Oxley, the BPCC’s CEO and Roger Hogkiss, CEO of Link4 presented Martin Groszek, Group Managing Director of the Torftech Group, with the BPCC ‘Exporter of the Year’ award for 2010 at Warsaw’s Hilton Hotel on 29th April.
To quote the BPCC ‘Torftech is very much a company for our time. Having developed an innovative technology for the clean-burn of bio-waste through a system of gasification, the company settled on Poland as its manufacturing base. Over 100 of the bio-waste combusting boilers have been built in Świdnica and exported to countries such as Canada, Germany and Denmark. In June this year, the first commercial power plant in Poland using a Torftech bio-waste gasifier will open for business. Torftech's system of gasifying bio-waste such as straw reduces CO2 emissions by 92% compared with the burning of coal. The gasifiers produce between one and five megawatts of power as well as hot water for local housing. The potential for thousands of power plants like this across the agricultural areas of the world offers a sustainable alternative to coal powered generation.’