It was a great and professionally organized event with such interesting and relevant issues. I learned a lot and established important leads and connections.”

MEC 13 delegate

Thank you for a successful MEC 13 workshop!

The Workshop on Multi-pollutant Emissions from Coal, took place 21-23 May 2018, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, in the heart of Krakow’s old town.

This workshop pulled together international experts on reducing emissions, including particulates, SO2, NOx and mercury, from coal-fired utilities and offered an excellent opportunity to mix with government agencies, regulators, utilities, consultants, equipment suppliers and academia.

With the Minamata Convention moving into ratification and new, tighter, emission limits being required within the EU soon, there was no better time to be speaking to colleagues in the industry in Europe.

Topics addressed:

  • Meeting tightening emission standards
  • State of the art emission control
  • Monitoring emissions at low concentrations
  • HELE (high efficiency low emission) technology uptake in Europe
  • Technology transfer to emerging economies

Site visit

On the Wednesday we had a site visit to a local coal-fired power plant.

The combined heat and power plant in Krakow, belongs to the Polish Energy Group (PGE), the largest energy and heat producer in Poland. The plant supplies 446 MWe of electricity and 1118 MWt of heat, which consists of about 60% of Krakow needs. In recent years , the plant has been thoroughly modernised to comply with the EU legislation (IED), in terms of particulates, nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide emissions. Pollution control equipment installed include: selective catalytic reduction (SCR), electrostatic precipitators (ESP), and wet flue gas desulphurisation (wFGD). The plant actively supports different environmental and cultural actions and events and frequently hosts technical tours for delegates from all over the world.

Radisson Krakow


Cost for registration for the full event, including breaks, lunches and dinner, was €495.

There is no discount for speakers – this event is run at cost and any profit made will be used to facilitate the attendance of UN Coal Partnership delegates from emerging economies.