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Dear Colleagues,

The Polish Coal Combustion Products Union has for the 26th time a pleasure of announcing that the annual Conference ASHES FROM POWER GENERATION will take place on October 8-10, 2019, in Sheraton Hotel in Sopot, Poland.

As an event of importance for the coal-based power and CCP utilization sector it is going to be yet another good venue for meeting of academics and practitioners, specialists from coal-based power sector, CCP market operators, providers of process equipment, and transport and sales agencies.

The Conference is aiming at gathering participants from all the above groups in order to promote the knowledge and science on topics that are soon to constitute the necessary business conditions for generating and utilizing CCPs, which the Circular Economy regulations and practices are inevitably to become.

One of important elements of discussions within the Conference will be seeking recipes for preemptive mitigation of business risks, as well as cost-effective solutions for dynamic growth of market applications of CCP in general economic practice.

The experience from our previous Conferences shows their unique networking capacity allowing for creating new business contacts, meeting other people from ash-sector and developing knowledge.

A tangible effect of the Conference is always the coming-together, exchanging views and ideas, and starting new forms of practical co-operation of the Polish scientific and industrial sectors. Therefore the Conference is also now a platform for presenting the scientific thought to sectoral specialists.

The proceedings shall allow to formulate conclusions and postulates to be presented to state administration and used in the activities of the Polish CCP Union for promotion and development of the CCP sector, such as:

  • promoting the CCP-related science, knowledge and issues in order to change the mindset and the perception of anthropogenic minerals as valuable resources by society and authorities,


  • activities for uniting and co-ordinating work and efforts of individual entities engaging in power and CCP sector, to create a significant potential for implementing rational ideas and regulations of importance for industrial and academic communities,


  • promoting the idea of the Circular Economy as an opportunity for the power sector to approach CCPs as valuable anthropogenic resource for infrastructural construction,


  • expanding the co-operation with the power sector in order to effectively influence the government in implementing the „secondary first” idea.


With best regards,
The Board of the Polish Coal Combustion Products Union


Opening of the Conference:   October 8, 2019, 13:00
Closing of the Conference:     October 10, 2019, 13:00



DAY I     TUESDAY, 08.10.2019


9:00 – 12:00      Meeting of Members / Companies of the Polish CCP Union


13:00 – 14:00     Lunch



Mirosław Niewiadomski – President of the Polish CCP Union


14:15 – 15:00       SESSION  I

Seeking new advantages of CCPs for economy and power sector –
waste, substance, product.


Addresses by Main Conference Partners:

Lech Sekyra – President of the Board, PGE EKOSERWIS

Magdalena Drac-Tatoń – President of the Board MEGMAR


15:00 – 15:30      Coffee break


15:30 – 16:00

SBB Energy/ ABH Turkey Innovative Approach to Combustion Byproducts


16:00 – 17:30   

Interactive and panel discussion after Session I presentations

Challenges for the power sector, prospects for CCPs

Chairing:   Dr Eng Tomasz Szczygielski – Warsaw University of Technology


Norbert Grudzień – PGE GiEK

Tomasz Wilczak – PGNiG TERMIKA

Waldemar Łagoda – MINISTRY OF ENERGY

Magdalena Drac-Tatoń – MEGMAR

Paweł Mzyk – KOBIZE


Robert Żmuda & Mesut Dal – SBB ENERGY/ ABH


Theses for discussion:

  • EU policy towards fossil fuels and mineral waste, and trans-sectoral regulations
    and their long-term impact on the position of CCPs in economy,
  • climate policy and its influence on commercial utilisation of CCPs,
  • technologies in power sector and their impact on the development of CCPs’ applications in economy,
  • secondary first doctrine and the need for implementing an anthropogenicity index in economy.


19:30     Phoenix Awards GALA


DAY II     WEDNESDAY, 09.10.2019


09:00 – 10:30    SESSION II 

Practice and strategy for using CCPs in economy.

Moderator: Zbigniew Chrzanowski – Eko-Zec Poznań


09:00 – 09:30

Dr Eng H. J. Feuerborn

Legal and standardization aspects of managing coal combustion products


09:30 – 09:50

Zbigniew Chrzanowski – Eko-Zec Poznań

Poland as a potential source of CCPs for Europe after 2020


09:50 – 10:10

Dr Eng Tomasz Szczygielski – Warsaw University of Technology

Anna Frystacka – Tauron Polska Energia S.A.

REACH – a summary of 10 years of Regulation, perspectives and challenges


10:10 – 10:30

Prof Rudolf  Hela – University of Technology Brno

Metodika pro používání popílků po procesu SNCR pro výrobu betonu


10:30 – 11:00      Coffee break


11:00 – 13:30       SESSION III

Innovation and technology – a condition necessary, but is it sufficient
for the presence of CCPs in the reality around us?

Moderator: Robert Żmuda – Member of the Board of PU UPS


11:00 – 11:20

Dominika Bandoła – ITC Silesian University of Technology

Climate policy implementation – is the quality of CCPs under a threat –
an introductory presentation


11:20 – 11:40

Natalia Maciejewska – MEGMAR

The perspectives of development of biotechnology in power sector –
present and future state


11:40 – 12:10

Joe Wong – ADA Carbon Solutions

Strategies for Mercury Control with Coal Combustion Product Preservation


12:10 – 12:30

Sławomir Sadkowski – W.L. Gore & Associates Polska Sp. z o.o.

Maintaining the quality of CCPs – a unique benefit from applying
Gore GMCS method for mercury removal from flue gas


12:30 – 12:50

Magdalena Gazda-Grzywacz – AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków

Synthesis of geopolymers using fly ash from a waste incineration plant in the context of Circular Economy



12:50 – 13:30      Panel discussion

Chairing:  Robert Żmuda – Member of the Board of PU UPS


Magdalena Drac-Tatoń – MEGMAR, President of the Board

Magdalena Wdowin – Professor, Polish Academy of Sciences

Jacek Łączny – Professor, Central Mining Institute

Joe Wong – ADA Carbon Solutions, Chief Technology Officer

Lech Sekyra – PGE Ekoserwis

Robert Żmuda – SBB Energy

Dr Eng H. J. Feuerborn

Magdalena Gazda-Grzywacz – AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków


Theses for discussion:

  • boundary conditions for the quality of ashes
  • are the technologies proposed for reducing emissions on the path boiler – stack capable
    of yielding a good quality CCP?
  • removal of qualitative imperfections arising in the processes of flue gas treatment in the primary and secondary process, for further processing and beneficiation of CCPs,
  • involvement of power sector – controllability of Power Units and requirements of the Operator


13:30 – 14:30      Lunch


14:30 – 17:00      SESSION IV

Infractructural Projects – prospects for CCPs in civil engineering applications

Moderator: Dr Eng Tomasz Szczygielski – Warsaw University of Technology


14:30 – 14:50

Marian Woźniak – Knoechelmann Polska

Stabilization of difficult soils using modified hydraulic binders, on the example of Biskupiec Project


14:50 – 15:10

Dr Eng Mikołaj Ostrowski – Concrete Division of ICIMB

Siliceous fly ash as an addition to concrete providing a protection against the concrete corrosion


15:10 – 15:30

Prof Barbara Tora – AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków

Directions of application of fly ash, particularly in mining technologies


15:30 – 15:50

Michał Bieńkowski – Ash Separation Plant, Siekierki CHPP

Ash Separation Plant Siekierki – experiences from the first year of operation


15:50 – 16:10

Dr hab. Eng Aldona Łowińska-Kluge – Eko-Zec Poznań

The usefulness of fly ash from the Karolin CHP plant in Poznań for applications in the nuclear industry


16:10 – 17:00

Panel discussion with participation of speakers:

Chairing:  Dr Eng Tomasz Szczygielski – Warsaw University of Technology


Marian Woźniak – Knoechelmann Polska

Kamil Szczygielski – Ekotech Group

Dr Eng Tomasz Baran – Concrete Division of ICIMB

Prof Barbara Tora – AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków

Michał Bieńkowski – Ash Separation Plant, Siekierki CHPP

Daria Zielińska – Eko-Zec Poznań


Theses for discussion:

  • Barriers and directions of systemic solutions for applications of CCPs





DAY III     THURSDAY, 10.10.2019


9:30 – 11:30       SESSION V

– intellectual clashes / exchange of thoughts and ideas …..

Moderators:  Katarzyna Dziurska and Lech Sekyra


9:45 – 11:30        Open floor discussion theses for discussion:


  • the future of ash sector, our opportunities in Europe, controllability of operation
    of Power Units and the quality of CCPs,
  • new directions of technological development in power and fuel sector,
  • barriers for growth of innovation in CCP domain,
  • challenges


Discussion leaders of the sector – the CEOs’ presentation of a perception of the principia of the future:


Zbigniew Chrzanowski – Przedsiębiorstwo Produkcyjno-Usługowe Eko-Zec

Lech Sekyra – PGE Ekoserwis

Zdzisław Bąk – Epore

Kamil Szczygielski – Ekotech Group

Jan Koziara – BIOEKO

Adam Leszkiewicz – Steag Energo Mineral

Robert Żmuda – SBB ENERGY


Discussion panel with the active participation of attendees.


11:30 – 12:00

Summary of Session V and CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

Mirosław Niewiadomski – President of the Polish CCP Union


12:00                     Lunch



Powstańców Warszawy 10,  81-718 Sopot, Poland


The Hotel has prepared a number of specially priced rooms (net prices with special discount).

Single room with breakfast ………………………………………. 320 zł net
Double room with breakfast …………………………………….. 390 zł net


Link for booking a room:

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Please note, that after September 29, 2019 the Hotel may no longer guarantee
rooms and discounts.

With any questions and doubts please contact The Individual Bookings Division:
tel. +48 58 767 1600



Conference Fee: 615 EUR net

The Fee includes: participation in sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, Phoenix Awards Gala (accommodation not included).


Fee for an accompanying person (not taking part in the Conference): 325 EUR net

The Fee includes: lunches, dinners, Phoenix Awards Gala (accommodation not included).


The Conference may be attended after sending on time the Participation Card with payment transfer confirmation.

A VAT Invoice will be sent after the Conference Fee is received.

With the payment please give the first name and the family name of the Conference Participant.



ING Bank Śląski S.A., O/Warsaw Poland

Account Number: 61 1050 1025 1000 0023 4277 8202
Please indicate “Ashes 2019”

Failing to attend shall not entitle to the Conference Fee refund.


31.08.2019 – notification of papers and sending of summaries
15.09.2019 – deadline for sending papers
02.10.2019 – deadline for sending Participation Cards


Stowarzyszenie Polska Unia UPS
ul. Czackiego 3/5, pokój 121
00-043 Warszawa
NIP: 852-240-36-81


In all Conference-related matters please contact:
Aneta Wiski
phone: +48 661 269 565, +48 603 163 193,