Use of alternative fuels

An alternative fuel is a properly sorted and processed wastes that have sufficient energy value for specific needs (RDF). Such fuels are obtained from processed industrial and municipal waste.

Over the next several years, the Polish district heating sector, almost three quarters of whose fuel mix is based on hard coal, should radically change its heat generation sources, among others in favour of renewable energy sources.

A large part of the heating companies are faced with the choice of technology, which will enable them to become an efficient energy source thanks to cogeneration.

In the heating sector the fuel structure is changing and some entities could and have decided to use renewable energy sources. Many municipal heating plants think about the most beneficial solution for them, consider modernization of the installation to burn biomass or other alternative fuels.

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Benefits for GETEC customers resulting from the developed system of usa of alternative fuels

  • Consistency and convenience of supply
  • Low price resulting from highly efficient generation
  • Fixed energy price resulting from a signed contract
  • Ecology and full waste control
  • No need to purchase CO2

Examples of alternative fuels:

  • rubber waste
  • wood waste
  • paper and fabrics
  • plastics
  • used oils
  • dried sewage sludge
  • meat and bone meal


  • Elimination of waste from the environment, so it does not end up in landfills
  • Utilization of waste from combustion in the process
  • Reduction of CO₂ emissions from fossil fuels (coal)
  • Required reduction in emissions of other process gases such as NOₓ and SOₓ
  • Less use of limited hard coal reserves

GETEC specialists know that it is very safe to burn in dedicated plants that have all the necessary systems to reduce emissions to the atmosphere. This is the optimal solution for medium-sized cities. Thanks to the technologies and experience offered, two problems are solved simultaneously – the problem of waste management and the problem of ecological heat in the city.