Warsaw 4 January 2018

The rise of Poland’s TITAN’s

SOLIDEA Group’s Syngas Project Team in Poland have developed the TITAN PowerCan a 20MW power plant to meet the next generation of dispersed energy utility in Poland.

Poland’s forest waste will fuel Poland’s Energy Clusters, a value added approach to resources, environment, biodiversity and climate change. Creating local employment, distributed wealth and a better living standard whilst embracing technology and change   

The TITAN Program

A distributed network of TITAN’s across Central Europe is already under development with the first two connection licenses agreed and many more in the project pipeline. Once connected and operational new solar fields will be developed and existing wind operations can be integrated.

Above the New Silk Road and along the Amber route forest is plentiful and community so wanting; the opportunity to develop TITAN in tens even hundreds is “Teutonic” and it could provide the backbone of sustainability for the new high tech industries Central Europe  so desires   

TITAN the foundation for “Energy Clusters”

TITAN is a utility scale power plant consisting of 12 lines of smokeless PowerCan gasifiers which consume local Polish biomass. 12 Lines of reactors, each with the ability to on, off, up and down distinguish TITAN from other Utility Scale power plants, being in control of the energy produced and with rapid response means biomass is only consumed when needed,the global plan for high cost electricity battery storage is simply avoidable.

Base Load of “Cluster”

TITAN runs like a family car on the motorway at reasonable speed it is as highly efficient, it has the ability and agility to run smoothly at low speed however when needed the extra available oomph can up speed even for long periods of time. TITAN then has the agility to slow down when the sun shines instantly minimising or sparing biomass consumption till needed and the oomph to replace wind energy when weather is calm. Together Biomass, Solar and Wind create “Energy Cluster” renewable energy networks on demand to better any other renewable program and using only Polish renewables.

Ticking TITAN’s Four Auction Boxes

Poland’s TITAN’s ticks four boxes on the renewable energy landscape [1] Its 100% renewable energy with or without its partners wind and solar it can be started with charcoal and can be totally independent of any grid. [2] Very Low Emission on its own since the PowerCan technology is “Smokeless” however Ultra Low Emission in Energy Cluster if we are to factor in Wind and Solar”. Low CO2 emissions and negligible NOx [since there is no burning no NOx occurs [3]  High Efficiency since gasification converts solid biomass fuels into gaseous fuels with no burning [and there is no smoke stack] and in a cluster “Ultra High Efficiency” and [4] but not least “Unique” designed to run non stop at a speed and with the response which best suits market conditions for demand.

TITAN’s Brightest Side

Traditionally the low quality biomass toppings and branches which are left on the forest floor after harvest serve PowerCan technology well. However because PowerCan feeds on toppings and trimmings it serves Poland’s huge forest reserve and from cradle to grave.

Unlike the utility size Dinosaurs before it, PowerCan technology lives with and serves the forest rather than consumes it. Full life cycle, forest management creates abundant feedstock which creates the value needed to properly service the forest. Creating demand for this resource  could end decades of forest neglect. Good forest management ensures highest possible value of lumber resources at harvest however along the way a green forest floor encourages and will restore biodiversity. TITAN’s Brightest Side is win win for every side generating rural wealth is key a prosperous future.

Combining Heat and Power Technology without waste 

TITAN modular technology is well tried and tested, today there are more than 1000 operational lines in 30 Countries worldwide and with more than two decades of active service. Though relatively new to Europe the demand for PowerCan projects worldwide is enjoying rapid demand.  The need for clean Heat and Power in rural and semi rural theatres has determined the size and capability of TITAN in Poland

TITAN produces 15MW of electricity 24 hours a day 365 days per week each has an operational life expectancy of over 25 years. 15MW of heat is exportable to local communities with more than enough process heat left over to convert locally produced biomass into usable feedstock in a matter of hours.

Charcoal or unspent materials in the TITAN process are either returned to gasification line a second time or exported as fertiliser to improve the forest floor. Since well spaced and well maintained trees grow and mature for harvest better, and since biodiversity and CO2 sink thrive best in a well groomed environment the whole process is harmonious to the end product. Clean sustainable heat and electricity which benefits the local community its environment and its economy.

Each TITAN produces enough electricity to provide for a small town or large village, being connected to the grid it exports electricity for the economic benefit of the local community. In “Energy Cluster” even the smallest producers can join in our clean environment crusade from roof tops and fields and for sure TITAN’s way will raise Poland’s profile in the economic communities of Europe for decades to come.



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Is The Answer To Poland’s Energy Crises Written On The Forest Floor?

Warsaw 9 September, 2014

Forest FloorIt’s not the costs of energy, nor is it the mitigation of climate change being discussed in Poland’s board rooms this autumn. The greatest risk to Polish industry this winter is energy shortages. Whilst two SOLIDEA Group clients will receive PowerCan units this winter giving them independence over the grid system could SOLIDEA Group react in the face of crises and market demand to produce many more PowerCans?

What is PowerCan?

A PowerCan is a modular self sufficient energy plant it has a large static engine which produces heat and electricity. PowerCan is driven by wood chip waste and the type of forest materials which have negative value. Wood and forest waste is fed into a steel vessel called a gasifier. Because the gasifier chemical reaction works in a slight vacuum there are no emissions in the conversion process, there is no chimney and no smoke. PowerCan is containerized it ships in two 20ft containers. PowerCan can be delivered and installed on the same day the process and the engine room is fully automated it is operated from anywhere on a hand held device. Continue reading

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Have your business SEEGreen® and get EVE® for free

Katowice 14 February 2014

High Bay RetrofitSOLIDEA Group is a Polish energy company offering the new SEEGreen® energy plan. SEEGreen® is a “first” with free after meter services which actually promotes real reduction in end user energy consumption. SEEGreen® reduces its clients energy consumption through an Energy Value Engineering workout EVE®. EVE® reduces SEEGreen® consumers energy by 20% for 2020 and by more than 80% for 2030.

All about EVE® After The Meter Services

EVE® team had a very successful 2013, reducing its commercial clients energy consumption by more than 20% and finding many new clients as a result. So far EVE® team is setting client road plans to meet 2020 benchmarks for many large companies in Central Europe and the Baltics. EVE® team understands the needs of Commercial, Industrial and Public energy consumers to cut costs and reduce emissions. SEEGreen® energy plan has been devised to make EVE® more acceptable to clients and it is the first dedicated free service of its type in Poland. Continue reading

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EVE® Tenants Representation

Bratislava 23 September 2013

Shopping Bratislawa

The performance of any enclosed space is best measured by the energy it consumes. A poor performing commercial centre clearly demonstrates to consume far more energy than a well managed one. Whilst any defective centre might truly costs the environment inevitably all of the cost of the energy is, for sure passed on to the tenants.

“Even the best performing Retail Centres can perform better by reducing common building defects, this is a real saving for retailers 20% across the board on all retail space.”

Where EVE® is different

Traditionally, building performance has been criticized by surveyors the defects are measured by technique, completeness or aesthetics failure rather than real KPI’s. EVE® [Energy Value Engineering] is different it focuses on performance first giving real numbers to technical due diligence. EVE® technical due diligence teams use state of the art equipment and technology to measure defects against industry benchmarks, real proof of performance rather than opinion. Continue reading

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The EVE® Before Poland’s White Certificates

Warsaw 26 March 2013

White Certificate GraphicThe Polish government again endorsed its intention today to introduce White Certificates  before the end of 2013. “This is a real chance for owners and operators to get their house in order to make measured energy saving, reduce CO2 and make a significant amount of money” Says Steve Walker head of SOLIDEA Groups Advisory Service EVE®. “EVE® established clients already represent more than 10% of retail centre space in Poland all of whom are keen to reduce overheads to their retail tenants. EVE® client base is not only expanding rapidly in Retail, the Office, Hotels and Industrial sector is also looking for savings”

The introduction and proper administration of White Certification by the commercial, industrial, public and transport sectors will have as significant impact on bottom line profitability as it will on the environment and reducing CO2. It also allows the Polish grid to raise commercial energy prices and tax those companies who waste energy; it is a great step forward for Poland. Continue reading

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Buildings Don’t Need To Breathe Only People Do!

Warsaw 14 February, 2013

Campus OneCommercial buildings which do not achieve Air Tightness often waste 20% to 40% of the total energy that they consume. When the building envelope is not tight energy is simply lost to the outside. Defective roof lights, smoke hatches and curtain walls, a result of poor design, defective construction, or incomplete maintenance is widespread. “We waste so much energy for no good reason” says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker  “Air Tightness is the big ticket cost in retail, commercial offices and hotels, and it has nothing to do with the level of Insulation installed” Continue reading

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SOLIDEA’s EVE® and the Book of Building Benchmark’s 2013 Retail Shopping Centres

Vienna, January 2013

Retail Shopping Centre Owners firmly focus on their REP benchmarks as Retailers continue to tighten their belts in 2013.

During 2013 Retail Energy Performance [REP] will be as critical to the Retail Centre Manager as it is to the Retailer. SOLIDEA collates REP data through its EVE® program


SOLIDEA Book of Building Benchmarks 2013 lists an energy efficient Retail Centre consuming less than 200kWh/m2/year with a sustainable “Energy Road Map” that demonstrates to reduce the net energy consumption by 20% to year 2020. Continue reading

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Autumn’s Energy Windfalls

Warsaw, Poland 31 October 2012

Every year thousands of tons of leaves need to be swept up and disposed of by district and local park authorities. It’s a costly but necessary business because leaves block drains, paths and roads. Unswept leaves spoil parks, and avenues. But the gasification of leaves reduces public costs and can create much employment. As a source of renewable energy feedstock Autumns Windfalls for the community is truly value added commodity Continue reading

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Green Coffee Grinds Feedstock

Gothenburg September 29, 2012

There is not an industry more focussed on being green than the Coffeehouse business right now. On the high street its all about green credibility. There is much debate about in store waste and renewable coffee cups, not to mention what to do with the spent beans or “grinds” as they are called in the trade. When the SOLIDEA Group EVE® team were asked to look at how renewable energy might best impact the Coffee business we came up with a few surprises.

The SOLIDEA EVE® [Energy Value Engineering] team review business premises and industry segments to introduce renewable energy solutions to save energy, save money and add value. SOLIDEA’s clients want to be the World’s first Zero Net Energy Coffee House Operators. Continue reading

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Hypermarket, ZNE, After EVE® Fossil Fuel Free

Portland, Oregon, August 26, 2012

Supermarkets and Hypermarkets work on very low profit margins, as low as 3% of sales. Their business model, put simply, is to provide the retail customer the biggest choice and lowest market price all under one roof.

Over the last decade energy costs in retail have doubled and by 2013 the cost of energy for the ill prepared will be more than 2% of sales. The ultimate prize for energy cost saving in this industry is of course free energy generated onsite and from a sustainable and renewable green source. But so far it was either impossible or carried too higher CAPEX and to date no top brand Zero Net Energy Supermarket or Hypermarket exists. Continue reading

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