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Poland has undergone an impressive transformation over the last 25 years. The process has been hailed an economic success. Poland is, however, among the least resource-efficient economies in the EU. Resource efficiency has not improved substantially since 2000. The per capita domestic material consumption has grown since early 2000s to 20.7 tonnes per capita compared to the EU average of 14.8 tonnes in 2011. Poland ranks relatively poorly also in energy- and carbon-efficiency. One of the key explanatory factors of this poor performance is the significant dependence on coal in electricity production.

Poland is among the countries that have scored persistently low in the European Eco-Innovation Scoreboard since 2010. In the 2013 edition it came second last the EU with a score significantly below the EU average (45 out of 100). The country underperforms in all the scoreboard components, being particularly weak in R&D and innovation investments and early stage investments in green technologies as well as in economic outcomes related to eco-innovation.

Although the overall picture is rather challenging, the trends indicate a considerable economic opportunity in modernising the production processes, notably in the most energy- and resource-intensive sectors. Eco-innovation, leading to considerable cost savings and higher resource productivity in both production and service-delivery, emerges as one of the key strategic policy options for the country. The development and implementation of eco-innovative technologies are now supported by the key national and regional strategies. The country’s smart specialisation areas announced in April 2014 include topics relevant for eco-innovation and circular economy, such as waste reduction, re-use and recycling, sustainable transport, energy-efficient construction, water efficiency technologies as well as material substitution.

2013 Eco-innovation Scoreboard ranking and eco-innovation index composites for Poland

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1 KAPLANs water turbine 945
2 Gasifier QM12 for gasification of biomass and waste 1099
3 Solar and wind powered street lighting in Prudnik municipality 1095
4 T-Technology - a system for production of liquid fuels from plastics waste 1684
5 Lighting in the Mechanical Vocational School in Łapy 1402
6 Smart energy grid at the Hel Peninsula 1098
7 Energy-efficient teaching and laboratory building powered with renewable energy 1183
8 Hazardous waste management technology - MTT method (Microwave Thermal Treatment). 3512
9 Support for environmentally-friendly energy sector development with the use of Smart Grids infrastructure. 1785
10 Aerator: an aeration device for the purpose of water treatment 3237
11 PolSEFF - Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility 2279
12 Loan with a Climate. Bank Ochrony Środowiska (BOŚ) 3054
13 ROVAPO – a zero discharge technology. PP-EKO, Sp. z o. o. 5455
14 Installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on a public building – a building of the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). 3718
15 PROM@R MONITORING SYSTEM (PMS). Promar, Sp. z o.o. 4134
16 CLEVEO Intelligent LED street lamp. LEDIKO Walendowski i Wilanowski Sp. j. 4757
17 Producer of solar sewage sludge dryers. Ekotop Roman Sobczyk 6287
18 WATT- producer of solar collectors 3879

Eco Innovation in Practice in Poland

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WATT- producer of sol…

WATT- producer of solar collectors

The Watt company has been specialising in new solar energy technologies since 1998. Its modern solutions are aimed at safe and highly effective application of... Read more

16 Mar 2011 Hits:3879 Poland

Producer of solar sew…

Producer of solar sewage sludge dryers.  Ekotop Roman Sobczyk

The company designs and manufactures solar and hybrid sewage sludge dryers. They utilise solar energy and hybrid drying (which makes additional use of energy from... Read more

16 Mar 2011 Hits:6287 Poland

Loan with a Climate. …

Loan with a Climate. Bank Ochrony Środowiska (BOŚ)

Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. is a leading financial institution that specialises in the financing of various environmental protection investments, e.g. water protection, air protection or... Read more

29 Jun 2011 Hits:3054 Poland

ROVAPO – a zero disch…

ROVAPO – a zero discharge technology. PP-EKO, Sp. z o. o.

The PP-EKO company is an environmental engineering enterprise providing solutions in sewage and water treatment. It has developed an original “zero-discharge” technology called ROVAPO, which... Read more

29 Jun 2011 Hits:5455 Poland

Installation of photo…

Installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on a public building – a building of the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT).

708 PV modules with a total surface of around 550 m2 and a capacity of 56 kW have been installed on the building of the... Read more

29 Jun 2011 Hits:3718 Poland

PROM@R MONITORING SYS…

PROM@R MONITORING SYSTEM (PMS). Promar, Sp. z o.o.

The Promar company was established in 1994 and is the leading company in Poland providing services in optimisation of energy consumption and remote technical infrastructure... Read more

29 Jun 2011 Hits:4134 Poland

CLEVEO Intelligent LE…

CLEVEO Intelligent LED street lamp. LEDIKO Walendowski i Wilanowski Sp. j.

LEDIKO is a design and production company specialising in LED lighting. Its latest product is the intelligent and energy-saving CLEVEO LED street lamp, which is... Read more

29 Jun 2011 Hits:4757 Poland

PolSEFF - Polish Sust…

PolSEFF is a Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility with a credit line of EUR 150 million. The offer of PolSEFF is addressed to small and... Read more

23 Mar 2012 Hits:2279 Poland

Aerator: an aeration …

Aerator: a device for water aeration. POLIMAT EKO designed original solutions for an aerator used to aerate and de-gas waters in reservoirs (lakes, ponds, rivers)... Read more

23 Mar 2012 Hits:3237 Poland

Support for environme…

Exchange of information and data by various entities for the purpose of education, promotion of innovative research and good economic practice takes place thanks to... Read more

23 Mar 2012 Hits:1785 Poland

Hazardous waste manag…

ATON-HT Joint Stock Company has been operating at the market since August 2005. The company operates in the area of innovative technologies of hazardous waste... Read more

23 Mar 2012 Hits:3512 Poland

Energy-efficient teac…

Demonstration of good practices and education in efficient energy use through decreasing energy consumption in the teaching building and applying several renewable energy sources (RES). Read more

06 Dec 2012 Hits:1183 Poland

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