T. Szczygielski,  Polish CCP Union, Szczecin, Poland

J.J. Hycnar, ECOCOAL Consulting Center, Katowice, Poland

The necessity of cutting CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is strongly impacting development and use of various energy sources, and is becoming a strategy for existence for practically all countries around the world. Coal, until now the cheapest source of thermal and electric energy, but also the most CO2 emitting, requires improvements to existing combustion technologies and development of new ones.