Poland’s largest utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) said Thursday it has received a positive environmental decision for a project to excavate the Zloczew lignite deposit, which could supply feedstock for its 5.3 GW Belchatow plant. * Zloczew deposit contains 600 million mt of lignite * Deposit lies 60 km away from Europe’s largest lignite plant “This is good news for Belchatow, the largest lignite-fired plant in Europe, which is of strategic importance for the country’s energy security because the reserves of the existing lignite mines will be exhausted,” Slawomir Zawada, the CEO of PGE’s Mining and Conventional Power unit said in a statement. The positive environmental decision means PGE can now submit an application for a lignite production concession at Zloczew, which lies about 60 km away from Belchatow and contains an estimated 600 million mt of lignite. The lignite in Belchatow’s existing open pit mines, Belchatow and Szczerow, […]