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Polowiec Polowiec i Wspólnicy is a legal office formed by solicitors Adam Polowiec, Beata Superson - Polowiec, Marcin Jamrozik and Marcin Rusinek based on the existing legal office since 2003. Law Firm Counsellor Adam Polowiec. The firm provides legal aid, through a comprehensive service, to a broad range of subjects - both businesses, public sector entities and non - profit organizations. Their activity is not limited geographically to the area of Krakow and Malopolska, providing legal assistance throughout the country as well as abroad. In addition to headquarters in Krakow the firm also has offices in Gliwice, opened due to the significant number of customers operating in the regions of Górnego and Dolnego Śląska. The law firm Polowiec i Wspólnicy sp.j. is a partner of the Economic Forum in Krynica, and a member of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Krakow, as well ass co-operator of the Katowice Special Economic Zone. In the course of its pro bono activities the legal office cooperates with the Foundation for Legal Offices based in Warsaw participating in the Foundation's Program - Center for Pro Bono.


ePure ePURE represents the interests of European renewable ethanol producers to the EU institutions, industry stakeholders, the media, academia and the general public. Based in Brussels, ePURE speaks for 35 member companies and associations (including 19 producers), with around 50 plants in 16 EU Member States, accounting for about 80% of the ethanol produced in Europe. The organisation, established in 2010, promotes the beneficial uses of ethanol throughout Europe.
sekab A Swedish chemical and cleantech company. Working for the fossil conversion is one of the biggest challenges of our time and that is why we are here and doing what we do – every day – offers the market renewable alternatives, sustainably produced. A good thing that benefits everyone. Sekab was founded in 1985 and comprises two operating companies, Sekab Biofuels & Chemicals AB and Sekab E-Technology AB. Sekab is a Swedish Chemistry and Cleantex company. We refine ethanol into biofuels and chemicals. We develop biorefinery technology for new sustainable product possibilities based on cellulose raw materials.
inig Oil And Gas Institute - National Research Institute has been working for over 70 years for sustainable management of hydrocarbon raw materials and fuels as well as Poland's energy security. It conducts works related to crude oil and natural gas, from exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits, through storage, transport, distribution and use of natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products, to development and improvement of liquid fuel production technology. It carries out works in the field of, among others, assessment of prospects for exploration of crude oil and natural gas, technological assessment of crude oil, quality control of petroleum products, biocomponents and environmental protection. INIG - PIB is the organizer and operator of the only Polish certification system for the sustainable production of biofuels and bioliquids, the KZR INiG System. The system was approved by the European Commission in relation to demonstrating compliance with the sustainability criteria, in accordance with the Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council 98/70 / EC and Directive 2009/28 / EC. The purpose of the System is to ensure that the production of biofuels and bioliquids is carried out with respect for the natural environment, in particular, it does not cause excessive land exploitation, and biofuels show a high reduction of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions relative to the fossil equivalent. Certification covers all entities in the biofuels and bioliquids supply chain, from the agricultural producer, waste site, through biomass processors, trading companies, to suppliers of final products on the market. Because the scope of the KZR INiG System is global, certification can be extended to any entity, irrespective of where they operate, also from countries outside the European Union.
clariant Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2018 the company employed a total workforce of 17 901. In the financial year 2018, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 4.404 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.
kib National Chamber of Biofuels (KIB) is actually the biggest trade organization associating companies producing biofuels in Poland. Mainly, our members are directly connected with ethanol, biodiesel and biogas production. In accordance with the provisions of the statute, Chamber is dealing with both issues related to the promotion of the use of renewable fuels in transport as well as on encouraging farmers to produce crops for energy purposes. Our organization’s activities are concentrated also on widely understood rural development, “green diversification” of energy sources in power and heating sector and increasing the competitiveness of our members by direct support, lobbying actions and improving professional skills.
Euro Eko Polska Euro-Eko-Polska is one of the first companies in Poland that obtained permission for the final recycling of fat waste. Present on the market since 2005, they service 11,000 points, which include restaurants, food outlets and production plants. The technologies used and the organization of work allow the selection of processed vegetable / frying oil in the amount of approx. 13,000 tons per year. To date, the company has issued 500,000 KPO (Waste Transfer Cards). Euro-Eco-Poland focuses on continuous development and investment in development. Its result is the establishment of plants in Miedziana Góra and Zgórsk, in which the final recycling of used vegetable oil takes place. The two most important pillars of the company are Customer and Ecology. Environmental protection is very important, as is the customer who can count on professional service supported by years of experience. The availability of employees, their professionalism, reliability and openness enable them to quickly reach customers. The trust that many companies have given us and our many years of experience are the best recommendation. We collect the used vegetable oil in every corner of the country.
POPiHN The Polish Organization of Petroleum Industry and Trade (POPiHN) was established in 1995 and conducts activities based on the Act on employers' organizations of May 23, 1991 (Journal of Laws 55, item 235). Its main task is to create a platform for cooperation between fuel concerns operating on the Polish market. Currently, the following companies are members of POPiHN: Amic Polska, ANWIM SA (owner of the MOYA gas station network), BP, Circle K Polska, Fuchs Oil, Lotos Group, PERN, PKN Orlen, Shell, Slovnaft, Tanquid, Total. The principles of its operation are set out in the Statute and the Code of Ethics adopted in 1998. The Polish Organization of Petroleum Industry and Trade is an association representing the interests of member oil companies operating on the Polish market, it is open to all companies in the oil sector that accept its objectives and statute, regardless of the origin of the initial capital. One of the most important goals of POPiHN is the sustainable creation and shaping of a competitive fuel market in Poland, among others, through activities aimed at introducing rules of conducting business activity in line with European Union law and equal rights for all participants of the Polish fuel market. POPiHN also focuses on coordinating cooperation between member companies for the highest quality products and services, aiming at creating a positive image among Polish public opinion of companies operating in the oil industry by coordinating and supporting all activities in the area of responsible business. Her interests also include all initiatives aimed at reducing the gray fuel zone in Poland.
slovnaft The core business of SLOVNAFT POLSKA is trading in liquid fuels, which includes import, storage, and wholesale of fuels. The fuels imported to Poland come from the Slovnaft Bratislava and MOL Szazhalombatta refineries, which are among the most modern in Europe. SLOVNAFT POLSKA is the originator of the SLOVNAFT PARTNER program, which is gaining a better and better reputation among customers. The SLOVNAFT PARTNER network comprises trusted fuel stations offering a range of technologically advanced fuels, including the Drive premium fuels. The additives used in the Drive fuels, developed by the MOL Group, were selected on the basis of many years of experience, analyses of the latest trends in engine design, and results of detailed laboratory tests and engine tests. We also offer our own motor oils under the MOL brand. Our many years of experience, use of the most advanced technologies, and valuable expertise contribute to the continuous expansion of MOL's range of lubricants in the Polish market. Equally important is the sales of polymers (high-, medium-, and low-density polyethylene and polypropylene) produced in two MOL Group factories. Our products have been present in the Polish market for many years. We have been conducting wholesale of polymers and Poland is the largest market for polymers in this part of Europe.