The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) Board has approved the renewal of the IPPC permit for Poligas Ltd., located in Luqa, during a public meeting that was held today, 25th March 2022.
The application process included consultation with a number of statutory consultees as well as a public consultation as required by the IPPC Regulations.

The renewal of the IPPC permit covers the activities related to the production of acetylene via a chemical process. The installation has been covered by an IPPC permit since 2012.

The permit takes into account the holistic environmental performance of the installation and ascertains that the operations are undertaken in line with Best Available Techniques that are available for such operations. Furthermore, the permit takes into consideration all the aspects of the operations including emissions to air, management of waste, fire-fighting measures as well as monitoring of operations.

All public consultation documents are available on the ERA website here.

25 March 2022