1 The Conference is on the list of the official events of the Polish EU Council Presidency International Scientific-Technical Conference BIOGAS AS VEHICLE FUEL October 19 th 20 th 2011 Rzeszow, Poland HONORARY PROTECTORATE Minister of Environment Andrzej Kraszewski Mayor of Rzeszow Mayor of Podkarpackie Voivodship Podkarpackie Voivod
2 HONORARY COMMITTEE OF THE CONFERENCE Cezary Grabarczyk Minister of Infrastructure Tadeusz Ferenc Mayor of Rzeszow Mirosław Karapyta Marshal of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship Janusz Dyduch Chairman of Transport Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences Jerzy Merkisz President of Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines Andrzej Niewczas President of Polish Maitenance Society Andrzej Sobkowiak Rector of Rzeszow University of Technology Robert Purgert President of Energy Industries of Ohio Andrzej Wojciechowski Director of Motor Transport Institute MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Andrzej Ambrozik Stanisław Kruczyński Frank Scholwin Krzysztof Biernat Kazimierz Lejda Lech Sitnik Marek Brzeżański Sławomir Luft Alojzy Skrobacki Zdzisław Chłopek Adam Małyszko Jerzy Sobczak Włodzimierz Choromański Edward Menes Natalia Sobczak Karol Cupiał Józef Menes Maciej Sobieszczański Jan Czerwiński Jerzy Merkisz Zdzisław Stelmasiak Janusz Dyduch Agnieszka Merkisz-Guranowska Marcin Ślęzak Tadeusz Ferenc Józef Nita Piotr Tarkowski Vladimir Fetisov Andrzej Niewczas Marek Ustrobiński Wojciech Gis Tadeusz Niezgoda Jerzy Waśkiewicz Lennart Hallgren Nils-Olof Nylund Mirosław Wendeker Marek Idzior Jerzy Osiński Krzysztof Wisłocki Janusz Jakóbiec Leszek Piaseczny Andrzej Wojciechowski Regina Jeziórska Andrzej Piętak Ryszard Wołoszyn Janusz Kipigroch Wojciech Przetakiewicz Mirosław Wyszyński Zdzisław Kordel Wojciech Przybylski Janusz Zieliński Zbigniew Kowalewski Robert M Purgert Andrzej Żółtowski Stanisław Radzimirski Marek Rudkowski ORGANISING COMMITTEE Andrzej Wojciechowski (Chairman), Wojciech Gis (Deputy-Chairman), Andrzej Żółtowski (Deputy-Chairman), Mikołaj Krupiński (Secretary), Marta Dobrzyńska (Member), Anna Dzieniowska (Member), Paulina Dziołak (Member), Monika Grudzień (Member), Michał Kopacki (Member), Anna Krzyżewska (Member), Bożena Kuśmider (Member), Ryszard Michalski (Member), Justyna Sokołowska (Member), Krystian Wilk (Member), Jerzy Waśkiewicz (Member) Motor Transport Institute City of Rzeszow Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines Transport Committee Polish Academy of Sciences European Federation of National Maintenance Societies Polish Maintenence Society
3 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 19:30 RECEPTION DINNER *) TUESDAY 8:00-8:30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION WEDNESDAY 8:30-9:20 OPENING SESSION 9:00-12:00 GENERAL SESSION POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CLEAN URBAN TRANSPORT 10:20-10:50 COFFEE BREAK 10:50-12:10 12:30-13:00 13:00-13:45 LUNCH SESSION 1 SHIFTING TO BIOGAS BUSES STRATEGY, POLITICAL DECISIONS, REGULATIONS AND FINANCIAL ASPECTS PANEL DISCUSSION AND PRESS CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION OF ALL PRESENTERS OF MORNING SESSIONS 13:45-14:10 POSTER SESSION 14:10-16:00 16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK SESSION 2 TURNING A DREAM TO REALITY SELLING POINTS AND BEST PRACTICES FROM THE BALTIC BIOGAS BUS PROJECT TO FACILITATE MORE IMPLEMENTATION OF BIOGAS BUSES IN CITIES 16:30-17:50 SESSION 3 EXPERIENCES ON BIOGAS, BIOFUELS AND BUSES FROM OTHER EU PROJECTS 17:50-18:10 WRAP UP OF DAY 1 18:10-19:00 POSTER SESSION PRESENTATIONS: SCANIA/SOLARIS 20:00 CONFERENCE DINNER, Hotel Ambasadorski, 13,14 Rynek, Rzeszow THURSDAY 8:00-9:20 SESSION 4 BIOGAS PRODUCTION AND ITS UPGRADING TO BIOFUEL 9:20-10:40 SESSION 5 BIOGAS DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUS DEPOT 10:40-11:10 POSTER SESSION COFFEE BREAK 11:10-12:40 SESSION 6 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS FROM BIOGAS USAGE AND ITS USE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT 12:40-13:30 BUS TRANSPORT TO ŁAŃCUT 13:30 16:00 LUNCH/ COFFEE MEETING WITH DISCUSSION 16:00-16:30 BUS TRANSPORT TO BIOGAS PLANT 16:30 18:00 TECHNICAL VISIT IN BIOGAS PLANT LOCATED AT WATER TREATMENT PLANT 18:00 END OF STUDY VISIT AND CONFERENCE *) for invited persons
4 Dear Friends and Colleagues, The Baltic Biogas Bus project invites You to an International Scientific-Technical conference on the use of biogas as vehicle fuel, mainly for city buses. The conference is organised by the Polish Motor Transport Institute in cooperation with the Mayor of Rzeszow. Biogas is a renewable fuel and part of the sustainable eco cycle. It comes from natural degradable processes of biological waste products, from households, restaurants, food industries and sewage treatment plants. Biogas has also been in practical use as vehicle fuel for many years. The Baltic Biogas Bus project will stimulate cities and regions around the Baltic Sea to use biogas driven buses. The project aims to show cost effective solutions on biogas production as well as distribution and use in buses. The project is partly funded by the European Union s Baltic Sea Region Programme, started June 2009 and will run until September The 12 project partner organisations are mentioned on the last page of this brochure from eight countries in the region. This conference will start with viewpoints from European, national and local level decision makers. Based on successful examples of biogas bus cities a manual on how to introduce biogas buses is presented. That will be complemented by presentations on biogas production, infrastructure and its use in buses. This conference provides all building blocks for introducing biogas buses in cities or to expand it. You are most welcome to participate in our conference and the discussions on the future of biogas buses in public transport. In name of the organising organisations we wish You welcome, Andrzej Wojciechowski Director of Motor Transport Institute Tadeusz Ferenc Mayor of Rzeszow Lennart Hallgren Project manager Baltic Biogas Bus Project
5 DAY 1 19 th October :00-8:30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION OPENING SESSION Chairman: Prof. Jerzy MERKISZ, Poland Prof. Leszek PIASECZNY, Poland 8:30 WELCOME TO RZESZOW Tadeusz FERENC, the Mayor of Rzeszow, Poland 8:40 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE Andrzej WOJCIECHOWSKI, Director of Motor Transport Institute (MTI), Poland 8:50 INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE AND THE BALTIC BIOGAS BUS PROJECT Lennart HALLGREN, Project Manager Baltic Biogas Bus project, Stockholm Public Transport, (SL), Sweden GENERAL SESSION POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CLEAN URBAN TRANSPORT Chairman: Dr Eng. Wojciech GIS, Poland Dr Edward MENES, Poland 9:20 POLICY AND PERSPECTIVES FOR RENEWABLE FUELS IN POLISH TRANSPORT AND CITY BUSES Tomasz PAŃCZYSZYN, Ministry of Economy, Poland 9:40 DEVELOPMENT IN DESIGN AND TESTING OF COMBUSTION ENGINES WITH A BRIEF LOOK AT THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN POLAND Jerzy MERKISZ, President of Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines, Poland 10:00 EUROPEAN UNION POLICY FOR URBAN TRANSPORT Ryszard KRYSTEK, Former Vice-minister of Infrastructure 10:20 COFFEE BREAK SESSION 1 SHIFTING TO BIOGAS BUSES CITIES ON STRATEGY, POLITICAL DECISIONS, REGULATION AND FINACIAL ASPECTS Chairman: Prof. Kazimierz LEJDA, Poland Prof. Vladimir FETISOV, Russia 10:50 THE STORY BEHIND A BIOGAS BUS SHOWCASE STOCKHOLM Stefan WALLIN, Stockholm Public Transport, (SL), Sweden 11:10 INTRODUCING BIOGAS BUSES IN NORWAY Nelson ROJAS, HOG Energi, Norway 11:30 EXPERIENCES OF CITY TRANSPORT COMPANY IN GDYNIA (PKM GDYNIA) IN CNG BUSES EXPLOITATION Kazimierz GAŁKIEWICZ, PKM Gdynia, Poland 11:50 INCLUDING BIOGAS BUSES IN A SUSTAINABLE TRAFFIC PLAN Raimond TAAM, Deputy Mayor City of Tartu City, Estonia 12:10 PERSPECTIVES OF DEVELOPMENT CITY OF RZESZOW Marek USTROBIŃSKI, Deputy Mayor City of Rzeszow, Poland 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION AND PRESS CONFERENCE WITH PARTICIPATION OF ALL PRESENTERS OF THE MORNING SESSIONS Moderator Geert SCHAAP, Sweco, Sweden 13:00 LUNCH 13:45 POSTER SESSION
6 SESSION 2 TURNING A DREAM INTO REALITY SELLING POINTS BEST PRACTICES FROM THE BALTIC BIOGAS BUS PROJECT TO FACILITATE IMPLEMENTATION OF BIOGAS BUSES IN CITIES Chairman: Prof. Marek IDZIOR, Poland Prof. Nils NYLUND, Finland 14:10 BALTIC BIOGAS FORESIGHT - PRODUCTION POTENTIAL SCENARIOS FOR BALTIC SEA REGION Krzysztof BIERNAT, Wojciech GIS, Paulina DZIOŁAK Motor Transport Institute, Automotive Industry Institute, Poland 14:30 REGULATION AND POLICY INSTRUMENTS FOR INTRODUCING BIOGAS Nelson ROJAS, HOG Energi, Norway 14:50 COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF POLLUTANTS EMISSIONS DUE TO SUPPLY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES OF BIOGAS FUEL Zdzisław CHŁOPEK, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 15:10 LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSES ON BIOGAS BUSES Tuula KAJOLINNA, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland 15:30 INTRODUCING BIOGAS BUSES - STRATEGY, POLICY AND ACTION PLAN Sara ANDERSON, biogas expert Stockholm Public Transport (SL), Sweden 16:00 COFFEE BREAK SESSION 3 EXPERIENCES ON BIOGAS, BIOFUELS AND BUSES FROM OTHER EU PROJECTS Chairman: Prof. Zdzisław CHŁOPEK, Poland Dr Eng. Krzysztof BIERNAT, Poland 16:30 GASHIGHWAY: CONCEPT OF GASHIGHWAY PROJECT Magdalena ROGULSKA, Automotive Industry Institute, Poland 16:50 BIOMASTER PROJECT: SET UP REGIONAL NETWORKS Radosław POMYKAŁA, PGNiG Energia S.A, Poland; Stefano PROIETTI, Institute of Studies for the integration of Systems, Italy 17:10 CNG IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE. LATEST TRENDS IN CNG FUEL TECHNOLOGIES Karol WIECZOREK, NGV Polska Association, Poland 17:30 17:50 BIOGAS BUSES OF SCANIA Zdzisław CHŁOPEK, Paweł PALUCH, Scania, Poland WRAP UP OF DAY 1. SUMMARY OF THE DISCUSSION Geert SCHAAP, Moderator, SWECO, Sweden 18:10-19:00 POSTER SESSION Parallel presentations by producers of biogas buses: Krzysztof GAWROŃSKI, MAN Truck&Bus Sławomir JARZĄBKOWSKI, Solaris Bus&Coach 20:00 CONFERENCE DINNER RESTAURANT OF HOTEL AMBASADORSKI, 14 RYNEK, RZESZOW
7 SESSION DAY 2 20 th 45 October 2011 BIOGAS PRODUCTION DISTRIBUTION OF BIOGAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND UPGRADING AND TO BIOFUEL BUS DEPOT Chairman: MSc. Lennart HALLGREN, Sweden Prof. Andrzej NIEWCZAS, Poland 8:00 EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE BIOGAS PRODUCTION Erik WOODE, CEO, Scandinavian Biogas, Sweden 8:20 REGIONAL SWEDISH BIOGAS PRODUCTION EXPERIENCES GROWTH SCENARIOS, HOW TO CONVINCE NEW PRODUCERS AND GUIDE THE IMPLEMENTATION Martin AHRNE, Biogas East, Sweden 8:40 THE INTRODUCTION OF BIOGAS AS VEHICLE FUEL IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN Petra SEIDENBERG, ATI-erc, Germany 9:00 BIOGAS FROM WASTES AS AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR VEHICLES Radosław POMYKAŁA, PGNiG Energia S.A., University of Science and Technology, Poland 9:20 A POLISH CASE STUDY FOR BIOGAS TO BIOMETHANE UPGRADING Łukasz KOWALSKI, Barbara SMERKOWSKA, PIMOT, Automotive Industry Institute, Poland SESSION 5 BIOGAS DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUS DEPOT SION 5BIOGAS DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUS DEPOT Chairman: MSc. Marek Ustrobiński, Poland Dr Eng. Andrzej Żółtowski, Poland 9:40 BALTIC SEA REGION BIOGAS INFRASTRUCTURE OVERVIEW EXISTING AND PLANNED Krzysztof BIERNAT, Paulina DZIOŁAK, Andrzej ŻÓŁTOWSKI, MTI, PIMOT, Poland 10:00 DESIGN FOR NEW BUS DEPOTS AND ADAPT EXISTING DEPOTS FOR BIOGAS BUSES, INCLUDING FUELLING SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES Anneli WALDEN, Stockholm Public Transport (SL), Sweden 10:20 FEASIBILITY STUDY ON EXPANDING FUELLING STATION WITH BIOGAS SUPPLY AND ADAPTING BUS DEPOT FOR BIOGAS BUSES IN TARTU Jaanus TAMM, Tartu City, Estonia 10:40 POSTER SESSION COFFEE BREAK
8 SESSION 6 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF BIOGAS AND IT USE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT BUSES Chairman: Dr Eng. Ryszard Wołoszyn, Poland Dr Eng. Marek Rudkowski, Poland 11:10 EVALUATION OF METHANE BUS END-USE PERFORMANCE Nils-Olof NYLUND, Timo MURTONEN Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland 11:30 11:50 12:10 12:30 12:50 13:30 16:00 HIGH TEMPERATURE FUEL CELL AUXILIARY POWER UNIT FOR DEPLOYMENT ON A BIOGAS DRIVEN BUS Robert STEINBERGER-WILCKENS PLANET - Planungsgruppe Energie und Technik GbR, Germany SOME PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPMENT OF DUAL FUEL ENGINES Leszek PIASECZNY Polish Naval Academy, Poland LNG ECOLOGICAL FUELS IN SOLBUS BUSES Wojciech WOLAŃSKI Solbus Technical Director Bus Company, Poland RENEWABLE FUELS FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT Urban LÖFVENDAHL Scania, Sweden BUS TRANSPORT TO ŁAŃCUT LUNCH AND COFFEE MEETING WITH DISCUSSION in Lańcut museum TECHNICAL VISIT IN BIOGAS PLANT LOCATED AT WATER TREATMENT PLANT 16:00 16:30 16:30 18:00 18:00 BUS TRANSPORT TO WATER TREATMENT PLANT TECHNICAL VISIT IN BIOGAS PLANT LOCATED AT WATER TREATMENT PLANT END OF STUDY VISIT AND CONFERENCE
9 Baltic Biogas Bus project - Renewable fuel for climate neutral public transport The world is facing increased demand for transportation, at the same time as fossil fuel resources are diminishing. On top of this, concern for climate change due to the emission of green house gases is growing. This has boosted the interest for investments in new energy technologies. One technology gaining widespread recognition is that of producing biogas. Not only is it a way to decrease dependency on fossil fuels and lead to less impact on climate change, but biogas is also a fuel fit to reduce other environmental impacts. Biogas is part of the natural carbon cycle and therefore has limited climate impact. Compared to diesel or petrol it also reduces local emissions substantially leading to improved air and environmental quality. Take into account that it can easily be produced in urban areas and you can understand that biogas is ideal for use as fuel for public transportation, Lennart Hallgren, at Stockholm Public Transport and manager of the Baltic Biogas Bus project explains. Baltic Biogas Bus project The project is partly funded by the European Union s Baltic Sea Region Programme and officially started two years ago in June 2009 and will run until September However, preparations for the project started almost two years earlier. Although the preparation phase was time consuming, the meticulous planning of the project has paid off. All partners are very devoted and have a clear idea of what we will achieve together, says Mr. Hallgren. The aim of the project is to increase the use of biogas buses in cities within the Baltic Sea Region. The project was initiated by Stockholm Public Transport and consists of 12 partner organisations from eight countries in the region. Some partners are direct providers of public transport, but research institutes and city municipalities also participate as partners. Having a broad spectrum of partners is crucial for the success of the project. The possibility of interacting with and learning from each other is one of the great advantages of the project, says Mr. Hallgren. Apart from the 12 partners of the project, there are several producers and distributors of biogas, bus suppliers, bus operators and other stakeholders participating in the project as associated partners, providing input and sharing experiences. From a chemical perspective, there is no difference between biomethane and natural gas. The big difference lies in how it is generated. While natural gas is a fossil fuel requiring millions of years to materialize, biogas can be produced from what traditionally is considered to be waste in no more than 14 days. This also means that biogas is 100 % renewable, whereas natural gas is being depleted. Introducing renewable fuels requires strategic sustainable decisions Supply of biogas The second component regards the supply of biogas. Biogas as transport fuel is environmentally friendly; if there are no guarantees for a stable supply, no transport company will commit to any major investment, says Wojciech Gis of the Polish Motor Transport Institute in Warsaw. Therefore we have conducted a study about production potential of biogas in the Baltic Sea Region. This can serve as a basis to convince more transport companies to start using biogas instead of diesel as transport fuel. There is great potential to produce biogas in the region, he continues. Traditionally, biogas is produced in wastewater treatment plants and landfills. Another partner, the research and development institute ATI erc of Germany, is currently conducting studies using less conventional substrates to produce biogas as well as mixing biogas with hydrogen to improve energy efficiency. Traditional sources for producing biogas are not yet fully exploited and there is still a lot of potential to extend production in the region. But thanks to the environmental benefits of biogas, demand might soon outgrow potential supply and it is therefore necessary to investigate new sources for production, explains Petra Seidenberg at ATI erc.
10 Distribution of biogas Once the biogas has been produced, it has to be distributed. The third component deals with analysis and design of distribution networks, bus depots and fuelling systems. Compared to natural gas, which normally has to be transported long distances, biogas is often produced in or near city centres. In Stockholm a gas grid is under construction by Stockholm Gas, a subsidiary of energy company Fortum. Several of our bus depots get biogas already today, but more investments to extend the distribution network is under way, says Mr Hallgren. However, a network of pipelines requires substantial investments and for smaller regions distribution of other kinds might be more feasible. HOG Energy is investigating different possibilities to make distribution of biogas more cost efficient. These include analysing different composite materials for tanks and the feasibility of transporting liquid biogas. Use of biogas The last component concerns the use and supply of biogas buses. Since biogas buses are relatively new on the market the production volume is limited. Stockholm Public Transport is a major user and investor in biogas buses and therefore we have a unique opportunity to influence our suppliers through sharing our experiences with them, says Mr. Hallgren. Since production volumes for biogas buses are significantly lower than for common diesel buses, producers do not invest huge amounts in research and development. Through some of the research institutes involved in the Baltic Biogas Bus project, studies on technology development and emissions are carried out. Communication of results To disseminate the results of the project, a lot of effort is put on communication. All partners are to arrange at least two regional dissemination seminars during the course of the project. Normally these seminars are directed towards politicians and other stakeholders in the transport sector. So far, we have been able to reach out to several hundreds of people directly through these seminars, Mr. Hallgren says. Interest from media and the general public is also growing. At a seminar held in Riga the capital of Latvia last year, national television attended and information about the project was broadcasted on the evening news. The interest is not confined to Europe; several Chinese delegations have visited Stockholm Public Transport during the last couple of years to learn more about the advantages of using biogas as fuel. The project is divided into four major components, each interlinked with the others. The first regards strategies on how to implement biogas as fuel for public transport. There are already good examples of the use of biogas buses, yet these best practices are not widely used in European cities, Sara Anderson, biogas expert at Stockholm Public Transport, explains. One direct outcome of the project is a manual on how to introduce biogas buses in public transport. To a high extent, the manual builds on Stockholm Public Transport s own experiences since biogas buses were introduced in the Swedish capital almost a decade ago. Today, all public transport in the urban area of Stockholm runs on renewable fuels, of which biogas is an important component. In 2025 fossil fuels will have been phased out from public transport of the entire Stockholm region. The manual gives clear guidance to other cities, not only in the Baltic Sea region, interested in introducing biogas buses, Ms. Anderson continues. One of the partners who has already started to work on introducing biogas buses in their public transport system is the city of Tartu. The Baltic Biogas Bus project has been very valuable to us. The idea of using biogas is not new to us, but thanks to the project both funding and experience is available to us, says Margus Hanson, member of the Estonian parliament and vice mayor of Estonia s second largest city, which is currently developing an ambitious transport plan for the city where biogas will play a prominent part. Another partner, the member organization HOG Energy of Norway, has convinced the city of Bergen to invest in biogas buses in their public transport system. Norway is a country with abundant resources of oil and natural gas and investing in biogas is not the most obvious choice for decision makers. However, the city of Bergen understands the environmental benefits of biogas, says Stein Bjorlykke at HOG Energy. In Norway s capital Oslo, the public transport provider Ruter also a member of the project is making similar investments in biogas buses.
11 GENERAL INFORMATION REGISTRATION For registration, please send your contact details to: Paulina Dziołak, ITS Warszawa, Mikołaj Krupiński, ITS Warszawa, phone: then dial extension 538 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LANGUAGE English will be the working language during the conference. Polish interpretation will be available. CONFERENCE VENUE Grand Hotel Rzeszow 1a, Dymnickiego Str Rzeszow Poland POSTER SESSION During the conference there will be a possibility in the conference venue to present posters of articles or (EU financed) projects related to biogas production, gas infrastructure and biogas buses. If you wish to present a poster or put up other information material do inform us on it when registering. HOTELS IN RZESZOW Conference organizers have secured special rates for conference participants at three hotels in Rzeszow: 1. Hotel Hubertus 5 Mickiewicza Str., Rzeszow, Poland tel: fax: with the note Conference of ITS 2. Hotel Ambasadorski 13, 14 Rynek, Rzeszow, Poland tel: fax: with the note Conference of ITS 3. Grand Hotel Rzeszów 1a, Dymnickiego Str., Rzeszow, Poland tel fax with the note Conference of ITS Municipal Bus Company connections to/from the Rzeszow centre by means of special line L. The bus stop in the centre of the city is in direct vicinity of the PKP Railway Station and the PKS Bus Station (approx. 10 min. walk from the hotel). Ticket price: 8 PLN or 3 EURO. Bus schedule: Taxi-drivers Association Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport (STPL) is the official partner of Rzeszow - Jasionka Airport and provides a 24-hour individual transport service. Taxi rank is situated in front of the departure/arrival terminal. The average cost of getting to the Rzeszów centre is about of 45 PLN or 10 EURO. You can also pay by credit card. To get a cab, call: STPL