Event Summary of 2-Day Transnational Event held in Russia from 8-9 July 2021
The Municipal Enterprise of the City of Pskov “Gorvodokanal”, a project partner of the BalticBiomass4Value project, held a 2-day transnational event on the 8-9 July 2021.
Representatives of regional public authorities and local municipalities participated in the hybrid-format 2-day transnational event hosted by the Municipal Enterprise of the City of Pskov “Gorvodokanal”, northwestern Russia. The aim of the event was to facilitate experience exchange and networking, and to spread prepared guidelines for circular bioeconomy development support at the local level. On the first day, K. Bolotin, Director of the Municipal Enterprise of the City of Pskov “Gorvodokanal”, gave the opening remarks, highlighting the importance of transnational cooperation and climate change mitigation.
Virginija Kargyte (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), the BalticBiomass4Value Project Coordinator, gave an overview to the BalticBiomass4Value project and teased the upcoming release of the electronic tool on the BalticBiomass4Value website. The electronic tool is a database displaying different business cases and business case models, which are an important outcome of the project. Arnis Lenerts from the Latvian University of Life Science and Technologies, a project partner in BalticBiomass4Value, presented the findings of the report on mapping the biomass value chains in the Baltic Sea Region (Link) and the report on good practice business models (Link) and gave an extensive overview of the concept of the circular bioeconomy. He provided examples of the state of the bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region and discussed the unique case of Russia, which has a large amount of fossil-based resources. Hence, it is difficult to convince people to push for the creation of a circular bioeconomy, despite its potential and long-term benefits. Following, Andrey Alyabev, responsible BalticBiomass4Value partner at the Municipal Enterprise of the City of Pskov “Gorvodokanal”, provided European examples of the use of biomass of various origins for energy extraction and sub-production and discussed the use of biomass in the Pskov region. In the afternoon, two industry-leading company representatives from the Pskov region, JSC “Neva-Energy” and LLC “Plemproductor Nazia” gave their insights
On the second day of the transnational event, the participants visited the Vodokanal water and waste treatment facility.