BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities in cooperation with the Norwegian company International Development Norway and BIOPEL organized a professional event focused on renewable energy sources. Professional event was held in Kysucky Lieskovec for students of technical universities with an excursion to the wood pellet production and distribution of biofuels. At the same time Cenzualne spolumajitelstvo Rajec presented a wood processing, directly from the logging of forests Rajecka valley towards the experts from Norway. Afternoon program all-day event was aimed at the opening of the Biomass Logistic Centre, which was developed by company BIOPEL. The event was attended by prominent Slovak and Norwegian experts who are involved in the transfer of experience and knowledge in the use of biomass within the Slovak-Norwegian bilateral cooperation.
Seminar "Use of renewable energy sources, biomass and solar energy" with the subtitle "Sharing experiences in the framework of bilateral cooperation between the Slovak Republic and Norway" was held on the municipal office in Kysucky Lieskovec from 9.00 a.m. The event was attended by students from technical universities, with which BIOMASA long-term cooperates. Students had the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and experience of experts in biomass processing; the results of bilateral cooperation with Norwegian partners and also be familiar with the scientific activities of all participating universities. The obtained information they can effectively utilize in their studies, or even in their future careers, in that they chose to study just departments dealing with the use of renewable energy sources and technologies to process them.
After the presentation part; the students in groups moved into the production premises of BIOMASA and BIOPEL and completed an excursion in the production of wood pellets and in the newly opened operation of the logistics centre.
Specific lectures for students:
Evaluation of wood waste energy potential - wood pellets and heat production
Ladislav Zidek – BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities
Using of various kinds of RES and practical experience - solar energy, results of the program Green for households
EEA Grants - Green Industry Innovation
Janka Kavcova – BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities
EEA Grants - Programme Green Industry Innovation - Biomass Logistic Centre
Anders Stølan – IDN Norway
Bilateral cooperation and experience of the Norwegian partners in Slovakia
Research and Innovation
Michal Holubcik – University of Zilina
Lubomir Soos – Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Ladislav Dzurenda - University of Technology in Zvolen
Research works of university in the field of using RES and technologies for processing RES
In the same time; the presentation of Cenzualne spolumajitelstvo Rajec (CS Rajec) took place in Rajec, which is a partner in the project Biomass Logistics Centre (BLC). Chairman of CS Rajec Mr. Stefan Fusko presented for experts from Norway the activities implemented during the project. Norwegian delegation also visited the production facility. In the field of the project; CS Rajec purchased vehicle for collection timber from forests and launched into operation its newly installed saws to process low grade wood for wood pallets for the needs of BIOPEL.
An important part of the day's program was the opening of Biomass Logistics Centre (BLC) companies BIOPEL. BLC is an innovative way to develop and provide local supply of wood biofuels, to large and small customers directly from Slovak manufacturer. A part of the information materials was a flyer , which was issued and then distributed directly on the event. Leaflet is focuses on biofuels produced from biomass and on a fund bilateral Norwegian Financial Mechanism. Leaflet was published in Slovak and English language.
The representatives of the Government Office, the Norwegian Ambassador in Slovakia Inga Magistad, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in the Kingdom of Norway Frantisek Kasicky and many other distinguished guests and experts from Slovakia and Norway took part in the opening ceremony of the unique logistics center. All present guests highly evaluated the results and outcomes of the project and wished the representatives of BIOMASA and BIOPEL successful operation of the Centre.
In the present period of grants are the largest areas of environment and sustainable development. A significant share of funds is heading to adaptation to climate change and the green innovation in the industry. An important benefit is especially wide range of advice, transfer of know-how, new technologies, and various educational activities.