Bosnia and Herzegovina - €8.5 million to improve stability of electricity transmission grid

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting critical upgrades required for sustainable and efficient operation of the electricity transmission grid in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Up to €8.5 million is being provided to the Independent System Operator of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ISO BiH), a state-owned company responsible for the operation of the electricity transmission system in the country. The financing will be used to replace and upgrade the outdated energy management system (EMS) and the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, introduce new IT systems and construct necessary infrastructure in line with the requirements of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).

Implementation of these investments will support the creation of a competitive balancing and ancillary services market and will help to reduce both technical losses in the system and the carbon intensity of the BiH energy sector.

“This is an important project which will significantly improve the reliability of the country’s power system and reduce power losses and carbon emissions. It will help Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path to meeting EU standards in the power sector,” said Ian Brown, Head of the EBRD office in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“We are very appreciative of the EBRD’s commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s power sector. This is an important transaction for ISO BiH. It will lead to the modernisation of our systems and ensure that ISO is fully equipped to deal with the increased responsibility it will inherit as BiH implements the EU’s third energy package,” said Josip Dolic, General Manager of ISO.

Since the start of its operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EBRD has invested more than €1.8 billion in more than 127 projects in the country. In BiH, the Bank invests in infrastructure development, support for small and medium-sized enterprises and the strengthening of the financial sector.

source : EBRD
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Apricus presence at "Your Home, Odessa" in Ukraine

Apricus & Neoteplo 
The XXIX-th Exhibition on Construction, Materials & New Technologies "Your Home, Odessa" will be held from the 25th till the 27th of February 2016 at the Odessa Port Exhibition Complex. This annual well-known since 1995 event opens the construction season.

You can get there Apricus products at his partner in Ukraine - Neoteplo.

"At Apricus we are strongly committed to providing simple and effective solutions for families and businesses concerned about climate change and rising energy costs. Our team has an excellent reputation in the solar thermal industry and we pride ourselves on offering the best customer service available.  We are very passionate about what we do, working hard to push the industry in a positive direction and ensuring that your experience with Apricus is a positive and enjoyable one" say Mick Humphreys, CEO.

For more information about Apricus in Ukraine visit http://apricus.com.ua/

"Apricus have a strong position in Ukraine. Now customers have the possibility to see the products and to have idea about our quality and adaptability. Apricus in my opinion is perfect for Ukrainian market especially if the installation will be drain-back beacouse our products are 100% compatible with this type of solar system" say Mihai Vintila, Relationship Manager Eastern Europe.

Frimu Ghinea
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FINTECC programme to increase efficiency of local businesses in Ukraine with new technologies

Ukraine has become the newest member of the EBRD’s Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) programme designed to transfer technology in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It successfully operates in 14 countries where the EBRD invests.

The three-year programme is supported by USD $7 million grant funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and a €4 million grant from the EU’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF). FINTECC will help Ukrainian businesses invest in the best available technologies, which will lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. These may include energy, materials and water efficiency technologies as well as renewable energy technologies not yet available or rare in Ukraine.

FINTECC resources will be available to the existing local clients of the Bank planning to introduce modern climate technologies. Under the programme, individual companies may receive grant funding covering up to 25 per cent of the cost of a new technology and capped at US$ 1 million. As a result, companies are expected to become more resource efficient and should significantly reduce their energy-related costs.

Terry McCallion, Director of the EBRD’s Energy Efficiency and Climate Change team, said: “There is an increasing demand in Ukraine for cost-effective energy efficiency solutions. We designed FINTECC to accelerate the deployment of advanced resource efficiency technologies like water management, high efficiency biomass boilers, waste and wastewater treatment and many others and to support the development of their supply. With FINTECC we are hoping to help a range of businesses in Ukraine to achieve cost and environmental savings through the installation of the right technologies.”

Walter Tretton, Head of Energy, Climate, Transport and Environment section at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, stated, "I welcome the launch of FINTECC in Ukraine. It will help Ukrainian companies to modernize and have access to state-of-the art technologies that limit greenhouse gas emissions. This is why the European Union supports this project financially with a €4.1 million grant for technical assistance. It fits perfectly into the European Union's overall assistance to Ukraine which aims to enable Ukraine, and the Ukrainian economy, to become less energy intensive and more climate-friendly."

Grants available under FINTECC will help to understand the technical and financial feasibility of implementing climate technologies and help conduct the necessary research, certification, testing and registration of modern energy efficient solutions in Ukraine. They will also provide policy support to the Ukrainian government, especially in adopting elements of the EU Eco-Design Directive.

The EBRD is the largest international financial investor in Ukraine. As of 1 January 2016, the Bank had a total cumulative commitment of approximately €12 billion in 355 projects throughout the country.

source : EBRD
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Availon gets certified for Spanish & Italian wind farms servicing

Availon, the leading service provider for all brands of wind turbines, has announced today that it has received full HSEQ certification for its wind farm servicing operations in Italy and Spain, according to international quality, environmental and work safety standards.

"HSEQ Certifications are of rising economic importance for ISPs. We service wind turbines in Spain and Italy with a total value in the high millions. The certification gives turbine owners the added certainty that their turbines are in competent hands with us, and is an important decision-making criterion for new customers", explained Co-Managing Director and CFO Markus Spitzer.

The Availon Group's matrix certification is reaching full maturity now that the conformity of its corporation-wide management system with the ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and BS OHSAS 18001 (work safety) standards is certified at the group's subsidiaries in Spain and Italy. This will be  completed with the planned certification of the US subsidiaries over the course of 2016, as confirmed by Jana Andresen, Environment, Health and Safety Quality Management (EHS QM), and Olaf Kleesch, Director of Global Technical Support & Engineering at the company's headquarters in Rheine, Germany.

Managing Director Ulrich Schomakers commented: "Top service quality and the protection of employees and the environment have been part of Availon's DNA from the very beginning, and are supported by our integrated management system. That's why we are all the more pleased that our colleagues in Spain and Italy have received confirmation in black and white from a leading certification association that the quality, environmental and work safety management system meets all requirements defined by these standards."

Availon has been going from strength to strength since its foundation in 2007. The company's latest growth forecast show that this trend is set to continue. After record year 2015, the company is expecting a growth of at least 20 percent in 2016.
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Confort Construct & Instal 2016 the largest fair in western Romania

They will be exhibited technologies and building materials, furnishings, technology, equipment and materials for heating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing, renewable energies, real estate.

There will be business meetings between Romanian and foreign companies and conferences on specialized topics.

In the 2015 edition, 80 companies exhibited in Romania and Hungary on 4,000 square meters indoors and 1,500 sq m outdoors.

The event addresses both specialists and the general public and aims to promote products and services used for the construction, renovation or upgrading of housing, offers new technologies and materials for civil and industrial buildings, modern solutions for reducing the cost of construction and maintenance of buildings.

More information on: http://www.ccia-arad.ro/ro/confortconstruct-instal.html

Frimu Ghinea
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Ukraine has all preconditions for the dynamic development of bioenergy

It was reported by the Head of the SAEE Sergiy Savchuk at the general meeting of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine which took place on January 28, 2016.

He stressed that due to the work of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine the domestic bioenergy sector was developing dynamically.
"Today, taking into account the results we have and the attention of the Government, the Parliament, the media to this sector, it may be noted that the bioenergy sector in Ukraine has become not only the driver of achievements in economy, but also the category of energy market players who are being considered. The proof is that in 2014 thanks to investment in bioenergy the total capacity of alternative fuels boilers reached 452 MW. The statistics of 2015 shows the additional capacity of 751.5 MW", - said Sergiy Savchuk. He also added that all key performance indicators demonstrated the laid foundation for the further development of this sector and access to the European level.

"Europe, America, China, Japan show enormous growth rates of renewable energy. If we talk about biomass, it is used both in electricity and heat in all the above-mentioned countries", - noted the Head of the Agency. He also said that the Agency was open and ready for active cooperation.

Summing up the speech the Head wished a productive work to all participants of the meeting.
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World Bioenergy Congress and Expo during June 13-14, 2016 in Rome, Italy

OMICS International Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend  World Bioenergy Congress and Expo during June 13-14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. Which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Bioenergy 2016 mainly focuses on usage of Biomass Energy as an alternative source for Energy Production for future generation and aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results. The theme of conference is “Bioenergy: A Step Towards Sustainable Future” which reflects on the production of Biomass Energy from available sources like Plants, Animals, Garbage with a rapid increase of discoveries by scientists into useful methods. Bioenergy 2016 aims to promote various researches on Biomass among scientists, academia and industries. Bioenergy 2016 offers various topics for interaction including Biomass, Bioenergy Processes, Algal Biofuel Production, Biomass conversion Processes to useful Energy.

For the period 2014–2022 based on the historical years – 2012 and 2013. Projections have been provided for installed capacity (MW), power generation (Million KWh), and revenue (USD Million). The report includes the key market dynamics affecting the demand for biomass power generation feedstock and technologies. As a part of our market dynamics analysis, we have analyzed market drivers, market restraints, and market opportunities. A comprehensive competitive landscape, which includes company market share analysis and market attractiveness analysis, has also been provided in this report. Omics International has been and will be organizing Bioenergy Conferences and events to put front the research advances. The gathering will highlight the opportunities in both Biomass Conferences and Biofuel Conferences.

Target Audience:
Bioproduct companies
Bioenergy Associations
Bioenergy Researchers
Bioenergy Industry
Bioenergy Scientists
Nuclear energy Engineers
Bioenergy technology Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Renewable energy Organizations and Associations

source: http://bioenergy.conferenceseries.com/
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Belarus has adopted the Concept of Energy Security

The concept provides a significant reduction of energy dependence on natural gas; reduction of energy intensity of GDP; improving the sustainability of the country’s economy to a sharp rise in prices for imported energy (indicator “ratio of cost of imported energy resources to GDP,” pass from subcritical to a normal zone) “, – the Council of Ministers of Belarus.

The main mechanisms for implementation of the concept should be the “Strategy of development of the energy potential of the Republic of Belarus” and the state program. Measures for the implementation of the concept is reflected in the state program of development of the Belarusian energy system, the republican program “Energy” and the national program for the development of local and renewable energy sources. Academy of Sciences of Belarus prescribed annually until February 25 to submit a report on the state of the energy security of the Republic “with proposals to strengthen it.”

Source http://regnum.ru
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AMBIENT EXPO 2016

AMBIENT EXPO, International trade fair for products and systems for interior and outdoor decoration, furniture and swimming pools will take place between 7th – 10th of April 2016, at Romexpo Exhibition Centre.

AMBIENT EXPO, an important fair in the field in Central and South-East Europe, includes a wide range of products and systems for interior and outdoor decoration and furniture. This exhibition is addressed both to companies in the home & deco sector, and to the general public interested about new trends in technology, materials and design.

In 2012, The Executive Committee of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI)granted AMBIENT EXPO with the international certification, UFI Approved status, therefore placing the event among the top events in the world.

Frimu Ghinea
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Slovakia - second round 3216 bills

The second round of the  National GreenProject has3216 bills. As a result of interest agency raised funds up to EUR 7 million. The programme offers an average of about 30% support. In the first round it was issued about 4,000 of tickets, around  30 per day. Until now there were nearly 600 contractors.

Statistics of tickets is as follows
- 1316 for solar thermal collectors falt and vacuum
- 1129 for photovoltaic installations
- 231 for biomass boilers
- 540 for heat pumps

Tikets value is 350 euro / KW to max system of 20KW and 450 euro / KW for systems over 20KW. maximum value of support is o 1750 EUR/ family for thermal solar panels but depends by Solarkeymark certified characteristics of the products.

Mihai Vintila
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CISOLAR-2016 in Odessa, Ukraine

CISOLAR-2016 is a unique communication platform for decision-makers and business representatives for the development of solar energy projects in the region.

CISOLAR-2016 gathers top managers of companies in the energy sector, heads of regional departments of global industrial companies, heads of industry associations and organizations, senior representatives of the authorities in the field of renewable energy, international financial institutions, key international experts in the solar energy industry, key regional and international media enlightening the industry development.

Nowadays, Ukraine is a leader of innovations in the region and active development of new technologies in the energy sector. In particular, experts consider the solar energy market of Ukraine to be one of the most attractive in Europe.

The exhibition is accompanying the CISOLAR 2016 conference.

Present your achievements, solutions, technologies, equipment and services to the target audience, represented by the CEO of companies who are interested in the development of solar energy projects in the regional market of Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia.

CiSOLAR-2016 will be held in Odessa one of the biggest city of Ukraine, the greatest industrial,
economic, scientific and technological center with the greatest port at the Black Sea between 14-15 April at Hotel Bristol.

more info on http://www.cis-solar.com/

Frimu Ghinea
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BIOMASS CONFERENCE - RICH AND RESOURCES OF ROMANIA

Conference "Competitiveness, intelligence and value added by private services - ENERGY SERVICES - biomass resource and wealth of the country," second edition of

PROGRAM

February 18, 2016; Hotel Hilton, Queen Mary II Hall

9:00 to 9:30 - Register participants
9:30 to 10:30 - Public Policy and Action Programme 2016-2020
1. Ms. Simona MAN, SECRETARY OF STATE) - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - land use policies to promote energy crops
2. Mr. Victor Vlad Grigorescu - Minister of Energy - Energy Strategy
3. Mr. Iulian Iancu - Chairman of the industries and services - Chamber of Deputies - Law and biomass energy crops
4. Ms. Corina Popescu, State Secretary), Ministry of Energy
5. Ms. Corina Lupu, Secretary of State) - Ministry of Environment, Water and Forestry - Environmental and Energy Crops
6. Ms. Carmen Aura RĂDUCU - MINISTER OF EUROPEAN FUNDS - Coordination of programs for biomass

10:30 to 11:30 - ANRE - controlling the development of private energy services
7. Pawlonia - Culture and Local Economic efficiency - Mr. Andrei APETREI
8. energy willow - Culture and economic efficiency - Sandor Benko CEO KWG energy willow
9. The production of pellets - realities and requirements - Vladimir BUNDUCHI - BIO president POWER PROD
10. Biomass - energy resource major EU macro-regional importance - Mr. Iulian CUCULAS, CEO E INVEST CAPITAL
11. biomass cogeneration systems for small and medium consumers - Mr. George TUCU - General Manager, Creative Solutions Valeg
12. Turning waste biomass to produce thermal energy with high efficiency in rural and urban communities - Univ. dr. ing. Eden MAMMOTH - Director of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Alternative Energy Sources

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Pause
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. - Innovation
13. Innovation Romanian - heating systems use pellets - Company ecoHORNET
14. Energy efficiency in heat production using biomass - Associates - Employers States
15. Clusters, innovation and competitiveness in cross-cutting areas - Ms. Christina Leucuta, Senior Advisor CLUSTERO, clusters ROMANIA ASSOCIATION
16. Energy efficiency in heat production using biomass - member associations

source: http://www.patronatsp.ro/conferinta-biomasa-resursa-si-bogatie-a-romaniei/
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