Participation of SB OFF.E.R partners in related South Baltic Programme project “Sustainable RES-Chains”
"Sustainable RES-Chains" Kick-off Meeting was held 1-2 March 2011 in Växjö, Sweden.
11 partners and 5 associated organisations from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Lithuania are participating in this project.
Sweden is presented by Southeast Energy Agency (leading beneficiary), Växjö University, Krinova Kristianstadt and Energy Agency Skane. German partners are: Administrative District North-West Mecklenburg, Rostock University and Baltic Wind Energy Association. Pomeranian Centre for Environmental Research and Technology POMCERT presents Poland. Denmark is presented by Guldborgsund Municipality and Roskilde University. Gdansk University of Technology, The Marshal's Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship and Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery - Baltic Eco-Energy Cluster become associated project partners.
Lithuania is presented by the Strategic Self-management Institute, which is participating in four South Baltic programme project related to advanced energy. Palanga Municipality and Lithuanian Wind Energy Association are involved in the project as associated partners.
Project Manager Lennart Tyrberg described project aims and tasks for 2011 - 2013. Five kinds of RES are provided in the project: biomass, bio fuel, hydro, solar and wind energy. Each of them will be investigated on the ground of life cycle, starting from evaluation of having sources, use, processing and finalising bay supply, consumption and utilisation. Sustainable development outlook requires taking into account economic, ecologic and social aspects of energy activities with responsibility for actual and future generations.
Sweden is high experienced in the production and use of biomass and bio fuel. There are regions which produce and use all needed energy from local RES. Denmark and Germany could be proud for highly developed wind and solar industry. Poland and Lithuania are countries just started to use RES. This is why the partners will have possibility to gain experience of more achieved colleagues. Two experience-transfer workshops will be provided in Poland and Lithuania.
Main project works are related to RES potential in the South Baltic region evaluation, creation of strategies, modelling, pilot studies, business development and implementation. Business tours, mobile exhibitions, workshops and other actions will help to introduce many businessmen, pedagogues, students and civil servants into development of friendly to surroundings and human advanced energy of renewable energy sources.
Strategic Self-management institute will take part in many scientific researches and development actions. It will coordinate works on component 2 – communication and dissemination. In nearest future project logo, web site and communication plan will be elaborated. According to advanced practice of interlinking of energy related South Baltic projects “SB-OFF.E.R – South Baltic offshore wind energy regions” and “WEBSR2 – Wind energy in Baltic Sea region” the new project “Sustainable RES-Chains” will also involve in this innovative network.
Stasys Paulauskas (SSI)