The 3rd workshop for end-users is scheduled for September 24-25, 2020 in Lviv, Ukraine

The event will be hosted by National University “Lvivska Polytechnika” at the recently opened “Tech StartUp School” (;

30 governmental officials, farmers, professionals and young researchers will be trained in different aspects of miscanthus phytotechnology with biomass production which has been developed within NATO SPS MYP G4687.

Trainers from KSU(USA); UJEP (Czech Republic), NUBIP (Ukraine) and NULP (Ukraine) will share knowledge and skills when the technology has been applied at the military sites in USA, Ukraine and Czech Republic

Agenda of the 3rd workshop, Lviv, Ukraine

3rd workshop “Military sites cleaning”

for end-users and practitioners

Event is supported by NATO Science for Peace and Security Program, Multiyear Project G4687

New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites”

Date: September 24-25, 2020

Venue: Tech StartUp School, Akademika Kolessu 2, Lviv, 79013, Ukraine

Tel.+38 098 493 3483; +38 0322 584 125. ;

Language: Ukrainian and English (with translation)

Skype Connection with KSU, USA: September, 24: 16.00-17.00 (8.00am-9.00am Midwest time) and September, 25: 14.00-15.30 (7.00am-8.30am Midwest time)

September 24, 2020, Thursday
9.15-9.45 Registration
9.45-10.00 Welcomes:

tba, National University “Lvivska Polytechnika”

tba, NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Ukraine

10.00-10.10 Training main goals and expectations

Valentina Pidlisnyuk, NDP, UJEP, CR

Tetyana Stefanovska, PPD, NULES, Ukraine

10.10-12.45 Session 1. Mediator: Valentina Pidlisnyuk, UJEP, CR

Production of miscanthus on contaminated sites

Part I.

Establishing, growing and harvesting miscanthus on regular soil, Valeryi Kotilevsky, FO “Kotilevskyi”, Ukraine

Production of miscanthus on heavy metals contaminated soil, Ganga Hettiarachchi, KSU, USA

11.15-11.30 Coffee break Catering
11.30-12.45 Part II

1.3. Production of miscanthus on petroleum contaminated soil, Lawrence Davis, KSU, USA

1.4 Production of miscanthus on pesticides contaminated soil,

Asil Nurzhanova, IPBB, Kazakhstan

12.45-14.00 Lunch Restaurant
14.00-15.45 Session 2. Mediator: Pavlo Shapoval, NULP, Ukraine

Soil health

2.1. Building soil carbon stocks and soil health while producing biomass, Kraig Roozeboom, KSU, USA

2.2. Biological indicators of the process: soil microbial community- Josef Trogl, UJEP,CR

15.45-16.00 Coffee break Catering
16.00-17.00 2.3. Biological indicators of the process:

Introduction- Larry Erickson, KSU, USA

Case of nematodes- Tim Todd, KSU, USA

Skype-connection with KSU, USA

Round table discussion: Policy issues

Mediator: Volodymir Garazd, Mayor, Dolyna city, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Participants: governmental officials, farmers, practitioners

18.40-20.40 Reception Restaurant
September 25, 2020, Friday
9.45-11.15 Session 3. Mediator: Tatyana Stefanovska, NULES, Ukraine

Quality and Energy capacity of biomass, factors impacted:

Plant growth indicators: Artem Medkow, NULES, Ukraine

Soil amendments: Pavlo Shapoval, NULP, Ukraine

Biochar: Andriy Herz, TNPU, Ukraine

11.15-11.30 Coffee- break Catering
11.30-12.45 Session 4: Mediator: Asil Nurzhanova, IPBB, Kazakhstan

Economic and practical value of Phytotechnology with biomass production

4.1. Economic aspects of energy crops production for solid and liquid biofuels, Yulia Galushkina, NULES, Ukraine

4.2. Practical implementation of phytotechnology: Ft.Riley,USA and Dolyna, Ukraine, Ganga Hettiarachchi and Kraig Roozeboom (KSU,USA). Vitalyi Stadnik, NULP,Ukraine

12.45-14.00 Lunch Restaurant

Looking forward: young researchers opinion and discussion between generations
Valentina Pidlisnyuk, UJEP,CR

Participants: young researchers, PhD students, PostDocs

Skype-connection with KSU, USA
15.30-16.00 Wrap-up. Certificates’ award



UJEP, CZ: Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic

NULES, Ukraine: National University of Life Sciences and Environment, Ukraine

NULP, Ukraine –National University “Lvivska Polytechnika”, Ukraine

TNPU, Ukraine –Ternopil National Pedagogical University, Ukraine

KSU, USA: Kansas State University, USA

IPBB, Kazakhstan- Institute of Plant Biology and biotechnology, Kazakhstan

FO- farmer organization

In case of emergency call:

+38 067 759 5905, viber; +38 050 462 1299, whatsup, viber; +38 063 433 5791, whatsup, viber.



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