On February, 21, 2018 Tatyana Stefanovska and Artem Medkov (NULES) participated in the Seminar “Energy crops from cultivation to utilization. Foreign and domestic experience”. The seminar was organized as a capacity building event in the frame of FORBIO/ Horizon 2020 Project (http://www.forbio-project.eu/) by Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (http://uabio.org/en/), Scientific engineering center “Biomass”(http://biomass.kiev.ua/en/), “Kyiv International Contract Fair” Ltd. (http://www.tsnn.com/organizers/kyiv-international-contract-fair-ltd)
More than 100 participants represented a range of different stakeholders: scientists, farmers. agrarian companies, governmental agenesis and media took part in the event. The seminar’s participants learned about the state of the art and development of bioenergetics in Ukraine, the results of the FORBIO project and the experience of growing energy crops in Germany, Italy, Poland and Ukraine from the project participants: WIP, FIB (Germany), CREA (Italy), POLBIOM (Poland),STC “Biomass” (Ukraine) and local farmers in Ukraine. A representative of FAO made a presentation regarding the environmental, economic, and social sustainability requirements for energy crop development projects.
While attending the seminar, Tatyana Stefanovska and Artem Medkov introduced NATO SPS # G4687 objectives and achievements to Coordinator of FORBIO Project Rainer Yanssen. WIP Renewable Energies (Germany). The necessity of soil health study while using phytotechnology at unused, marginal, contaminated sites and potential of cooperation with FAO was discussed with Marco Colangeli, FAO (Italy). The roadmaps for future cooperation was discussed as well.