“New applications of peat and peatlands”


1st DAY – 10 October, 2018

Ice-Breaking Party at the AHHAA Science Centre

17:00 Registration desk opens at the AHHAA Science Centre
18:00 Welcome address
18:10 Opening lectures
19:00 Have fun at the science centre, networking game “Peat and Seek” and Ice-Breaking

2nd DAY – 11 October, 2018

Conference at the V Spa Conference Centre

9:30-11:00 I session – Trends in the Field of Peat

Introduction – Erki Niitlaan, Estonian Peat Association

TBA – Peat production and innovation

Peat for Food and Quality of Life: available peat resources and expected demand for peat in future – Bernd Hofer, Hofer & Pautz GbR
Growing media – future outlook and trends – Jüri Tiidermann, ASB Greenworld Eesti OÜ

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 II session – New Applications of Peat

Peat production in Lithuania in 2018 – Giedrius Kavaliauskas, Lithuanian Peat Producers Association
Peat-based composite materials – Jüri Liiv, University of Tartu
Activated carbon from peat – Enn Lust, University of Tartu
Use of woodfibre in substrate production – Eric Beaudet, Florentaise

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 III session – Developments of Peatland Management

Peat production in Latvia in 2018 – Ingrida Krigere, Latvian Peat Association
Ilze Ozola – Paludiculture – is it really worth it? – Ilze Ozola, Lake and Peatland Research Centre
Restoration of damaged peatlands – benefits for nature and climate – Nerijus Zableckis, Lithuanian Fund for Nature
Abandoned peat extraction sites – will future be wetter and better? – Ain Kull, University of Tartu

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 IV session – Future Technologies

Peat production in Estonia in 2018 – Erki Niitlaan, Estonian Peat Association
Moss, forgotten renewable raw material – Teppo Rantanen, Biolan Baltic
Adding value to peat production management by using IT – Peteris Gredzens, Intellitech
Internet of Things (IoT) in peatlands: Sensing CO and Temperature using smart sensors – Ove Tüksammel, Head of Levikom IoT solutions
Modern solutions for preventing and extinguishing wildfires – Taavi Teets, Firesolutions OÜ

18:30-19:00 Bus excursion and transfer to the Estonian National Museum

19:00-23:00 Gala dinner

3rd DAY – 12 October, 2018


10:00 Profession-oriented excursion programmes
13:00 Farewell

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