“New applications of peat and peatlands”

 

1st DAY – 10 October, 2018

Opening session and Ice-Breaking Party at the AHHAA Science Centre

17:00 Registration desk opens at the AHHAA Science Centre
17:45 Team building and ice-breaking workshops at the AHHAA Science Centre 1st round
18:30 Team building and ice-breaking workshops at the AHHAA Science Centre 2nd round
19:00 Welcome drink and dinner buffet
19:30 Welcome speech by the deputy mayor of Tartu, Mr. Raimond Tamm

19:40 “Industry 4.0”, Karl Viiol, Tartu Business Advisory
20:00 “Bioeconomy 2030: A vision for sustainable development and growth”, Gilbert Ludwig
, Jyväskyla University of Applied Sciences
20:20 Entertainment programme
20:35 Have fun at the science centre

 

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
Peat production and innovation – Marc Peray, Premier Tech
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
Hortifibre, wood fibre for substrates: 20 years of experience – Kenneth Laming, 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
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
Buses departure in front of the Pallas hotel, 100m from the V-SPA hotel. Please see the map here.
19:00-20:00 Guided excursions in the Estonian National Museum
20:00 -00:00 Gala dinner

 

3rd DAY – 12 October, 2018

Excursions

9:30-13:30 Profession-oriented excursion programmes and case-study presentations in Fortum Tartu CHP plant, Grüne Fee Estonia, Plantex Ltd, Estiko Plastar
Buses departure in front of the Pallas hotel, 100m from the V-SPA hotel. Please see the map here. During the registration you will receive a excursion ticket with the exact schedule for your group.

14:00 Tourism excursions (pre-pregistration is required)


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