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October 28-30, 2009 Orleans (France) hosted Ukrainian and French Workshop Biomass and energy
04.11.09

October 28-30, 2009 Orleans (France) hosted Ukrainian and French Workshop Biomass and energy that had been in the process of preparation for about 3 years. The workshop participation contest received overall 250 projects. National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine and French experts making candidates selection first singled out 80 persons but in the final only 30 of them got a chance to make presentation of their projects at the Workshop. Thus, 80 scholars and manufacturers joined Ukrainian delegation and French working group including Rector of the Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University Mykhaylo Zagirnyak and Head of the Department for Scientific Research Volodymyr Nykyforov.
Presentation of the scientific and industrial projects made by 15 French scholars and 15 Ukrainian ones was dedicated to a wide circle of issues in the field of bioenergetics concerning 3 generation of biofuel: 1) using single particles of energy plants (e.g. rape seeds to produce oil for biodiesel); 2) applying all particles of the plant (to produce biogas or bioethanol); 3) production and using genetically modified GM weeds which contain up to 70 % of oil.
Everybodys interest were sown to interdepartmental project of the Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University scholars Energy resources and nature protection items dealing with using cyanobacteriae to produce biofuel, presented at the workshop. Nevertheless there was reached an agreement with French scholars and Ukrainian manufacturers to do joint activities in this subject area.



Conference hall of Orleans municipality deputies


At the reception of the Mayor of Orleans

The participants of the workshop were invited to visit City Town Hall and meet the mayor of the city Madam Sesi Ludie, they were guided through two industrial enterprises producing sugar and bioethanol, and fodder and wood granules as well. Furthermore Ukrainian delegation was taken to see the plantation of new energy plant Miscanthus (silver grass) and the farmstead of an ordinary French farmer. Upon finishing the workshop there was working a presidium with Christoph Pupard (Deputy Minister for Agricultural, food and fishing in France), Bruno Jerry (Presidnet of French Technologic Academy), Havier Biulinie (President of the European Phytooil Alliance, Vice-Chairman of the Federation of French Farmers), Anatolii Skorchenko (Deputy Minister for Agricultural Policy in Ukraine), Mykhaylo Zagirnyak (Rector of Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University) and Yaroslav Blium (Director of the Genetic Engineering Institute, academician of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine).


Bureau seminar summarizes the work results (left to right Anatolii Skorchenko (Deputy Minister for Agricultural Policy in Ukraine, Havier Biulinie (President of the European Phytooil Alliance, Vice-Chairman of the Federation of French Farmers, Mykhaylo Zagirnyak (Rector of Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University) and Yaroslav Blium (Director of the Genetic Engineering Institute, academician of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine)

The article was prepared by the Head of the Department for Scientific Research Volodymyr Nykyforov


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