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Energy experts talked about energy efficiency potentials for municipalities, Energy Communities, Smart City or Biogas production
17 June 2022 - GREENER  project
On June 16, ERNACT led Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme funded GREENER project hosted online the closing conference and 3rd energy transnational seminar of the partnership on "Energy Innovation for Remote Areas".

Over 20 people across Europe have joined GREENER closing conference and the seminar that have brought together energy experts, academics, SME's and the general public to share learnings and experiences and increase the awareness about the latest energy solutions across the NPA area.

Speakers from Demeca Oy, ProAgria, City of Oulu, Western Development Commission, Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien e.V. and University of Oulu shared their expertise about energy efficiency potentials for municipalities, Local Energy Communities, how to become a Smart City or Biogas production with the attendees.

During the morning, GREENER lead partner Anne Marie McLaughlin from ERNACT welcomed the attendees and gave an overview of the project. GREENER project partners Heidi Kanala-Salminen from Centria University of Applied Sciences and Markku Kananen from Oulu University presented each speaker before their presentations.

First speaker of the event, Samuli Rinne project manager from City of Oulu (Finland) talked about the possible future energy solutions to become Oulu (Finland) in a smart city. Followed by Ryotaro Kajimura from Agency for Renewable Energies eV (Germany) who explained how municipalities and communities could unlock energy efficiency potentials at local level. After that Ian Brannigan from Western Development Commission (Ireland) shared their experience on participating at the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme funded LECo project on building self-sustaining local energy communities.


After a short break, the closing conference started with the presentation of Sami Vinkki from Demeca Oy (Finland) that shared information about farm-based biogas production in Finland. Demeca Oy is a Finnish agricultural expert, that it's mission is to improve the profitability and wellbeing of the Finnish farms. 

Followed by Olli Nurkkala from Pro Agria (Finland) that shared a video about the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme funded COOPID and talked about it's participation at this Bioeconomy Clusters and shared knowledge on renewable energy solutions for farmers and rural entrepreneurs.

The closing conference finalised with the presentation of GREENER project partner Markku Kananen from University of Oulu that shared information on biogas production potential and usage in Nivala town, North Ostrobothnia (Finland).

If you missed the Final Conference click here to watch it!

For more information visit GREENER website!



Click here to email  Maixa Zabaleta at ERNACT for further information

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