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11.9.2020 Opening webinar in Finland

Over 150 Finnish participants enjoyed a biogas-themed breakfast webinar organised by project Sustainable Biogas today.

The webinar was opened by Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt from John Nurminen Foundation, who said that the project consortium will, together with biogas operators and authorities, work to turn nutrient-related challenges into opportunities.

In the first presentation, Ari Kangas, MoE Finland, gave an overview of development needs and highlighted the role of biogas in pursuing environmentally friendly energy and a circular economy.

Pekka Paavilainen (ELY Centre) presented one possible solution towards the sustainable use of digestates: regional maps indicating nutrient balances and improving the planning and permitting of biogas plants.

In her presentation, Teija Paavola (Atria Tuottajat) called for customised solutions for different circumstances and biomass volumes. According to her, recycled nutrients must be safe, functional and suitable for their intended use.

The expert presentations were followed by commentary speeches of MTK and VVY representatives Airi Kulmala and Paula Lindell. Furthermore, Marjukka Porvari from John Nurminen Foundation reflected how the project consortium of Sustainable Biogas will meet the stakeholders’ expectations.

A recording (in Finnish) of the webinar is available on YouTube.