Future Energy Solutions conference was held

The Future Energy Solutions conference was held on September 13-15, in parallel with the event "Reducing the carbon footprint from residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings, mobility and logistics, as well as the efficiency of municipal waste management" on September 15 in Lappeenranta.

Presentations were made by LUT University, Metropolis and the Finnish Institute of the Environment; Sweco presented a feasibility study of the Cata3Pult project on energy efficiency and advanced business models for residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings-case studies from the cities of Lappeenranta and St. Petersburg, KOSMOS LLC presented a report "Energy saving and the carbon footprint of buildings of different types and years of construction in St. Petersburg"; there were also reports on biogas plants and reports on the circular economy: Separate waste collection as a normative guide for effective waste management and transition to a closed-cycle economy, the practice of separate garbage removal from St. Petersburg, the Lappeenranta Climate Action Plan, the Year of the Green Leaf and the History of young Entrepreneurs; the BBC1 project presented a report on its activities: The business potential of bioeconomics in a cross-border context.

The event was held in a hybrid format. The participants, present in person, visited EKJH - waste management center and biogas plants in South Karelia.

Photos from the online event can be viewed in the album.

We invite you to take part in the seminar – "round table"

The Association of Environmental Partnership (NP "AsEP") and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPb CCI) will organize a round table seminar on August 26, 2021 (14:00-17:00, 46-48 Tchaikovsky Street): "Implementation of the principles of circular economy in retail chains and enterprises. Waste management – business models, technologies, exchange of experience". The program of the event in Russian can be viewed here.

The event is held within the framework of the project "Business in biotechnology and circular economy" of the cross-border cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020", which is supported by the Administration of St. Petersburg. Finnish participants will participate online with a remote connection to the seminar hall.

The seminar will be attended by the heads and specialists of the Committee for Nature Management, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety, the Nevsky Environmental Operator, the Center for Environmental Information for Enterprises AsEP (www.ecoprofi.info) and large retail chains.

It is planned to discuss a wide range of issues related to the treatment of MSW at retail enterprises, as well as exchange experience in implementing the mechanism of extended producer responsibility.

To ensure the participation of a representative of the enterprise in the seminar, it is necessary to send an application from the organization no later than August 19.

The application must be sent by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the indication of the full name, position, full address of the organization and the phone number of the representative of the enterprise. You can attach proposals on the topic of the speech of a representative of your organization to the application (a message-no more than 10 minutes).

Phone numbers for inquiries: +7 921 308 26 96, +7 921 301 99 10.

Attention! Please send the application to Microsoft Office Word with the full data specified in the table.

Application form:

Application for St. Petersburg enterprises to participate in the seminar: "Implementation of the principles of circular economy in retail chains and enterprises. Waste management – business models, technologies, exchange of experience", August 26, 2021, SPb CCI.

First Name, Last Name, Position Organization, postal address (full) Phone, E-mail
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Online connection to participate remotely at our event in ZOOM via the link. Passcode: 195335.

Food BioTech conference

On August 23-24, ITMO University will host a major international event dedicated to food biotechnology and circular economy – Food BioTech Conference 2021. Leading scientists, specialists in the field of biotechnology, nutrition, ecology and medicine, employees of research organizations, postgraduates and undergraduates, representatives of public organizations are invited.

Within the framework of the conference, there will be held a round table on the topic “Science-business collaboration in terms of biotechnology and circular economy South-East Finland – Russia projects”. Projects of the cross-border cooperation program «South-East Finland – Russia» will participate there. Three projects: "Business in Biotechnology and Circular Economy" (BBC1), "Finnish Russian Public Private Partnership catalyzing new green business" (Cata3Pult) and "Prevention and utilization of Invasive Alien Species" (PURE) will present their projects and the results of their activities.

The round table will be attended by representatives of the administration of the cross-border cooperation program «South-East Finland – Russia». They will tell about the new Program period 2021–2027.

The round table will be held online on the ZOOM platform from 17:00 to 18:00. The official language of the event is English.

The preliminary program of the round table is presented here. Register for the event using the link.

You can find more information about the conference Food BioTech 2021 on the official website. For all questions, please contact — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A meeting of the Environmental council under the Governor of St. Petersburg was held

On July 9, a meeting of the Environmental council under the Governor of St. Petersburg was held. The issues of maintaining the ecological well-being of water bodies on the territory of St. Petersburg were considered and ways to improve their health, as well as suggestions for organizing the "Neva Day".
It was decided to approve the idea of the "Neva Day" and prepare a draft proposal for its organization for the next meeting. In addition, it was decided to create a working group under the Environmental council "Waste management in St. Petersburg".

The fourth meeting of the group on interaction and cooperation of the Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT projects was held

On June 29, the fourth meeting of the group on interaction and cooperation of five projects was held: Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT of the Cross-Border Cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020".

During the meeting, the upcoming events were discussed:

  • August 23-25, 2021 Food BioTech Conference at ITMO University in St. Petersburg (BBC1 project).
    Within the framework of this conference, a round table "Cooperation of science and business in the field of biotechnologies and closed economy projects South-Eastern Finland – Russia" will be held on August 23. The content of the event is currently being discussed and will be informed later on the BBC1 project website.
    We invite you to take part in this round table as a speaker / participant. All the current information about the conference is available on the official website of the Food BioTech Conference 2021 and on Facebook;
  • August 26, 2021 14:00-17:00 seminar-webinar "Implementation of the principles of circular economy in retail chains of St. Petersburg and Finland". Rational waste management, problems and solutions. The format of the round table. Simultaneous translation of Rus-Fin-Rus. Online participation is possible. More information later on the BBC1 project website;
  • September 2, 2021 webinar of the Cata3Pult expert group "Solutions for energy efficiency and heat recovery of the Earth for residential and public buildings from a business point of view". The program will be published in August 2021;
  • September 13-15, 2021 Future Energy Solutions conference in Lappeenranta (Cata3Pult project).
    On September 15, the conference will host a seminar on "Reducing the carbon footprint of residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings, mobility and logistics, as well as the efficiency of municipal waste management". Read more about this on the website;
  • On October 5, 2021, "Upcycle! The event "Circular Economy and Design" in Lappeenranta (LALAPETE project).

A meeting of project partners Cata3Pult, BBC1, Cool4City with representatives of the Environmental movement "Separate Collection" was held

On June 11, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPb CCI) hosted a meeting of project partners Cata3Pult, BBC1, Cool4City with representatives of the Environmental movement "Separate Collection". The meeting was attended by representatives of the SPb CCI. It was decided to hold joint actions and joint participation in events held within the framework of projects under the cross-border cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020", including those that will be held on the basis of the SPb CCI.