An expert meeting was held

On November 26, an expert meeting "Energy-as-a-service business models and technical solutions for improving the energy efficiency of apartment buildings" was held within the Cata3Pult project.

The following reports were presented:

  • Overview of types of business models and existing practices-ESCO, EPB, leasing and concession agreements - in Finland and Russia (Saint Petersburg), Evilina Lutfi, GNF;
  • Experience of ESCO from Saint Petersburg-modernization of the heating system, Nikolai Pitirimov, non-profit partnership "Homeowners»;
  • New implementation model and tools for launching EPC projects, Liv Randy Tinseth, managing Director of Linkoln AS;
  • Energy-saving heating solution from Finland - ventilation system with adjustable air volume TAP AIR, Aki Pohjalainen, Entos Optimisäätö Oy;
  • Energy storage devices from Saint Petersburg-internal battery installations, tbc;
  • Energy saving and carbon footprint of buildings of different types and years of construction-research from St. Petersburg, Anna Prokofieva, Environmental office of KOSMOS LLC.

Participated in the webinar

On November 25, KOSMOS LLC took part in the webinar "3-rd BIS (Baltic Industrial symbiosis) council meeting" (Interreg Baltic Sea Region Program), organized through ZOOM, where projects of industrial symbiosis were presented.
Based on the previous experience of Kalundborg Symbiosis, the Symbiosis Center in Denmark has prepared examples of industrial symbiosis that will be used to attract businesses to participate and find partners.

Meeting of the Council of the "Industrial symbiosis" project

On November 25, 2020, at 11:00, an event will be held in the Council of the international project "Industrial symbiosis", in which it is planned to present a report "How municipalities can support the development of industrial symbiosis", which is planned to be held on the Zoom webinar platform in English.

Took part in the Russian-French forum

On November 17, KOSMOS LLC took part in The Russian-French forum on clean technologies.

The forum is organized within the framework of Russian-French cooperation in the field of ecology and new technologies of the metropolis of Nice–Cote d'azur, the SKOLKOVO Foundation and the "Xetec" clean technology platform.
The key areas of discussion were green industry, smart city, waste recycling, and renewable energy sources (especially technologies using the energy of the oceans, seas, and rivers).

On November 17, during the sessions, more than twenty startups from Nice, Moscow and St. Petersburg, together with experts and representatives of private companies, discussed the main problems that exist today in these sectors, and shared their experience in finding the most innovative solutions.
On November 18, forum participants will hold a series of B2B meetings.
On November 19, a youth day will be held, during which French startups will hold a master class for Russian students.

The forum program in Russian can be viewed here.

Received a QR code for the organization

KOSMOS LLC received a QR code. In accordance with the decree of the government of St. Petersburg of 13.03.2020 No. 121, all organizations and individual entrepreneurs that carry out (resume) activities in the territory of St. Petersburg must ensure the availability of local regulations that establish a standard for safe operation, as well as receive a QR code for each address of the place of activity in St. Petersburg.

Participated in an online conference

On November 12, KOSMOS LLC took part in an online conference dedicated to the problem of reducing the environmental intensity of the industrial complex in Russia.

The conference covered the following aspects:

  • Strategies of Russian companies in relation to environmental protection. Examples of successful intensification of environmental activities. Technologies for implementing the best available technologies;
  • Problems of technological re-equipment, introduction of low-waste technologies, economic and technical control of ecologization;
  • Ways to reduce the cost of production by using secondary resources and reducing the resource and energy intensity of existing production facilities;
  • Current issues of environmental audit, environmental certification and environmental insurance;
  • Mechanisms of legal regulation of environmental activities of enterprises;
  • Practical cases of industrial enterprises investing in environmentally friendly and resource-saving production, exchange of experience in implementing resource-efficient technologies.

The following reports are presented:

  • Eco-friendly solutions in Russian production: state policy and economic incentives, legal regulation, environmental certification. Moderator: Mikhail Vasilenko, Chairman, national Union of self-regulating organizations of waste management operators;
  • State policy in the field of resource conservation and ecology, law enforcement practice. Nikita Bondarenko, head of the environmental supervision Department Of the Committee for nature management, environmental protection and environmental safety of Saint Petersburg;
  • Mainstream judicial practice in the field of environmental and industrial safety. Arina Dovzhenko, partner, Borenius Russia;
  • Environmental certification as a market tool for sustainable business development. Evgenia Kuznetsova, head of the certification body "Ecological Union", leading expert of the "Leaf of life" system»;
  • International energy certification tools. Mathematical energy modeling. Evgeny Teslya, CEO, EST Group;
  • Strategies of Russian companies in relation to environmental protection. Examples of successful intensification of environmental activities. Technologies for implementing the best available technologies. Arina Dovzhenko, partner, Borenius Russia;
  • Closed-loop economy as a driver of business development. Natalia Malashenko, Director of corporate relations, Russia, UPM.

Photos from the conference can be viewed here.