The AQUAREL project ended 31.12.2014. Many thanks for all partners and collaborators for the fruitful cooperation!
Heidi Ruuska and Jukka Hellgren from Oy Culmentor Ltd. participated in the Closing seminar of the Karelia ENPI CBC Programme, focusing in particular on the projects under themes Forest and Energy and Sustainable use of natural resources. The seminar was organised in Petrozavodsk 25th September 2014.
Following the seminar 26th September 2014, the Joint Management Authority of the programme organised a project fair at the State National Theatre in Petrozavodsk. The fair presented a variety of dozens of projects financed by the Karelia ENPI Programme to the general public. AQUAREL was of interest for several participants, not least for the fish oil samples at the project’s small stand.
The AQUAREL project final seminar was organised in Oulu 18th September 2014.
The seminar presentations covered the essential elements of the project and the external speakers provided insights into the potential future development themes for the AQUAREL project target groups.
You can access the presentations via the links below.
- Sergey Tishkov & Anton Shcherbak, Karelian Research Centre: Studied waste material potential and utilization possibilities in the Republic of Karelia
- Jouni Havukainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology: Fish waste utilization in the Republic of Karelia
- Elina Pasternak, Ecofoster Group Oy: Pilot results: Transportation and processing of fish waste to produce fish oil
- Mika Horttanainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology: The AQUAREL concept
- Mikko Ahokas, University of Oulu: The quality of fish oil and its potential use in Chemical Industry
- Mikko Ahokas: Biotehdas (“Biofactory”): Finnish presentation // Russian presentation
- Jaakko Seppälä, Ecofoster Group Oy: Business case: Utilization of fish co-streams
- Alexander Berdino, Karelian Energy Efficiency Centre: Potential funding mechanisms
The AQUAREL project is piloting the production of fish oil from fish processing side streams – in this case the fish is Salmon Trout. Several batches have already been run in the village of Borovoi, Karelia since July 2014. The AQUAREL partner Vilia Ltd. is responsible for operating the pilot.
The project consortium members visited Borovoi 19th August 2014 and managed one piloting batch that resulted in approximately 40 liters of fish oil.
The AQUAREL Project Final Seminar will be organised in Oulu, Finland on 18th September 2014.
The seminar programme is divided into two parts: Introduction of the AQUAREL project and its outcomes by the project partners, and presentations of available solutions and further research items by external speakers.
The seminar will be organised in the modern, fish-shaped premises of the company Vihiluodon Kala that processes and sells fish in Finland. The unique building has got plenty of publicity in Finland and is well worth visiting.
- Time: Thursday 18th September 2014 at 12:00-17:00
- Location: Vihiluodon Kala Oy, Rytiniementie 4, 91910 Tupos, FInland
- Fees: Participation is free of charge
We wish everyone interested warmly welcome to the seminar!
The presentations of the AQUAREL seminar that was organised in Petrozavodsk 7th May 2014 can be downloaded below. Due to the large size, Sergey Tishkov’s presentation has been divided into 4 parts.
AQUAREL organised a project seminar in 7th May 2014 at the Karelian Research Centre’s premises in Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia. The seminar focused on presenting the project’s findings to the fish farmers and processors, public authorities and researchers.
More detailed information on the seminar and the presentations will be published at this website latest on 12th May 2014.
The AQUAREL project’s results from the first project year have been summarised into a Public mid-term report.
Download the report via this link (compressed file).
Anton Shcherbak presented the project “AQUAREL – Aquatic resources for green energy realization” at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk, Russia on February 20th, 2014. The roundtable was organized within the project “Renewable energy in Northwest Russia”, and focused on the problems of energy-saving and the potential for the use of renewable energy. AQUAREL project evoked much interest among representatives of research organizations.
Mr. Jukka Hellgren, the AQUAREL Project Manager presented the project in Lappeenranta 19th November 2013 at the National Waste Utilisation Days organised by the Lappeenranta University of Technology. According to Jukka, AQUAREL gained a lot of positive interest from the event’s 60 participants representing a variety of companies and research organisations working at different parts of the waste utilisation value chain.
The event’s homepage and presentations (in Finnish)