International IX Oil Shale Conference
The Conference main topics was circular economy and innovative solutions in oil shale industry.
We were waiting for researchers and industry experts to share the latest developments in oil shale studies, technologies and projects.
Oil Shale Conference expounds the concept of circular economy in oil shale sector, observes the waste generated in the industry and introduces innovative solutions and opportunities for their use, and other related issues.
The Conference participants had a unique opportunity to visit regional oil shale enterprises – Auvere power plant and Enefit280 oil factory (Eesti Energia AS Enefit Energiatootmine AS), Petroter oil factory and mining (Viru Keemia Grupp AS) and Põhja-Kiviõli shale quarry (Kiviõli Keemiatööstuse OÜ).
On the conference official web page www.conference2017.pkk.ee you can:
FIRST DAY, 15th November 2017
Visits to regional oil shale enterprises
Enefit Energiatootmine AS - Auvere power plant and Enefit280 oil factory
10:45 – 11:30 Transport from Kohtla-Järve to Auvere
11:35 – 12:15 Arrival of guests. Overview presentation about Enefit
12:15 – 13:00 Tour of Auvere power plant
13:00 – 13:45 Tour of Enefit280 oil factory
14:00 Transport to Kohtla-Järve
Viru Keemia Grupp AS - Petroter oil factory
15:00 – 15:15 Transport from Kohtla-Järve to VKG
15:15 – 16:00 Tour of oil factory. Overview presentation about VKG (tour in Estonian and English groups)
16:00 Transport to Kohtla-Järve
Kiviõli Keemiatööstuse OÜ - open-pit oil shale mining
10:00 – 10:30 Transport from Kohtla-Järve to Kiviõli town
10:30 – 11:30 Tour of open-pit mining. Overview presentation about Kiviõli Keemiatööstus
11:30 Transport to Kohtla-Järve
CONFERENCE DAY, 16th November 2017, Jõhvi Concert Hall
9.30 – 10.00 Morning coffee and registration
10.00 – 10.30 Greetings
Ado Lõhmus, Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia
10.30 – 12.30 I SESSION
Moderator: Sirli Sipp Kulli, BiotaTec LLC,CEO and owner
10:30 – 11:00 Paola Migliorini, Team Leader Circular Economy, European Comission"Fostering the transition in Europe: the Circular Economy Action Plan"
11:05 – 11:25 Ado Lõhmus, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia „How circular is economy in Estonia?“
11:30 – 11:50 Arina Koroljova, Technical Manager, Eesti Energia AS, Estonia „Burnt Shale - new challengies in use, transportation and legalisation“
11:55 – 12:15 Marti Viirmäe, Head of Technical and Development Department, Viru Keemia Grupp AS, Estonia „Oil shale as a raw material for chemicals: challenge implementing circular economy concept“
12.30 LUNCH Poster presentations in the foyer, elevator speech up to 2 minutes
14.00 – 16.30 II SESSION
14:00 – 14.20 Tiit Kaljuvee PhD, Senior Researcher , Institute of Material and Environmental Technology Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia ”Granulation of oil shale ashes for neutralizing of acidic soils”
14:25 – 14:45 Janek Reinik PhD, Research Fellow, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia „Granulation of CFB OSA and characterization of the product“
14:50 – 15:10 Pilleriin Laanemets, Managing Director, Estonian Plastic Association, CEO, Estonia „Possibilities of using burnt oil shale in polymer industry“
15:15 – 15:35 Veiko Karu PhD, Senior Researcher Scientist, Department of Geology, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia „Future Development Opportunities on Estonian Mining Research“
15:45 – 16:30 Panel discussion “How circular oil shale industry can be ?”
16.30 – 16.45 Conclusions of the conference