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

End of session. Moderator's conclusion.


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 ?”

End of session. Moderator's conclusion

16.30 – 16.45  Conclusions of the conference