Paola Migliorini, Team Leader Circular Economy at the European Commission, Directorate General Environment
Ms Paola Migliorini has been working on eco-innovation and circular economy policies since 2012. She is presently focusing on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan adopted by the European Commission in December 2015. Her main area of interest is best practices on sustainable consumption and production from innovative businesses and public authorities. She has both the experience of the European institutions, which includes funding opportunities for environmental protection, and of the private sector, namely the multinational health industry. Her motto: "explain, listen and make it happen".
Ado Lõhmus, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia
Arina Koroljova, Technical Manager, Energy Trading Business Unit, Eesti Energia AS, Estonia
Ms Arina Koroljova works in Eesti Energia AS. She manages the oil shale ash utilisation R&D projects in such areas as road construction, stabilisation of soft soils, oil shale ash cement and concrete production and others. The results of R&D work are intended to serve as background information for improving the legislation and promoting the oil shale ash use as a product in local and international markets. Arina holds a bachelor’s degree in Technical Sciences in Chemistry and Materials, Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) and a master’s in Technical Sciences from the faculty of Civil Engineering, TUT.
Tiit Kaljuvee, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Inorganic Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Mr Kajuvee main fields of interest: investigation of the composition, properties and treatment methods of mineral raw materials and solid fossil fuels, thermal transformations in the multi-component systems, utilization of solid and gaseous wastes of chemical and power industry.
Marti Viirmäe, Head of Technical and Development Department, Viru Keemia Grupp AS, Estonia
Janek Reinik PhD, Research Fellow, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia
Mr Janek Reinik is the fellow scientist in NICPB since 2003. He graduated from Tallinn University of Technology the same year. The main fields of expertise include environmental effects of oil shale ash and semi coke. Recently the main focus of the studies is on reusing the oil shale ash e.g. by granulation.
Pilleriin Laanemets, Managing Director, Estonian Plastic Association, CEO, Estonia
Ms Pilleriin Laanemets is the managing director of Estonian Plastics Association that has today 42 members. She represents Estonian plastics industry in Europe and is in direct contact with polymer producers in Europe. Pilleriin Laanemets was the founder and former CEO of world’s biggest common carrier X-Press Feeders Estonian Agency and has been active in logistics and trading business over 7+ years.
Veiko Karu PhD, Senior Researcher Scientist, Department of Geology, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Mr Veiko Karu is a mining engineer. He obtained PhD on 2012 at Tallinn University of Technology. Working at Tallinn University of Technology as Senior Researcher Scientist and is main contact person from university to European initiative EIT Raw Materials. Where under his guidance are running 10 projects in 2017 and 18 projects in year 2018. His main research topics are: Natural Sciences and Engineering, Geosciences, Mining Engineering, Appiled Geology Engineering, Surveying, GIS, Mineral extraction, Mineral Processing, Spacial planning, Spatial information, Mining technology.
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