Modern technologies of water
purification in the pulp&paper industry will take
Archangelsk (Archangelsk State Technical University) on the
3.-4.5.07. This workshop is organized under the framework of
BERMAP project. The aim of the workshop is to introduce modern
technologies of water purification in the P&P industry.
project press-release (week 12)
“Development of education of Environmental Engineers at
Murmansk State Technical University for the years 2004-06” is
The aim of the
project was to help Murmansk State Technical University to
open new specialty “Environmental Engineers” and to raise the
level of education into the high international standard with
assistance of the Finnish Universities (University of Oulu and
Tampere University of Technology) and companies.
knowledge of modern Environmental Engineering has been
transferred to the Murmansk Region. Students have been taught
in the field of waste management, air protection and soil
remediation. The study trips to Finland were arranged every
summer and the modern foreign literature, teaching and
laboratory equipment was purchased.
In addition to the
environmental and international expertise, the project
introduced new teaching methods in MSTU.
project press-release (week 43)
Cleaner Production: continuing education of Northwest
Russian university teachers
2 with more
focus on management (pdf)
Roman Gokkoev, tel +358 40 5392133
Workshop in Petrozavodsk 22.-25.11.2005
first of several business workshops of the BERMAP project
will be organised in the Petrozavodsk State University of in the end of November, marking thus the start of business
activities of the project. The aim of this seminar is to offer
Finnish know-how to Karelian enterprises and also to support
the efforts of the Northern Finnish companies in gaining wider
awareness for their products in the region. The themes of
the workshops have been selected according to the interests
of the Karelian companies, who are especially interested on
the issues of water supply and sewerage as well as on the
construction field. Similar workshops will be organised in
Archangelsk, Murmansk and once again in Petrozavodsk in 2007.
information: Niko Hänninen, tel +358 40 704
BERMAP project launched
Borderline between universities and companies to Northwest
Russia -BERMAP project has been accepted to be funded through
the Karelia Interreg Programme. The project consist of three
The three-year project will study educational
and research co-operation opportunities between Murmansk,
Arkhangelsk State Techical, Petrozavodsk State Universities
and Oulu University and Oulu Polytechnic up to year 2010 and
survey potential business projects for the Finnish companies
in Northwest Russia. Combining these elements a feasible
educational plan will be developed.
The project will study education and research
related business projects. The emphasis of the project is on
environmental sector and through it other sectors present at
the universtities will be studied. The project includes also
continuing education and workshops.
tel. +358 400 584 669
(working for testing possibilities for environmental technology)
and it's partners took an excursion in the beginning of September
to Folkecenter. Participants represented five environmental
technology companies, Employment and Economic Development
Center of Northern Ostrobothnia , City of Oulu and University
of Oulu , NorTech Oulu.
is an independent, non-governmental institute specialized
for developing, testing and demonstrating renewable energy
technologies in Denmark, West Jutland. It
was established in 1983 to pave the way for renewable energy
by technologies which are designed for manufacturing in small
and medium scale industries.
works on four major fronts:
Development and implementation of renewable energy systems:
small scale wind power innovation and design; farm biogas
design and demonstration; CO 2 neutral transportation with
hydrogen and plant oil; solar architecture and integration
of solar cells in buildings; wave energy testing,
local consumer groups
and relevant initiators within renewable energy,
Disseminating information on renewable energy in Denmark and
elsewhere, to trainees, concerned citizen groups and political
decision makers focusing on decentralized solutions,
The Village for Green Research demonstrates practical examples
of integration of several energy solution, solar housing,
water recycling systems etc as an experimental and functional
example of a future ecological society.
Elomaa, 0400-292 511
Waste Management Workshop, Oulu, November 17-19, 2004
the framework of the projects "Development of an Environmental
Platform for the Northern Calotte and North West Russia"
and "Environmental Cluster" NorTech Oulu is organising
the "Barents Waste Management Workshop". The workshop
is aiming to share knowledge and foster cooperation between
Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Russian actors in the waste
1: Visit to some of the waste technologies companies of Oulu
2: Keynote speeches from guest speakers will allow you to
know further the legislation, as well as the investments and
technologies needed in the future for each of the countries.
There will be possibilities to present poster of your company.
Lastly group discussions formed by interest will enable to
discuss further cooperation possibilities. A cocktail will
close the actual workshop day.
3: Possibilities to meet with other companies, especially
the Russian companies to discuss of more individual cooperation.
More information: Marguerite
Guibert, tel +358 40 586 1444
of Oulu is focusing on the quality of the air in the city
Quality of the air will improve in Oulu as the city officials
install exhaust gas purification systems to city vehicles.
Road construction and maintenance unit of the city will install
Finnkat -emission control systems to 15 of their vehicles
operating in the city center. These systems are installed
to trucks, motor graders and ride on lawnmovers which are
in average older than rest of the city fleet.
This one year long project focuses on operational quality
and endurance of the purifiers. All regular field tests are
carried out according official instructions and EU-standards.
Tests are implemented by Oulu Polytecnic personnel, who will
be using their exhaust gas laboratory equipment.
This project is one part of larger Ecotest Oulu -project which
is a carried out by NorTech Oulu/University of Oulu and environmental
technology companies at Oulu region. Ecotest Oulu is funded
by Employment and Economic Centre of Northern Ostrobothnia
and the companies themselves. The aim of the project is to
improve testing of environmental technology products finding
actual testing grounds or places to promote and introduce
Director Matti Matinheikki, Road construction and maintenance/City
Tel. +358 8 5584 2254, +358 44 703 2254
Managing Director Martti Kauhanen, FinnKatalyt Ltd.,
Tel. +358 8 571 5520, +358 400 545 624
Ecotest Oulu -project: Project Manager Pirkko-Liina Elomaa,
University of Oulu, NorTech Oulu tel. +358 400 292 511