Last 20th of March, the Baltic Sea workshop took place in Tartu, at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.

The Estonian University of Life Sciences and Nutriloop in cooperation with the Ministry of Regional Affairs and Agriculture organized a seminar on March 20 in the hall of the Estonian University of Life Sciences “Valuing biowaste from fisheries and agriculture. Economic profitability and market potential.” The aim was to present the properties and production potential of bacterial fertilizers made on the basis of biowaste and to open up the possibilities and economic profitability of using the fermentation residue.

Agenda of the event:

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and opening remarks
10.10 – 10.30 Nutriloop, Marie Soone/Madis Tilga , Valorization of fish waste in crop production. Use and properties of bacterial fertilizers made on the basis of biowaste. Presentation of the results of the EU Horizon project Sea2Land.
10.30 – 11.30 Open discussion. Feedback, suggestions from the agricultural and fishing sector. Market potential in cooperation between fisheries, HoReCa and plant growing. Questions about production technology, circular economy business model, legislation and market readiness.
11.30 – 11.50 Merrit Shanskiy, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Mihkel Peedimaa, Mää “Possibilities of valorizing sheep’s wool as an important bioresource for agricultural products”
11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Katrin Kepp , Bioeconomy Development Center of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, “Häkathon – a model for finding innovative solutions in an organization. on the example of the BioBoosters project”.
12.00 – 12.20 Coffee and stretching break
12.20 – 12.50 Allan Kaasik , Estonian University of Life Sciences. Presentation of the results of the study: “Safety of fermentation residue (digestate), suitability for use as a soil conditioner or fertilizer and the economic profitability of using fermentation residue”
12.50 – 13.20 Mait Kriipsalu, Estonian University of Life Sciences. Alternative uses of the input used in biogas production (cattle liquid manure, etc.) in composting. How compost is prepared and how to assess its quality.
13.20 – 13.50 Kaja Orupöld , “Laboratory view of biogas production”
13.50 – 14.00 Rando Värnik, Estonian University of Life Sciences. Economic aspects of fermentation residue and further possibilities of use.

You can find the original information about the event here.