199,000 people have access to affordable and clean energy, produced in Republic of Moldova with the support of European Union

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Energy and Biomass Project concludes its activity after a 7 years mandate
199,000 people benefit from affordable and clean energy, produced in the Republic of Moldova. This is the main effect of the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, financed by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). During 2011-2018, 265 schools, kindergartens, community facilities and hospitals switched from heating on coal and gas to biomass energy. 70 of these institutions have gained access to hot water produced by solar energy.
“Moldova Energy and Biomass Project is a success story which demonstrates once again how the support from the EU creates new opportunities and better life for citizens of the country. For more than 7 years now, the EU has been putting a lot of ‘Energy’ in the development of the biomass sector in the Republic of …

Proiectul Energie şi Biomasă îşi încheie activitatea după un mandat de 7 ani

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CE: Evenimentul de încheiere a activităţii Proiectului Energie şi Biomasă, finanţat de Uniunea Europeană şi implementat de Programul Naţiunilor Unite pentru Dezvoltare.
Cu un mandat de 7 ani, realizat în două etape, Proiectul Energie şi Biomasă a stimulat crearea unei noi industrii: cea a energiei din biomasă. În prezent, 199.000 de oameni au acces la energie sigură, curată, produsă în Republica Moldova datorită asistenţei Uniunii Europene. Peste 70 de afaceri de producere a biocombustibilului asigură instituţiile publice şi gospodăriile casnice cu energie verde. 456 de şcoli au devenit parte a iniţiativei educaţionale de promovare a energiei regenerabile şi eficienţei energetice, peste 25.000 de elevi studiind acest curs în şcoli. Acestea …

European support: Energy from biomass brings warmth and comfort to the school of Mosana village, Donduseni

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The cold in the classrooms and the hallways will remain a memory for the students and teachers in the Mosana school, Donduseni district. Starting this autumn, the institution gave up the old heating system in favour of a new modern biomass power plant, that will provide eco-friendly heat at fair prices. The new environment-friendly technologies have been installed with the support of the European Union, within the framework of the Energy and Biomass Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.
In the school of Mosana, a locality densely populated by Ukrainian ethnics, 150 children are studying, 20 of them coming by bus from three neighbouring localities where there are no educational institutions.
The school building was built in the 60’s of the last century and the heating system was its weak spot. The boilers were breaking down a lot, repairs were …

European support: a modern biomass heating system was installed at the kindergarten in Horesti, Ialoveni

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The Kindergarten in Horesti, Ialoveni, gave up the old natural gas heating system and switched to clean energy. From the current autumn, the heat in the institution will be provided by biomass, and hot water – by solar energy.  Over 230 children and 30 employees will benefit of better conditions. The investment was possible thanks to the financial support of the European Union provided by the Energy and Biomass Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Program.
The old heating system in the Horesti kindergarten was morally and physically obsolete. Its capacity – of only 100 kw, did not allow for a constant temperature to be ensured in all rooms of the kindergarten, which total area is about 2000 square meters.  Hence, when outside there were big frosts, there were no more than 14-15 degrees Celsius in the group halls, and …

Sprijin european: un sistem modern de generare a energiei regenerabile a fost instalat la grădinița din Horești, Ialoveni

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CE: Vizită  mass media la grădiniţa din s. Horeşti, rl Ialoveni, ce a renunțat la vechiul sistem de încălzire pe bază de gaze naturale și a trecut la energia curată. Din toamna curentă căldura în instituție va fi asigurată de biomasă, iar apa caldă – de energia solară, datorită asistenţei Uniunii Europene acordate prin Proiectul Energie şi Biomasă.  
CINE: Educatori, copii, părinţi, reprezentanţi ai primăriei, locuitori ai satului.
UNDE: Grădiniţa din s. Horeşti, rl Ialoveni.  
CÎND:  Vineri, 14 septembrie, cu începere de la 10.00.
IMPORTANT: Grădiniţa din Horești, Ialoveni, este una din cele 236 de instituţii publice racordate la sisteme de încălzire pe biomasă cu susţinerea Uniunii Europene în cadrul …

Sun and biomass bring clean energy to the kindergarten of Lozova, Straseni

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Solar and biomass energy bring clean energy and reduce the bills for heating and hot water in the kindergarten “Speranta” from Lozova village, Straseni district. Since autumn, the institution will have a modern biomass heating plant and solar panels. Modern technologies are installed with the European Union support within the Moldova Biomass and Energy Project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.
The new system will generate hot water throughout the year and heating during cold season in the two blocks of the kindergarten and one of the buildings where the primary school is located. In total, over 500 children and teaching staff will benefit of better conditions.
“The installation of a biomass heating system at the kindergarten was a priority for Lozova Town Hall,” said the mayor Lilian Botnaru. The heating expenses “consume” most of the money of the budgetary institution; …

The sun, wind and water – allies of the Moldovan young eco inventors

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They „tamed” the sun, wind and water and learned to turn things that end up in the garbage into eco inventions. In recent years, dozens of Moldovan young people developed systems that offer cheap and effective solutions to environmental problems, thanks to the educational initiatives launched by the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project, and implemented by UNDP.
Bus stations can be illuminated with the help of sunlight
Andrei and Madalina Jitari are cousins, study in the same class and, for some time, they share the same passion for renewable energy sources. In their free time the teenagers, who are now in the 9th grade, built the model of an eco-bus stop, well-lit by solar energy. The idea was born out of the problem faced by the people in their village – Falestii-Noi, Falesti district. None of the three bus stops is …

The number of beneficiaries and promoters of biomass energy consumption is continuously growing

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The progress of the Energy and Biomass Project in Moldova (PEBM II), during the first semester of 2018, as well as activities scheduled for July 1 – November 22, 2018, were examined today, at the meeting of the PEBM II Board.  According to the Progress report, between January 1 and June 30, 19 biomass-heating systems and 7 solar hot water systems were installed. At the same time, for 10 other heating systems and 10 solar hot water systems, the project documentation was drafted, and these are currently in the active stage of implementation.
The state secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Vitalie Iurcu, outlined the obtained results, mentioning the importance of using renewable energy sources for the Republic of Moldova. „The diversification of energy sources is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, and our …

ENERGEL summer school grows ambassadors of eco technologies

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51 young people from the Republic of Moldova decided to spend their summer vacation at … school. From 2 to 11 July they will discover the secrets of renewable energy at ENERGEL summer school, which takes place this year in Slobozia-Dusca village, Criuleni district and reunites pupils who participated in the Republican Competition “Renewable Energy Sources”. The seventh edition of the initiative is organised by the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Wind turbines made of used plastic, solar collectors made of mirrors, eco irrigation systems replaced the cell phones and other gadgets used by the youth. The participants in the summer school develop technologies to produce energy from objects which too often are just thrown away as junk. “I wish my model became a real technology in …

Solar and biomass energy replaced old fireplaces in kindergarten “Izvorasul” in Chetrosu village

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Children and educators of the kindergarten “Izvorasul” in Chetrosu village, Drochia district said “good bye” to old fireplaces that were burning their money and still kept them cold.
Since the last spring the kindergarten switched to a biomass heating system and hot water produced by solar energy. The investment of apr. 67,000 EUR was made possible thanks to the assistance provided by the European Union under the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project. The new technology will produce hot water and will heat all the rooms of the kindergarten for 136 children and educators.
Children were freezing in the morning, and the water was ice cold
The building of the kindergarten “Izvorasul” was built in the 1970’s and due to insufficient resources, it was closed for many years. The Town Hall reopened the kindergarten 16 years ago. The old heating system was not …

SUN Dă-I Fest brought together green technology and good music in the heart of Chisinau

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Green technologies and good music were the stars of SUN Dă-I Fest Festival, which took place this Sunday in the Public Garden Stefan cel Mare. The good mood was fuelled by many competitions and exhibitions for children and adults. Reaching its sixth edition, the Sun Dă-I Fest is organized by the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project – funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme -, Energy Efficiency Agency and Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. The festival culminated the EU Sustainable Energy Week in the R. Moldova that took place during 4 to 10 June.
“I am happy to be attending for the first time the SUN DA-I Fest, in my position of EU Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova. The EU is supporting the 6th edition of this event, which is a fun day out …

SUN DĂ-I FEST: Festival de tehnologii ECO şi concert de muzică live cu instrumente muzicale alimentate de la energia solară

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CE: Sun Dă-I Fest, festivalul unde își dau întâlnire tehnologiile eco, energia din surse regenerabilă și muzica bună. În program sunt:

expoziţii de tehnologii de producere a energiei regenerabile ce vor funcţiona în regim real: panouri fotovoltaice, colectoare solare, cazane pe biomasă, pompe geotermale  
testarea şi alimentarea transportului electric: automobil, biciclete, gyroboarduri
inovaţii ale tinerilor: turbină eoliană construită din materiale reciclate, antene parabolice căptuşite cu oglinzi, casă inteligentă automatizată, ascensor cu consum redus de energie, echipament de producere a gazului metan din substanţe organice, staţie de autobuz alimentată cu panouri fotovoltaice ş.a.  
ateliere de reciclare a deşeurilor
experimente de producere a energiei regenerabile din citrice şi castraveţi muraţi
târg de produse naturiste
ateliere de …

Moldovan-Romanian Biomass Energy Cooperation

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A Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of Biomass Energy was signed in Chisinau between the Biomass Energy Cluster of the Republic of Moldova and Green Energy Innovative Biomass Cluster of Romania during the EU Sustainable Energy Week. The event is part of the economic mission of streamlining the biomass energy carried out by a group of Romanian entrepreneurs in the Republic of Moldova.     
‘Biomass subject is very important to Eastern European states, including to the Republic of Moldova. Cluster cooperation opens new doors for the implementation of new interregional projects such as ‘InterReg Danube’, which can stimulate the development of biomass energy sector’, observed Lajos Vajda, President of Green Energy Cluster of Romania.
The Memorandum defines key fields and forms of cooperation between both entities, and aims at promoting biomass energy and enhancing efforts in fighting climate change. The document …

Sun Dă-I Fest festival brings together eco technologies, solar energy and good music

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The Public Garden “Stefan cel Mare” will become a realm of eco technologies on the 10th of June, as it will host the SUN Dă-I Fest Festival. The event culminates the European Sustainable Energy Week in the Republic of Moldova, which takes place during 4-10 June.
This year, the festival will exhibit tens of smart inventions based on wind, water, sun and biomass, created by grownups and children. Many technologies that can reduce the utility bills and ensure a clean environment – biomass boilers, photovoltaic panels, solar collectors, wind turbines, and geothermal pumps – will be demonstrated. Visitors will test-drive electric cars, scooters and bicycles, and receive first-hand information about the advantages of clean technologies. The day will culminate with a concert powered by solar energy.
Children will have fun and learn new things by participating in vairous workshops. The little ones …

World Environment Day – more and more popular in Chisinau

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Energy and Biomass Project took part on the Environment Day, organised in Chisinau on 2 of June.
The program with resting in hammocks, music on vinyl records selected by DJ Gonzo, exhibitions, making clay pots and decorations from recyclable objects, balancing on a rope, tourism workshops, excursions to the Botanical Garden greenhouses, yard sale with natural products, concert of Via Daca band gathered over 2000 people in the Botanical Garden.
The World Environment Day related festival was organized by the energy & climate change related projects implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Association of Environment and Ecological Tourism Journalists, Botanical Garden and Public Association “Ecospectru”.
The most suggestive drawings about nature of children thorough Moldova were exhibited and awarded during this event, as part of the contest “Nature via Children’s …

Journalists from the Eastern Partnership countries discover Moldova’s experience in the transition to biomass energy

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12 journalists from Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan visited the Republic of Moldova to learn about the results of the Energy and Biomass Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. The visit took place in the framework of the EU4Energy initiative.
For two days, the team of journalists visited several beneficiaries and partners of the Energy and Biomass Project. The “Povestea” kindergarten in the town of Nisporeni is one of the places visited by the journalists.
The 270 children at the „Povestea” kindergarten have hot water thanks to the solar panels installed from European funds of the Energy and Biomass Project. During the winter, the entire surface of the kindergarten, of over 2,500 m2, is heated with green energy produced in the Republic of Moldova.
For the heating of the rooms, the kindergarten administration, together …

Experţii Laboratorului de testare a calităţii biocombustibililor solizi fac schimb de experienţă în Portugalia

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Experţii Laboratorului de testare a calităţii biocombustibililor solizi se află într-o vizită de studiu în Portugalia unde vor cunoaşte metodele şi procedura de testare a calităţii brichetelor şi peletelor. Ei vor vizita laboratoarele specializate din ţară, vor cunoaşte etapele parcurse pentru acreditarea internaţională şi vor prelua experienţe pozitive pentru a fi replicate în Moldova. 
Laboratorul de biocombustibili solizi din cadrul Universităţii Agrare a fost acreditat în 2016 datorită echipamentului performant în valoare de 100.000 Euro acordat cu sprijinul financiar al Uniunii Europene în cadrul Proiectului Energie și Biomasă în Moldova. Laboratorul oferă servicii de testare a puterii calorifice superioare și inferioare, conținutului de umiditate, cenușă și materii volatile, densitate, rezistență …

Best youth eco innovations were awarded at national level

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… an old parabolic antenna, a printer or CDs, transformed in equipment which produce green energy 
Tens of teenagers passionate about renewables participated in the National Contest of Eco Innovations during 11-12 May, in Chisinau. The contest was organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research in partnership with Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. The pupils “conspired” with the sun, biomass, water and wind to create inventions based on the power of green energy and which could exempt us of paying our energy bills. Most devices were built from recyclable materials.
The futuristic house built by a group of pupils from Costesti
Pupils from Costesti high school, Ialoveni district, presented a prototype of a futuristic house – 100% ecological. The house is connected to two wind turbines …

Visit the stand of the Energy and Biomass Project on Europe Day

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The team of the Energy and Biomass Project will be waiting for you, full of good energy, on 13th of May, in Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt National Park of Chișinău, and on 17th of May in Ungheni city. Visit the Project’s stand to communicate, participate in interactive activities and learn more about the changes undertaken in the country’s green energy sector.
The Energy and Biomass Project, teamed with other projects funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Organisation, will have a dedicated alley in the European City. The European Union and the United Nations cooperate to support the Republic of Moldova in implementing its development priorities. This collaboration derives from a broad global relationship between the European Union and the United Nations, covering various issues, from development to climate changes, human rights, the fight against corruption …

Elevi din 26 de şcoli îşi prezintă inovaţiile eco la concursul republican „Surse de energie regenerabilă”

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CE: Turbină eoliană construită din materiale reciclate ce produce energie electrică, antene parabolice căptuşite cu oglinzi ce pot fi alternativă aragazului, farfurie parabolică Stirling ce reduce din consumul energetic, echipament de producere a gazului metan din substanţe organice, staţie de autobuz alimentată cu panouri fotovoltaice – acestea sunt câteva din lucrările elevilor înscrise în etapa finală a Concursului republican „Surse de energie regenerabilă”.  Proiectele vor fi prezentate de echipele de elevi şi profesori din toată ţara în zilele de 11 şi 12 mai la Chişinău.  
CINE: 57 de tineri din 26 de şcoli ce au trecut în etapa finală a concursului „Surse de energie regenerabilă”, reprezentanţi ai Ministerului Educaţiei, …

Membrii Clusterului Energie şi Biomasă din R. Moldova au participat la o vizită de studiu în România

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Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Membrii Clusterului Energie şi Biomasă din Republica Moldova au mers în România pentru un schimb de experienţă cu reprezentanţii Clusterului Green Energy din Braşov. Timp de 2 zile (26-27 aprilie), echipa din R. Moldova a vizitat proiecte de valorificare a energiei din biomasă: sere de flori încălzite cu energie verde, modele integrate de colectare a deşeurilor, plantaţii energetice. La fel, participanţii au discutat cu membrii clusterului român subiecte privind cooperarea internațională în sectorul bioenergiei. Vizita a fost organizată de Clusterul Energie si Biomasa din Republica Molodva în parteneriat cu Clusterul Green Energy din România şi a fost finanţată în cadrul programului EaP Plus.

Reprezentanţi ai Clusterului Energie şi Biomasă descoperă experienţa României în valorificarea energiei verzi

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Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Reprezentanţi ai Clusterului Energie şi Biomasă se vor afla în zilele de 26-27 aprilie în România pentru un schimb de experienţă cu colegii din Clusterul „Green Energy”, din Braşov. Echipa din R. Moldova va participa la numeroase discuţii tematice cu experţi români în sectorul energiei din biomasă, inclusiv în subiecte de cooperare şi participare în proiecte comune internaţionale. Agenda include şi vizite la proiecte de valorificare a energiei din biomasă, cum ar fi: plantaţii energetice; sere de flori, brutării  încălzite cu energie verde, clădiri de locuit şi spaţii industriale  racordate la sisteme de încălzire pe biomasă.

Czech and Moldovan entrepreneurs team up to boost green energy in Moldova

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First Moldovan-Czech Forum dedicated to green energy is taking place in Chisinau today. The event will initiate a cooperation and experience-sharing platform with relevant actors from the biomass sector of the Czech Republic.
Experts in biomass energy sector, representatives of companies specialized in green technologies production and promotion in both countries discussed the biomass energy sector’s evolution in Czech Republic and in Republic of Moldova. The participants discussed new legislative and normative regulations in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sector, actions necessary for the harmonious development of green energy sector in the Republic of Moldova.
“Moldova is planning to use its agricultural waste for heating and electricity generation, and the Czech Republic has an extensive experience in using biomass and Czech companies have the necessary technologies. This might create fruitful synergies and great room for business cooperation,” said Pavel …

Forumul Moldo-Ceh dedicat dezvoltării sectorului energiei din biomasă va avea loc la Chişinău

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Forumul va avea loc pe 19 aprilie şi va lansa platforma de cooperare şi schimb de experienţă cu actori relevanţi din sectorul energiei din biomasă din Republica Cehă. Reprezentanţi ai companiilor cehe specializate în producerea şi promovarea tehnologiilor verzi (staţii de biogaz, instalaţii de producere de biocombustibil solid şi centrale termice pe biomasă) vin în R. Moldova pentru a-şi prezenta experienţa şi stabili parteneriate cu antreprenorii din ţară.
Participanţii la eveniment vor pune în discuţie noile reglementări legislative şi normative în sectorul energiei regenerabile şi eficienţei energetice, acţiunile necesare pentru dezvoltarea armonioasă a sectorului energiei verzi în R. Moldova, vor fi prezentate priorităţile Clusterului Energiei din Biomasă. În cadrul …

The national competition “Renewable Energy Sources” was launched

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Pupils from Moldova are invited to join the Republican Contest “Renewable Energy Sources”. The second edition will take place between 20 February – 20 April (local stage) and 11-12 May (republican stage). The competition can be attended by schools connected to biomass heating systems from the European Funds of the Energy and Biomass Project, as well as pupils from the 7th to 9th grades studying the optional discipline “Renewable Energy Sources”.
At the local competition stage, competitors teams will develop a green energy project that can include: prototypes built by students using natural energy sources, video products, public awareness (group or individual) for awareness raising or information, groups an initiative to promote green culture and develop competencies in intelligent energy production and consumption, and so on. The papers presented at the local stage will be evaluated by a jury within the …

Inovaţiile din sectorul energiei verzi sunt prezentate la cea mai mare expoziție de specialitate ”Moldenergy”

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Agenţia pentru Eficienţă Energetică împreună cu Proiectul „Energie și Biomasă” au prezentat astăzi situația actuală în domeniul energiei din surse regenerabile în cadrul Expoziției Internaționale de Specialitate ”Moldenergy”. Experți în energetică, companii şi instituţii publice ce utilizează energia din surse regenerabile au participat la un atelier de informare, unde au făcut cunoștință cu noile reglementări legislative și proiectele investiționale derulate în sectorul energiei verzi.
Participanţii au cunoscut standardele și soluțiile moderne în construcții eficiente energetic și procedura de testare a biocombustibililor solizi în Republica Moldova. 
„Construcţiile şi securitatea energetică sunt, fără îndoială, barometrul care indică nivelul de trai şi gradul de dezvoltare a unei societăţii. Totodată, inovațiile tehnologice au fost …

26 de hectare de salcie energetică vor fi plantate în R. Moldova

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Asociaţia de Bioenergie din R. Moldova lansează un apel de finanţare pentru plantarea a 26 de hectare de salcie energetică. Ea a lansat un concurs de selectare a antreprenorilor ce vor beneficia de suport în crearea plantaţiilor de salcie energetică cu suprafeţe cuprinse între 5-8 hectare per fiecare lot. Asociaţia de Bioenergie a fost creată cu suportul Proiectului Energie şi Biomasă în Moldova şi reuneşte companiile producătoare de biocombustibil şi de furnizare a tehnologiilor din sectorul energiei din biomasă.
 „Ne așteptăm ca programul de finanțare să impulsioneze dezvoltarea sectorului de biocombustibili solizi în regiunea de sud unde se atestă în prezent un număr mai mic de producători de brichete …

The Ecobricheta experience: Moldova switches to green energy with EU support

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If a decade ago biofuel production in Moldova was an unknown sphere, today, thanks to the expertise and financial support of the European Union, it is a growing sector with great prospects. The company “Ecobricheta” SRL from the Bălţi municipality is proof of this, becoming a well-known biofuel producer that manages to turn waste into an green energy source.
Ecobricheta is truly a family business: Ludmila Abramciuc and her husband Ivan Damaschin, as well as their three children – Victor, Cristina and Maxim – have all contributed to its growth and development. Guided by intuition and business sense and encouraged by what they had seen in European Union member countries, Ludmila and Ivan learned to make money from agricultural and wood waste, turning it into an efficient and clean energy source. “The beginning, in 2008, was difficult”, recalled Ludmila, “given that this …

Learn more about renewable energy at the joint stand of the Energy Efficiency Agency and the Energy and Biomass Project at the Moldenergy Exhibition

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The Energy and Biomass Projects awaits you, on March 21-24, at the Moldenergy Specialized Exhibition. The project will have a joint stand with the Energy Efficiency Agency, where visitors will be able to find information about the activities undertaken to promote renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, business opportunities and public policies in this field.
On the first day of the exhibition, the Energy Efficiency Agency, in partnership with the Energy and Biomass Project, will organize an information workshop entitled “Current Situation in the Field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in the Republic of Moldova”. The workshop will present the provisions and implementation measures of the Law on the Promotion of the Use of Renewable Energy, the Projects on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Information on New Biofuel Quality Standards and Testing Methods,etc..
The exhibition’s schedule will include master …

Operators of biomass boilers can benefit of free professional training

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The Energy and Biomass Project launches a new series of trainings for biomass boilers operators. The trainings will take place at the Center for Excellence in Construction, with the support of the project.  Boiler operators from all communities benefiting of the Energy and Biomass Project can take part in the training courses.
Courses last 4 days (24 hours of theoretical training and 16 hours of practical training). The topics of the courses are:

Workplace organization for safe operation of the solid biofuel-based boilers and of solar panels for hot water production
Effective management and proper maintenance of the boiler rooms and solar collectors
Testing the quality of solid biofuels
The role and responsibilities of operators at the workplace (storage of solid biofuels, moisture content assessment, supplying the boiler with biofuel, cleaning the boiler, boiler conservation)

The training will take place between: February 28 – March 3, …

The producers of pellets and briquettes took part in a presentation session of the new solid biofuels quality standards

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Producers of briquettes and pellets from Moldova took part in a presentation session of the new solid biofuels quality standards.  The session took place on February 23, 2018 in Chisinau and was moderated by the head of the Solid Biofuel Testing Laboratory, Grigore Marian. The event participants visited the Solid Biofuel Testing Laboratory and saw the process and the steps of determining the quality of briquettes, pellets, as well as raw material. They also discussed the evolution of the biofuel market and the new challenges in the sector. The conclusions of the discussions will be presented to the Association of Biofuel Producers and the biomass energy cluster for further actions in order to develop the bioenergy sector in the Republic of Moldova.

Concurs de angajare expert pentru elaborarea unui ghid în subiectul Parteneriatelor Public-Private

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Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Proiectul Energie şi Biomasă a lansat concursul de selectare a unui expert pentru a elabora un ghid de bune practici în implementarea Parteneriatelor Public-Private în livrarea agentului termic din biomasă. Publicaţia urmează a fi elaborată în baza experienţei lansării primelor trei modele de acest gen în R. Moldova, precum şi a analizei legislaţiei şi a actelor normative din sector. Termenul limită de depunere a dosarelor este 1 martie 2018. Toată informaţia despre concurs şi rigorile de înscriere este disponibilă pe: http://www.undp.md/newjobs/jobdetails/1684/ 

A fost extins termenul de aplicare pentru construcţia unei linii de brichetare în oraşul Cimişlia

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Proiectul Energie şi Biomasă a extins termenul limită de depunere a dosarelor pentru selectarea unei companii sau consorţiu ce va fi responsabilă de elaborarea soluţiilor tehnice pentru instalarea unei linii de brichetare în oraşul Cimişlia, precum şi asigurarea lucrărilor de construcţie/instalare aferente. Beneficiarul  este întreprinderea inter-municipală din or. Cimişlia. Termenul limită pentru depunerea dosarului este 23 februarie. Toată informaţia despre tender poate fi accesată aici: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43795.
Proiectul Energie şi Biomasă, etapa a doua, este un proiect de trei ani (2015-2017), cu un buget total de 9,41 milioane Euro acordaţi de Uniunea Europeană, în cadrul iniţiativei EU4Energy, şi este implementat de Programul Naţiunilor Unite pentru Dezvoltare. El continuă prima etapă …

Producătorii de pelete şi brichete sunt invitaţi la o sesiune de prezentare a noilor standarde de calitate a biocombustibililor solizi

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Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Producătorii de brichete şi pelete din R. Moldova sunt invitaţi la o sesiune de prezentare a noilor standarde de calitate a biocombustibililor solizi. Sesiunea va avea loc pe 23 februarie 2018 în Chişinău şi va fi moderată de directorul Laboratorului de testare a biocombustibililor solizi, Grigore Marian. Doritorii de a participa urmează să se înscrie la numărul de telefon 069403204.  

“Poienita” kindergarten from Cornesti town switched to green energy thanks to European Union assistance

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This winter is different for the residents of Cornesti town. Children are no longer freezing or inhaling coal smoke to heat the kindergarten. The community replaced the obsolete heating system with a modern and ecological one. Now children are playing in well-heated rooms, and the educators have better working conditions.  
It is warmer at the kindergarten than at home
“It is warmer at the kindergarten than at home. My child is not wearing thick clothes anymore. He does not inhale smoke, and the clothes do not smell like charcoal. It is a safe investment in health and good development of children, which we highly appreciate,” says Maria Bodrug, parent.
The Cornesti kindergarten is one of the 8 public institutions from Ungheni district connected to biomass heating systems with the European funds of the Energy and Biomass Project. The institution has access …

48 new biomass heating systems, including 49 solar collectors, were installed in 2017 using the European funds of the Energy and Biomass Project

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48 new biomass heating systems, including 22 solar collectors, were installed in 2017 using the European funds of the Energy and Biomass Project. As well, 27 kindergartens – beneficiaries of the first phase of the project – were equipped with solar water heaters that operate in conjunction with the biomass heating system. These are some of the key results for 2017 of the Energy and Biomass Project, presented at the Project Board meeting held on 29 of January at the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. The entire annual project report for 2017 is available here.     
Launched in 2011, the project has gone through two stages of implementation thanks to the funds disbursed by the European Union. The project succeeded to connect more than …

Moldova Energy and Biomass Cluster – out of 6 EaP clusters awarded

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Moldova Energy and Biomass Project has received a grant to implement an exchange program with the Romanian Green Energy Innovative Cluster.  6 EaP Cluster organisations from were chosen to receive a grant up until 10 000 € for cooperation activities with their respective EU cluster partners.

 

The EaP PLUS Grant Scheme (2017) is designed to enhance EU-EaP research and innovation partnerships through cluster and cluster-like organisation cooperation. In total, six grants of up to 10.000€ were offered to EaP clusters or cluster-like legal entities or organisations. The grants cover the expenses of the cooperative activity of the EaP and their EU partner clusters and are allocated on a competitive basis following the evaluation by the EaP project representatives.
The evaluation of the selection committee was based on three main criteria:

Closeness of the EaP and EU cluster or emerging cluster-like organisation in meeting …

Over 5 000 residents of Hancesti district have access to renewable energy thanks to EU assistance

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Eight villages from Hancesti district connected their schools, kindergartens, and mayoralties to biomass heating systems replacing the gas or coal ones. Two communities succeeded to connect all their public institutions to green energy.  The change was possible with the European Union assistance provided through Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. 
Project beneficiaries met at Cotul Morii village to discuss the impact of transferring the public institutions to green energy and the perspectives of the upcoming renewable energy investment projects.  
“I am extremely happy that 12 public institutions – schools, kindergartens and mayoralties – from Hancesti district have participated actively in our Biomass project and are connected to biomass heating systems. Congratulations to all of you for taking this step and participating in this wave of development of renewable energies in the Republic of Moldova, to …

Moldova Energy and Biomass Project empowers women in the green energy market development

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Starting with 2013, UNDP Moldova within the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project is implementing the provisions of the “Gender Mainstreaming Action Plan”, elaborated as result of the in-depth analysis of the project’s gender equity through the gender perspective. Below, are some of the key results in 2016 with regards to the promotion of gender equality and mainstreaming gender in project activities.

New jobs for women from rural areas created as result of biomass heating projects’ implementation

With the increasing demand for biomass fuel from the rural public institutions heated with biomass, the local fuel suppliers had to add up new staff. As result, out of 147 newly created jobs 18 women have been granted employment by the respective operations. Taking into consideration the specifics of the biomass production process, most of these women are employed as accounts and /or operation managers.

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Biomass Cluster Members from the Republic of Moldova have learned from Czech colleagues how to manage the institution and develop the sector

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Several members of the biomass Cluster from Moldova took part in a training course held by high-level Czech experts in the field of solid biomass, with broad experience in the sector. Among them are the Chairman of the Czech Biomass Association, CZ Biom, Jan Habart, the former minister of Environment, Miloš Kužvart, and the former Head of the Environmental Fund, Petr Stepanek.
During the three-day workshop, attendees discussed about the biofuel sector at the European Union level and the situation in particular countries, including the Czech Republic, Germany and Sweden, the support tools of the solid biofuel sector in these countries, lobbying strategies, clusters and biomass associations financing models, and ensuring the quality of solid biofuels by issuing quality certificates in the ENPlus standard, etc.
Training participants have conducted a mapping of the stakeholders in the development of the biomass market and …

12 successful projects were awarded at the Moldova Eco Energetica Award Ceremony

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For 7 consecutive years the winners of the Moldova Eco Energetica contest were awarded for best ideas, technologies and eco responsible initiatives. 35 projects were enrolled in the Moldova Eco Energetica competition, among them: wind farms, kindergartens, equipped with the most modern technologies of green energy and energy efficiency, private households with zero energy consumption etc.
“Since 2011 Moldova Eco Energetica is the most significant instrument of changing the energy consumption pattern: focused on energy efficiency, renewables and sustainable development of our society. For the Government of the Republic of Moldova, this engagement becomes a national priority for the Agenda 2020. The impressive results achieved so far are a result of fruitful cooperation with our development partners but also local entrepreneurs. I am happy to be here to award the champions of green energy which help us to promote the eco-friendly …

Buckwheat and almonds are the new raw materials for Moldovan briquettes

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For the time being, renewable energy is the only opportunity for the Republic of Moldova to diversify its sources of energy supply and to improve its energy security. Out of all the renewable energy sources, biomass has a high potential in the country.
The young entrepreneur, Dmitri Asoscov, who earns money by turning waste into energy, also shares these beliefs. Being inspired by the success of other producers and the desire to work home, beside his family, Dmitri and his partner Serghei Alexei set up a business 3 years ago. After its launch, their business provides them financial benefit and a moral satisfaction with the contribution to the reduction of fossil energy consumption and country’s energy security.
“I learned to earn money from waste”
“I wanted to work home and bring added value to the potential of our country. I learned to earn …

Energie curată, sigură şi accesibilă. Ce puteţi vedea la Moldova Eco Energetică 2017?

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Automobil electric, sisteme de încălzire a apei menajere de la energia solară, panouri fotovoltaice, cazane pe biocombustibil solid, corpuri de iluminat cu un consum redus de energie, acestea sunt câteva din tehnologiile eco ce vor fi prezentate în zilele de 6-8 decembrie la expoziţia dedicată, parte a zilelor „Moldova Eco Energetică”. Expoziţia  este deschisă pentru toţi vizitatorii.
Expoziția din acest an va pune la dispoziția vizitatorilor atât tehnologiile accesibile pe piața din Republica Moldova, care și-au demonstrat deja eficiența, cât și cele noi, care sunt în faza de promovare. Printre acestea se regăsesc:
Automobilul RENAULT Zoe – vehicul electric 100% – automobilul stabilește un nou punct de referință pe piața …

Moldova Eco Energetică 2017. A fost lansată votarea on-line pentru Premiul Publicului

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Moldova Eco Energetică 2017 anunță începutul votării pentru cel mai bun proiect de eficiență energetică și energie regenerabilă, în opinia publicului. Orice utilizator poate vota pentru unul din 18 candidați, pe pagina www.mee.md/vote.
Proiectul ce va acumula cele mai multe voturi va fi declarat drept câştigător la categoria „Premiul  Publicului” şi va primi trofeul Moldova Eco Energetică. În lista proiectelor acceptate pentru voting au fost incluse iniţiativele înscrise în competiţia Moldova Eco Energetică ce au acumulat cele mai multe puncte în cadrul evaluării de către experţi şi se numără printre finaliştii competiţiei, ediţia 2017. 
”Moldova Eco Energetică a devenit deja o tradiție. Timp de 6 ani, acest eveniment contribuie la …

Biofuel producers test their products in an accredited laboratory, thanks to European Union support

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Pellet and briquette producers from the Republic of Moldova are accessing new markets due to the quality certificates issued by the only accredited laboratory in the country, that tests physical and chemical parameters of the biofuel.
The Solid Biofuel Laboratory of the Agrarian University was accredited one year ago thanks to the modern equipment in value of 100,000 EUR received from the European Union, in the framework of the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project. The laboratory provides tests of high and low calorific value, humidity content, ash and volatile materials, density, mechanical resistance and chemical content.
“The quality of biofuel is a key condition for the further development of a successful biomass energy market in Moldova. The EU-funded Moldova Energy and Biomass project has put in place all the conditions to ensure that high quality biofuel is available in the Republic of …

Antreprenorii exportă biocombustibilul produs în R. Moldova datorită certificatelor de calitate eliberate de singurul laborator acreditat din ţară

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CE: Club de presă despre calitatea biocombustibilului produs în R. Moldova, rezultatele activităţii Laboratorului de testare a calităţii brichetelor şi peletelor, provocările şi perspectivele de dezvoltare a sectorului de producere a biocombustibilului.
CINE: Reprezentanţi ai Delegaţiei Uniunii Europene în R. Moldova, ai Proiectului Energie şi Biomasă, ai Laboratorului de testare a biocombustibilului, producători de biocombustibil.
UNDE:  Chişinău, Tucano Coffee, etaj 2, str. Bănulescu Bodoni    
CÎND:  Joi, 16 noiembrie, 10.00
IMPORTANT: Laboratorul de testare a calităţii biocombustibilului din cadrul Universităţii Agrare a fost acreditat acum un an după ce a beneficiat de echipament în valoare de 100.000 Euro din fondurile Uniunii Europene. El este singurul laborator din ţară ce testează puterea calorifică, conţinutul de …

The European Union brings green energy to children from Lastarel kindergarten, Falesti town

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Winter will mean warmth and comfort for 140 children from Falesti town, as their kindergarten benefits from hot water generated by solar panels and heating from biomass energy thanks to the European Union’s investments.
The new heating season will run smoothly, considering that with the help of the community and support of the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, the old coal based heating system was replaced with a new biomass one, that produces local and clean energy. Moldova Energy and Biomass Project is financed by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
“We did not have enough money to heat the kindergarten all day long and we ran the old system for only half a day. The difference in temperature was perceptible since only early morning, when the walls got heated. Now, we do it the right …

Evaluarea dosarelor înscrise la Competiţia Moldova Eco-Energetică

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35 de dosare depuse la competiţia Moldova Eco-Energetică, ediţia 2017, concurează pentru titulatura de Cel Mai Bun Proiect în utilizarea sau promovarea surselor de energie regenerabilă şi eficienţă energetică.  Dosarele au fost depuse de persoane fizice, instituţii publice, companii private, mass media şi ONG-uri.
Numele primilor trei finalişti ce concurează pentru adjudecarea trofeelor este deja  cunoscut. Câştigătorii trofeelor vor fi selectaţi după vizitele de verificare în teren  şi după aprobarea acestora de către Consiliul de Coordonare Moldova Eco Energetică. Dosarele participanţilor la concurs sunt evaluate de 18 experţi  grupaţi în cinci paneluri de evaluare.  Procesul de evaluare şi de selectare …

Energy and Biomass Project has launched a series of final meetings with Project’s beneficiaries

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Moldova Energy and Biomass Project launched a series of final meetings with Project’s beneficiaries. The Project will organize public meetings in every district of the R. Moldova with managers of public institutions connected to biomass heating systems from the European funds, mayors of communities that switched to green energy, biofuel producers, and energy managers.
The Project experts will present the outcomes of Energy and Biomass Project activity in the country and in each district. In turn, the beneficiaries of biomass heating systems will share the success stories and lessons learnt in using locally produced energy. The beneficiaries will receive a roadmap with actions and relevant contact details, which will help them ensure proper operation of biomass heating systems.
The beneficiaries from Ştefan Vodă and Teleneşti districts met in October. The meeting calendar can be accessed under Events tab on www.biomasa.md. 
Currently, 207 schools, …

Angajăm specialist în achiziţii

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Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Proiectul Energie şi Biomasă angajează în echipa proiectului un specialist în achiziţii. Condiţiile concursului pot fi accesate aici. Termenul limită de depunere a dosarului este 30 octombrie.