Carina’s project partner PEDAL Consulting s.r.o, presented Carina at the 9th SBA Professional Conference – The Future of Slovak Biogas 2023. This high-level event, held on October 19th and 20th 2023, in Martin, Slovakia, brought together over 100 participants from the renewable energy sector, with a specific focus on sustainable and renewable electricity and fuel.
The conference was a meeting point for a diverse range of experts, including biogas owners/providers, technology providers, professionals in the agricultural sector, association representatives, policy makers, and renewable energy professionals. It featured a comprehensive program with speakers from various fields relevant to biogas, making it a hub of knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.
Notable attendees and speakers included representatives from institutions such as the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of SR, agriKomp, RWE, Slovak Gas Industry – Distribution (SPP-D), The Regulatory Office for Network Industries (URSO), The Central Control and Testing Institute in Agriculture (ÚKSÚP), SBA, BIOM, INECO, REE, and many more. Their presence ensured that discussions covered a wide spectrum of topics, insights, and developments in the renewable energy sector.
For the CARINA Project, this event provided an excellent platform to disseminate our mission and collaborate with key stakeholders in the field of sustainable and diversified farming systems.
On 22nd of September, the first sowing of Brassica carinata took place on a field managed by a farmer from the Cereales Teruel cooperative. The plant covered an area of 0.84 hectares within an extensive field of approximately 11.46 hectares, with the rest being sown with rapeseed (around 10.62 hectares).
As we embark on a transformative journey with the CARINA Project, we’re on a mission to evaluate the sustainability of specific bio-product value chains featuring Carinata and Camelina, two innovative oilseed crops. Our aim is to create low iLUC feedstocks that empower the bio-based economy.
This is where you, our valued stakeholders, play an important role. Whether you’re a potential user, operator, or supporter of CARINA, we invite you to help shape our sustainability metrics. By collaborating to define key indicators, you become an essential part of our sustainability journey.
Sharing your insights is easy and impactful. Spend just 15 minutes completing our survey, and your contribution will fuel the sustainability of our initiatives. You can take the survey here: https://unibodipsa.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOSS4XpaII1Lmo6
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On 17th of August 2023, PEDAL Consulting s.r.o. presented Carina at workshop titled ‘Sharing our Experiences – Transferring Insights from International Projects to Agricultural Policymaking.’ This workshop was part of a 4-day event, 48th International Agricultural and Food Exhibition AGROKOMPLEX 2023 in Nitra, Slovakia.
In the face of climate change and its devastating impacts, finding sustainable and resilient agricultural practices has become more critical than ever. One such innovation that is gaining traction as an alternative to combat drought and promote sustainable farming practices is camelina. On 21 June, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España (Spanish Co-ops) and Camelina Company (CCE) organized a field visit for members of the Alcamancha cooperative to learn about the potential of the camelina crop and its benefits for the agricultural sector.
On July 5th, the Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) held a conference titled ‘Promotion of the Andalusian bioeconomy through European projects’ at its newly established headquarters in Malaga Tech Park in Spain. The event served as a platform to bring together various initiatives funded by European resources that are dedicated to the advancement of bioeconomy in Andalusia. Supported by the European projects SCALE-UP and BIOTRANSFORM, the conference showcased 18 initiatives focused on biomass utilization and sustainable development within the region.
ARVALIS, recently organized the Les Culturales field show, a two-day event that attracted more than 15,000 visitors. The event primarily targeted farmers, agricultural advisors, students, researchers, and economic operators in the arable crops sector.
Lubosz, June 7, 2023 – A field workshop focused on the Carina project took place on June 7th in Lubosz, bringing together 23 farmers and landowners. The event aimed to showcase the growth and development of winter camelina, spring camelina, and carinata under field conditions. Led by the scientific staff (from University of Poznan) of the Carina project, the workshop shed light on crucial aspects of agrotechnical treatments involved in cultivating these plants. Local farmers and students had the opportunity to learn about the current and future techniques while discussing the possibilities of growing crops on marginal land and as intercropping options.
Sielinko, Poland – The Carina project team from the Poznań University of Life Sciences (PULS) made a significant impact at the Polish National Field Days held from June 3 to 6, 2023. The team actively participated in the event, which was organized by the Agricultural Advisory Center in Poznań, and successfully spread awareness about the Carina project to a diverse audience.
[Bologna, Italy] – The CARINA project, has garnered significant attention at the European Biomass
Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE). Presented by Federica Zanetti, a distinguished Senior Assistant
Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops at the University of Bologna, CARINA has captivated attendees
with its research and advancements.