Biofuel producers on both banks of Dniester shared experiences in developing businesses in renewables
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20 October 2015

15 entrepreneurs and representatives of most relevant institutions in the field from the left bank of Dniester met a group of entrepreneurs from the right bank, active in biofuel production and growing of energy plants, for exchange of experience. The visit was organized by the Energy and Biomass Project in Moldova, financed by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program.

“The perspective of developing businesses in biomass energy, presented by the project experts, opens new possibilities for the entrepreneurs on the left bank of Dniester. The experience shared by those producing briquettes and pellets on the right bank of Dniester, as well as the visit paid to the pellets’ production facility in Porumbeni, district of Criuleni, were very useful and helped us know better the development trends of the biofuel market”, Igor Stefanco, briquette producer from Tiraspol, said. It is noteworthy that on the left bank of Dniester, four briquette producing businesses were started in the last few years.

The participants exchanged experience on how to start and develop businesses in the area of biomass energy, visited briquette production facilities on the left bank of Dniester and a company producing pellets on the right bank of Dniester.

“It has been a very useful meeting. It is important to have complex information on the steps needed to launch a business in this area so that it turns out profitable, as well as to know the lessons learned as a result of the production experience. It is valuable that the biofuel producers know each other, exchange their experiences and become a united community to defend and promote their interests”, Ala Gădrăuţan, briquette producer from the district of Râşcani, says.

Energy and Biomass project shall also carry out other activities to support the development of the biofuel production sector on both banks of Dniester. “Briquette producers on the left bank of Dniester shall be invited to trainings organized by the project in the following months on topics that refer to the quality of biofuel production, business management and marketing . We’ll organize study visits to other companies producing briquettes and pellets, as the entrepreneurs would request”, Lina Acălugăriţei, training and capacity building officer within the Energy and Biomass project, said.

The Energy and Biomass 2 project is a three years project to be carried out during 2015-2017. The project has a total budget worth 9.41 million euro offered by the European Union and is implemented by the United Nations Development Program. More information on the project is available on www.biomasa.md

For additional information, please, contact:

Lina Acălugăriţei, training and capacity building expert, Energy and Biomass Project, tel: 022839986, lina.acalugaritei@undp.org

Oxana Alistratova, community outreach expert for the left bank of Dniester, Energy and Biomass Project, tel: 022 839985, oxana.alistratova@undp.org



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