Great potential for bioeconomy in the Republic of Moldova

Delegation from Leipzig developed ideas for cooperation in the field of a bio-based economy

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At the beginning of June, the Business Centre of Cahul received representatives of the Leipzig based Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, the DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre) and Heinz Skiba, independent adviser in the project "Stadt-Parthe-Land", in order to develop cooperation approaches in the field of a bio-based economy. The Cahul region in the southern part of the Republic of Moldova has a strong agrarian economy, viticulture and a well developed food industry. The Business Centre of Cahul connects enterprises, service companies, research insitutions as well as the regional administration in a business cluster.

Currently, the participation in a EU-Horizon2020 project is prepared. It shall promote and implement business models in the bioeconomy. Furthermore, development funds for the demonstrational installation of a "biokiln" were mutually applied for. The project aims at utilizing the heat from biomass degradation processes. At the same time compost is generated as economy fertilizer. The concept requires special knowhow but very low investment costs. A single installation can provide up to 20.000 kWh per year.

The cooperation is based on the TREC-project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF). Until August 2017, the project TREC Danube II will further strenghten and extend the existing international TREC-network and aims at combining the competences of its members for the purpose of successful Horizon2020 applications.

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