May 24, 2016 in Lutsk Salix Energy held Energy Field Day
In order to popularize alternative energy Salix Energy on the 24th of May held "Energy Field Day". The event was attended by about 30 people, including scientists, farmers, agricultural companies, woodprocessing and energy companies.
The event consisted of a theoretical part in the form of lectures and practical part in the form of visits to existing facilities.
During the theoretical part of the seminar presentations on the experience of growing energy willow and construction and operation of solid fuel boilers made by the Salix Energy director Irina Gnap and analyst Volodymyr Ivakhiv. The expert of Bioenergy Association Ukraine, Ph.D. Semen Dragnev, introduced the current situation and prospects of the Ukrainian bioenergy sector,
The practical part of the event included visits to plantations of energy willow and experimental plantations of new varieties of willow and other energy crops such as poplar, miscanthus and switchgrass. During the trip participants were also demonstrated the technics involved in the process of planting, caring for plants, collection and transportation of the chips from willow. "Energy Field Day" was completed with the visit to 1.2 MW boiler house in the Ivanychi village with a demonstration of willow chips combustion in wood-fired boilers.