The Mid-Congress field trips are to be confirmed (TBC). Special industry excursion programme is available for all the delegates. The excursion programme offers parallel excursions for those who are interested in the horticultural or energy peat industry.
Industry excursions will concentrate mainly on the following Congress topics:
5.3 – PEAT EXTRACTION I 5.4 – UTILISATION OF PEAT I 5.5 – OTHER FORMS OF PEATLAND USE I 6.2 – RESTORATION OF PEATLANDS – but also logistics, local regulations, and social aspects.
In more detail, peat production for different purposes, substrate factories and package plants, powerplants, ports and shipping, peatland restoration, production regulation (certification) and safety, EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), Estonian peat production licensing system, responsible peatland management and balancing different aspects and stakeholders interests will be introduced.
Main highlights: peat and wood-fuel usage in CHPs, district heating, development of new production site, substrate factory.
Main highlights: peat and wood-fuel usage in CHPs, district heating, peat production technologies, restoration of historic production sites.
Main highlights: production technology, substrate production, logistics of peat products – handling in the port and shipping, responsible peatland management, balancing different land usages and interest groups, RHP certification.
Every proposed route will focus on some of the above-mentioned aspects, however, every route will
include visiting a peat production site. Please also pay attention to the duration of the excursion you choose, some of them are shorter and some longer – a detailed time schedule will be disclosed later, excursions in the Pärnu and Haapsalu region are full-day trips. None of the routes necessarily require rubber boots (if not stated otherwise), but during every excursion, some distances will be covered on foot.