BPPF 2022

The 20th Baltic Peat Producers' Forum BPPF 2022, which took place on September 14-15, 2022 in Riga, Latvia, has ended with good results.
At the forum conference, the participants discussed important issues for the peat industry: the topicality of the regulatory framework of the European Union, the situation in the countries where peat is extracted.
300 participants from 16 countries took part in the forum, i.e. see from Brazil, Mexico, China. Of course, the countries of the Baltic Sea region and the countries of Western Europe were widely represented. 120 companies, 5 peat associations (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden), 5 public organizations, 5 scientific institutions were represented.


The progress of the regulatory framework affecting the peat industry in the European Union , Sami Tulonen, consultancy company Aula Europe
GME current affairs and expected regulation and situation in the European Union  Thanja van Dongen, Growing Media Europe, Chairman of the Board
Results of habitat mapping in Latvia, Gita Strode, Nature Conservation Agency, Director of Department of Nature Conservation
Wetland GHG emissions inventory and research, Andis Lazdiņš, Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”, Senior researcher, Dr.silv. 
Effect of peat properties on production quality , Laimdota Kalniņa, University of Latvia, Senior researcher, Dr. phil. 
Opportunities for new peat products , Kristīne Irtiševa, Riga Technical University, PhD student 
RPP updates in practice, position RPP, outlook to future , Hein Boon, director, Maureen Kuenen, Executive Officer, Foundation “Responsibly Produced Peat” 
Current in RHP , Marco Zevenhoven, Foundation “RHP”, Operational director 
Current in the peat sector in Sweden , Pia Holmberg , Swedish Peat Association, chairwoman
Current in the peat industry in Finland , Hannu Salu, Bioenergy Association of Finland, Manager/Peat & Growing Media 
Current in the peat industry in Ireland  , John Neenan, Growing Media Ireland Chairman 
Peat production industry in Estonia in 2022. The role of the peat industry in the economy and climate change , Erki Niitlaan, Estonian Peat Association, Managing Director, board member of engineering office Steiger 
Peat production industry in Lithuania 2022 , Giedrius Kavaliauskas, Lithuanian Peat Producers Association, President 
Peat production industry in Latvia 2022 , Ingrīda Krīgere, Latvian Peat Association, Member of the Board


Latvian Peat Association has entered contract No. SKV[1]TL-2022/26 with the Latvian Investment and Development Agency for support of the measure “International promotion of competitiveness” program co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.