Welcome to the second regional exchange and learning event hosted by BONUS RETURN. The workshop will address challenges experienced in establishing agricultural and industrial symbiosis to enable upscaling of circular solutions in the Baltic Sea Region. It will be an exchange between the project’s partners and local stakeholders, and a broader network including industry, government, the private sector and universities in the Baltic Sea Region.


08:30  Registration and mingle

08:45  Opening

  • Moderator–Sirkka Tattari, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

09:00  Welcome remarks

  • Tomasz Okruszko, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS)

09:15  About BONUS RETURN

  • Karina Barquet, SEI

09:30  Keynote

  • Ludwig Hermann, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP)

09:50  Workshop instructions

  • Brenda Ochola, SEI

10:00  Coffee break

10:30  Parallel breakout sessions 1

12:00  Lunch

13:15  Keynote

  • Paula Land, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)

13:35 Discussion panel with innovators

Facilitated by David Nilsson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

  • Aquacare – Prashanth Suresh Kumar (Netherlands)
  • RagnSells and EasyMining – Pär Lärshans and Yariv Cohen (Sweden)
  • Kalundborg Symbiosis Center – David Marhauer-Nimb (Denmark)
  • Advanced Aerobic Technology – Anna Calo (Sweden)
  • Agroecological Symbiosis – Kari Koppelmäki (Finland)

14:30  Coffee break

14:45  Parallel breakout sessions 2

16:00  Presentation of results from parallel sessions in plenary

16:45  Closing remarks

  • Olle Olsson, SEI

17:00  End

This is an invite-only event.