A working meeting of representatives of the Norwegian Government and Innovation Norway in Bulgaria was held in Sofia on 11 April. A representative of BalBok Engineering AD was also invited to the meeting. The Executive Director of the company Dr. Ralitsa Anguelova presented the very positive results of the project "Eco-innovative system for management of waste with unknown composition and origin in Bulgaria", implemented with the support of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
The meeting was attended by: Atle Hamar - State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, as well as experts from the ministry, Hege Rooth Olbergsveen – Counsellor for Environment of the Mission of Norway to the European Union, Ventseslava Yanchovska, Honorary Consul of Norwegian Honorary Consulate General in Sofia, Anne Lise Rognlidalen - Programme Manager Programme "Green Industry Innovation", Innovation Norway.
The Norwegian Government's financial support was EUR 370000.
The project was implemented for 10 months between June 2015 and April 2016 and resulted in: Central Chemical Laboratory in Stara Zagora, equipped with apparatus for qualitative and quantitative analysis of waste samples; A Mobile laboratory equipped for sampling and on-site analysis; Manual for waste identification and Information System.
Project "Eco-innovative system for management of waste with unknown composition and origin in Bulgaria" was supported by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, in the frame of Programme Area BG 10 – Green Industry Innovation. Programme Operator is the state agency "Innovation Norway" to the Norwegian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Fisheries. The motto of the programme is "Good for business - good for the environment."
The Norwegian partner - Mepex Consult AS, a company with over 20 years of experience in the field of environmental protection and waste management - contributed to the successful implementation of the project.