Click here to view this email in your browser                                                                             February 2016
Exhibition and Conference on Energy Efficiency & Renewables for South-East Europe
5-7 April 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria, Organizer: Via Expo
We all aim to achieve high efficiency regardless of the sphere we work in. 
2 months left till the start of EE & RE 2016. Are you curious which companies have joined the exhibition list and what topics will be discussed at the one-day conference? 
In the February newsletter we included: 
 Interview with the Conference speaker Oliver Leobel
 Interview with Todor Spasov, manager at the exhibiting company Eltrak Bulgaria 
Take advantage of the Early Bird Conference Fee till 26 February

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Parallel events: Smart Cities and Save the Planet (Waste Management)
Have a nice reading,
Via Expo 
  Organizer: Via Expo Ltd.   T +359 32 512 900   E  W

"We have not to build to lower standards - solutions for nZEB are available today."
Interview with Oliver Loebel, Speaker at EE & RE Conference and Managing Director of PU Europe
Dear Mr. Loebel, you will participate as a speaker for the second time at SEE EE& RE Conference. What are the steps that South-East European countries have to make for increasing their energy efficiency?
It is my belief that all stakeholders must first and foremost accept energy efficient buildings as a profitable investment in the future and not simply as a cost. Across Europe, buildings consume 61% of all imported gas. In particular for countries with a high energy import dependency, lowering this amount reduces the exposure to supply-side shocks. Furthermore, renovating our building stock creates jobs, reduces health care expenses and generates government income.
Secondly, countries need to develop a long-term strategy for buildings as required by article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Apart from a clear pathway towards nearly zero energy standards for new buildings, ambitious policy measures are needed to reduce the energy demand of existing buildings by 80% by 2050. Policies must be built on a thorough analysis of the building stock and its savings potential, and ensure that cost-effective measures are implemented as part of a long-term vision for each building. To read the full interview, click  here.
'We are responsible for introducing our partners and customers to all that’s new in the line of production’ – Todor Spasov, Industrial Equipment Manager, Eltrak Bulgaria Ltd.
Mr. Spasov, what products are you going to showcase at the EE & RE show? Which companies do you represent at the local market?
Eltrak Bulgaria Ltd. has been the official representative of the Caterpillar brand in Bulgaria for 23 years.
The products we’re planning to showcase are the new highly efficient combined heat and power sets based on Caterpillar gas engines with power output ranging between 64-4500kW, running on low-calorific value gas (biogas, landfill gas, methane from sewerage water treatment plants etc.).
We also have some new products in the field of hybrid technologies. 
Last year Caterpillar concluded strategic partnership agreements with a pair of companies using CdTl technology in the production of thin film solar panels with COP of up to 21.5%, as well as with the first ever manufacturer of zinc-air batteries, which are far cheaper than lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries. These batteries are designed primarily for storing energy from photovoltaic and wind power stations and for stabilizing power supply when sources are lacking. Furthermore customers visiting our display will get to see video presentations of our exhaust gas treatment systems, widely adopted in industrial equipment requiring Stage IV emission compliance. 
What prompted you to participate for a third consecutive year in the expo and who are your potential business partners and customers? The name of the exhibition „Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Exhibition“ clearly suggests that participating exhibitors are mostly suppliers of products, services and engineering in that particular industry. Caterpillar has placed energy efficiency at the core of its concept of innovative production and 2015 has probably been the richest of all years in that respect. To read the full interview, click  here
The Italian Composting and Biogas Association (CIC) unites public and private companies, local authorities and others involved in the production of compost, as well as organizations which do not make compost but have an interest in the composting process (producers of machinery and equipment, producers of fertilisers, research bodies etc.)
Official Media Partner
Energy Review is the Bulgarian Technical Professional Magazine for the power industry. The magazine started in the beginning of 2010. Energy Review Magazine is a publication of the technical journalists who publish the industrial magazine of Bulgaria - Engineering Review Magazine - 19 years already. communication line is the most complex editorial project exclusively dedicated to the energy industry in Romania. It comprises the website - serving both as a news channel and a B2B gateway, the Magazine - printed in 3.000 copies every three months and individually delivered to the local Who’s Who in energy, and the own -concept events: Spring Cocktail, Energy Oscars & Energy Breakfast Club.
Official Hotel   
Stylish urban hotel with unconventional design welcomes you at the eastern gate of the capital city. In Metropolitan you will find comfort, friendly service and special compliments – free of charge internet, mini-bar, parking and airport transportation. Arrange your accommodation at discounted prices here
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