The list of projects being considered by Belarusian and Swedish specialists includes joint construction of small and medium heat power-stations and electric power stations to provide heat and electric power to Belarusian districts, Belarus’ Ambassador to Sweden Andrei Grinkevich told us. Sweden might share its experience in increasing energy efficiency, especially in the municipal economy. Besides, the Swedish side seems to be interested in establishing joint ventures producing biofuel, for example, wood briquettes.
Last year Belarusian specialists paid several visits to Sweden to consider further cooperation in power engineering. Last December a delegation of Belarusian scientists headed by the deputy chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Engineering, Professor Vladimir Timoshpolsky, visited Sweden to study Swedish experience in bioenergetics. According to Andrei Grinkevich, the sides are to specify proposals to establish future cooperation.
The ambassador appreciated the recent agreement between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Swedish Royal Academy of Engineer Sciences. A delegation representing the Swedish academy is due in Minsk this spring.