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The participants discussed the potential applications of the project solutions in other industries

LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas AD held a roundtable discussion dedicated to the implementation of LIFE20 ENV/BG/001042 LIFE WATEROIL Project and the opportunities for the transfer of the technologies and best practices used to other sectors of the economy. The discussion was attended by representatives of business, state and local administration, academia, environmentalists and journalists.

The implementation of LIFE WATEROIL Project aims at reducing the water consumption of the refinery by improving the treatment facilities of the plant and using specially developed safe bio-activators.

The participants in the Roundtable discussed the potential for transfer of the technologies involved in LIFE WATEROIL Project, which can be implemented in a number of sectors where sulfide-containing wastewater streams are generated in the production process, including in the cellulose industry, non-ferrous and ferrous metallurgy, urban and municipal treatment plants.

The practices and methodologies used in the implementation of the Project for environmental impact assessment in the future may become the basis for a new regulatory framework in this area.

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LIFE20 ENV/BG/001042 LIFE WATEROIL Project received partial funding from the European Union under LIFE Program, as an initiative which improves the quality of the environment. The beneficiaries under the Project are: LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas AD - coordinating beneficiary, and associated beneficiaries: Municipality of Burgas, Technical Faculty of "Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov " University and Eurovix SPA, Italy - a leading company in the field of applied biotechnologies.

LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas JSC starts the implementation of the LIFE WATEROIL. Representatives of the company presented the Project to the public at a Round Table organized in on-line format.

The Project includes actions that will reduce the use of fresh water from the Mandra dam (south of Burgas) by utilizing the process condensate of the Vacuum Residue Hydrocracking unit, and by replacing the aeration system of the wastewater treatment facilities with a more efficient one. This will reduce the consumption of electric power and fuel in the refinery, as well as cutting down the СО2 emissions to atmosphere by 1 000 tons per year. The Project actions also include the introduction of the Eurovix technology for refinery wastewater treatment employing specific bioenhancers.

The LIFE WATEROIL is co-financed by the European Union within the LIFE Program and is an initiative that will improve the environment of the region.

Associate partners in this Project are Burgas Municipality, Burgas University “Professor d-r Asen Zlatarov” and EUROVIX SPA – a leading Italian company in the industry of applied biotechnologies. Burgas Municipality and the Faculty of Technical sciences of Burgas University “Professor d-r Asen Zlatarov” will support the monitoring of the environmental efficiency of the new facilities, as well as the assessment of the emission reduction and air quality improvement. Special attention will be paid to monitor the impact on the Mandra-Poda reserve area.

A best practice of wastewater treatment will be introduced based on the results of Project implementation, as well as a new methodology of identification of unpleasant odours sources using the effective olfactometry standard.



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Following its mission to be a responsible produces of hydrocarbons LUKOIL takes active effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations, taking part in biodiversity protection and other environmental initiatives. LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas JSC consistently implements LUKOIL policies ensuring environmental safety of its production by application of best available techniques for efficient use and saving water and energy resources.

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The LIFE WATEROIL project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.