In the mid-May we had one of the most anticipated annual events – international scientific conference CONECT 2020, organized by RTU Institute of Energy Systems and Environment. This year it was a great challenge for participants and organisers because the conference was held online due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, CONECT 2020 conference was successful and fruitful. The conference was attended by 140 participants from Latvia and 19 foreign countries. For two days scientists presented their latest research at plenary sessions, panel sessions and poster sessions. On the third day the conference ended with a discussion on different scenarious of COVID-19, restart and future development. Conference papers will be published in special issue of Journal of Environmental and Climate Technologies indexed by Scopus and Web of Science.
During the conference Best Paper Awards were given for two papers:
Best Senior Paper: Spatial Economic Modeling of the Waste-driven Agricultural Biogas in Lubelskie Region, Poland by Andrea Bartoli, Nosra Ben Fradj, Malgorzata Galczynska, Anna Jedrejek, Stelios Rozakis, Kesheng Shu
Best Junior Paper: Bioeconomy investments: market considerations by Lauma Zihare, Dagnija Blumberga
The next CONECT 2021 conference will take place in Riga, Latvia from May 12-14, 2021. Below is link to the CONECT website where we will add important dates of the next conference and the new formatting rules of articles.
More information at CONECT website