Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

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Waste management

Energy efficient Botanical Gardens

The RECENT project aim is to increase energy knowledge in rural communities and help them to have more resilient and energy efficient public infrastructure capable of handling climate change related risks. In Finland, the project cooperated with 11 sites to, implement better waste management, investigate efficiency of rooftop solar panels and to check the feasibility of a co-digestion plant for creating energy out of waste water.


Tuomas Kauppila

Botanical Gardens of the University of Oulu

The Botanical Gardens of the University of Oulu, including Botanical Museum, are one of the northernmost botanical gardens in the world. The Finnish RECENT partner is researching the most sustainable method to treat the garden waste. Under investigation were small-scale AD and/or composting system for the garden wastes e.g. sizing and investment needed to be evaluated. Also different energy solutions (especially for the heating the greenhouses) and energy efficiency issues were discussed.