The Educational Center for Renewable Energy Sources will be built on the premises of the Wilanów-Obory Experimental Farm belonging to the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
The ceremonial signing of the contract for financing the WULS-SGGW initiative took place on February 5, 2021. at the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
“The main goal of the project is to shape the environmental awareness of SGGW students, students, youth and the local community. As part of the project, an Educational Center will be established with laboratory and teaching facilities, where students and researchers will be able to conduct research and development, and their results will be used by entrepreneurs “ – He said Rector of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, professor Michał Zasada after signing the contract with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
“Renewable energy sources are technologies that are constantly being developed, tested and improved. They not only serve the planet by inhibiting climate change by reducing CO2 emissions, but are also supposed to make our lives easier and reduce our costs. Photovoltaics and biofuels are solutions that are rapidly gaining popularity in Poland“- he said about the project Minister of Climate and Environment Michał Kurtyka .
“I hope that thanks to the activities of the RES Ecological Education Center, students will be able to acquire practical skills in a promising field, farmers and entrepreneurs will gain knowledge and learn about tools that enable us to use all the resources provided by nature, and the inhabitants of Mazovia will learn in an accessible way, we can strive for energy independence. The investment will certainly be appreciated by the local residents, who will be free from unpleasant smell and polluting the nearby lake ” – he pointed out Masovian Voivode Konstanty Radziwiłł .
Thanks to the RES Ecological Education Center, the principles of sustainable development will be promoted by building a micro-scale demonstration installation for the production of biogas from natural organic substrates, a cogeneration system producing heat and electricity from biogas and a PV photovoltaic installation with a battery. The commissioning of the pilot installation will enable the supply of electricity and heat to the entire RZD Obory complex, which will make the facility self-sufficient in energy.
The project also assumes that students and academics will be able to conduct research and development at the Educational Center.
The amount of the subsidy from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management is PLN 2,114,072.00. The planned total cost of the project: PLN 2,488,815.00. The end of the project is scheduled for the end of 2022.