A few months ago, RTO Lithuania discussed the need to establish an internal joint funding scheme for small scale initiatives under Green Deal topics. Despite COVID-19, today, we officially launching two joint initiatives.
Two selected projects involve researchers from all three RTO Lithuania member-institutes – Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuanian Energy Institute and The Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. One project focuses on Investigation of aerosol black carbon emissions from biomass incineration units and deposition on tree foliage (project coordinators dr. Steigvilė Byčenkienė, dr. Valda Araminienė and dr. Eugenija Farida Dzenajavičienė). Another on Development of a database of specific parameters of plant pathogens for disease diagnosis by nondestructive methods (projet coordinators dr. Alma Valiuškaitė, dr. Virginijus Bukauskas, dr. Darius Milčius).
“It’s ecstatic! We are pleased that we managed to launch this program for our researchers so quickly. I hope this seed money will provide incentives for cross-institutional cooperation, and those initiatives will grow” – RTO Lithuania Head of Executive board, Lithuanian Energy Institute Director Sigitas Rimkevičius.