17-19 September 2014
Almaty, Kazakhstan
IEC "Atakent"
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EcoTech 2014

17-19 September 2014 | Almaty, Kazakhstan | "Atakent" IEC, pavilion 9
ABOUT ECOTECH:

EcoTech is the main specialized exhibition in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, which will present international and domestic companies engaged in collection, utilisation, processing and disposal of industrial and domestic wastes, water treatment and waste water treatment, recycling, gas, air and soil purification, resource-saving technologies etc.


MISSION:
  • Unite and develop ties between manufacturers of cleaning and processing equipment, traders, suppliers of goods and services, and consumers – mining and processing enterprises of the oil and gas, mining, metallurgy, chemical, food, construction, transport, and other industries of Kazakhstan and all Central Asian regions.
  • Promote implementation of clean technologies and aid to “green” growth



MAIN SECTIONS OF THE EXHIBITION:

WASTE:

Industrial (oil and gas, metallurgy, food, chemical and other industries), Municipal, Man-caused, Transport complex, Fuel and energy complex, Electronic and и electric scrap, Medical institutions, Radioactive, Biological, agricultural, organic, Construction and demolition, etc.
  • Equipment, machines, materials and services for collection, transportation, storage and disposal of wastes (process, industrial and domestic waste, debris, medical, agricultural, mining and processing industry, utility, motor car waste, and wastewater);
  • Waste discharge, disposal, neutralisation, mitigation, deactivation, decontamination, demercurisation technologies;
  • Selective collection, secondary resources, recycling;
  • Waste to gains, use of recycled secondary materials;
  • Waste minimisation, zero-discharge technologies;
  • Materials and technologies for construction of waste disposal sites;
  • Landfill reclamation;
  • Regeneration of waste oils;
  • Equipment, substances and materials for environment protection.


WATER:

Water Supply, Wastewater, Silt sediments, Sludge, Water areas and bodies
  • Water resource protection
  • Rational use of water resources
  • Systems, materials and technologies for wastewater treatment and sludge disposal
  • Recirculated water systems, or recycling water systems with zero discharge


AIR:

Air contamination control and prevention, air purification technologies; Systems and equipment for air purification in facilities and closed areas.
  • Emissions from industrial enterprises, power plants, motor vehicles, etc
  • Waste gas treatment and disposal
  • Degassing
  • Exhaust devices and pipes for waste gas extraction
  • Filters
  • Gasoline additives, catalytic agents, neutralisers
  • Air contamination control devices
  • Perspective technologies of reduction polluting substances emissions in atmosphere
  • Analytical control devices


LAND:

Contaminated area rehabilitation, Improvements in towns
  • Landfilling reclamation
  • Recultivation of ash disposal areas, contaminated land recultivation technologies
  • Damp course materials
  • Planting of trees
  • Winter and summer cleaning


NOISE AND VIBRATION PROTECTION:

Sound and vibration insulating materials.

CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES:

industry modernization, innovation, engineering, power efficiency, resource-saving technologies, advanced technologies, environmental safety.

POWER:

Recovery (power, heat, recycling of raw materials); Renewable power sources, resource saving; Waste to power, biogas; radiation and radiation monitoring.

URBAN ECOLOGY:

  • Urban sanitation, environmental remediation, improvements and landscaping;
  • Disinfection and mobile sanitary equipment, cleaning and sanitation in the city and municipal services for environment protection.


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES:

  • Environment protection design, regulation, planning, consulting
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental audit
  • Environmental insurance
  • Environment protection monitoring
  • Environmental engineering
  • Development of software for environment protection
  • Training and education, preparation of experts-ecologists
  • Radiological and radiation control, etc.


WORKING CLOTHES OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH



ECOLOGICAL AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY



SPECIALISED SECTORS:

HSEDEP ECO FAIR: HSE DEPARTMENTS SHOW OF NATURE-CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES ACHIEVEMENTS from the following industries: oil & gas, mining, petrochemical, food, transport and others.

The main objective of the ECO FAIR is to provide companies that use natural resources and other industrial companies and manufacturers with an opportunity to demonstrate their conservation, waste disposal, resource and power efficiency programmes, the high level of environmental responsibility and interest in “green economics”, and introduction of innovative technologies.

ECOLAB:

all for laboratories, exhibition-presentation of laboratories with ecological direction

ECOHOUSE:

Energy Passive Houses & Buildings, Home Water Filters, Water Saving, Rainwater Harvesting, Green Construction Materials, Green Roof, Arrangement of Green Spaces on the Roof Deck, Passive Solar Water Heating, Water Cooled AC, Building Shell Packages, Energy Saving Devices, Paints & Coating, Eco-Rubber Surfaces, Atmospheric Water Generator, Solar & Wind Energy, Lightening, etc.

Why Kazakhstan and why NOW?

Kazakhstan. Country Overview
Republic of Kazakhstan possesses a wide range of mineral resources with significant oil and gas reserves, which rank the Republic as one of the largest oil producers in the world.

Kazakhstan was the first country of CIS which obtained investment country rating from the leading rating agencies - "Moody’s Investors Service", "Standard & Poor’s" and "Fitch Rating’s Ltd". All ratings are presented with «ВВВ-» level and specified as «stable».

By the beginning of April 2011 gold holdings of Kazakhstan, including those of National Bank and National Republican Fund amounted to $ 70 billion. Meanwhile, according to tentative data, cash assets of National Republican Fund amounted to $ 30,6 billion.

According to official data, the GDP growth in Kazakhstan in 2011 was 7.5%.

An Overview of the Environment Protection Sector
According to the Ministry of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the current environmental situation in Kazakhstan remains stable. All prerequisites have been provided to reduce emissions and switch to more efficient and environment-friendly technologies. However, a number of environmental problems remain unattended.

  1. As of January 2010, the country had more than 43 billion tons, including about 600 million tons of toxic materials. The number annually increases by almost 700 million tons. The country has significant amounts of persistent organic pollutants, chrome and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and zinc. This results in an average of 1,500 tons of industrial and municipal waste per person, which exceeds the waste accumulation rate in European countries.
    Untreated or inadequately treated wastewater is discharged in water bodies. The amount of such wastewater in 2009 reached about 3 million tons. Public access to high-quality potable water is still a pressing problem.
    A total of 43 major enterprises discharge about 2 million tons of industrial waste in the air of our cities, or 85% of all emissions in the country. The emissions are aggravated by motor vehicles, with a share of 70-80% in cities such as Almaty and Shymkent.
  2. A total of 19 oilfields with 1,485 wells are located in the areas flooded with piled-up water from the Caspian Sea, including 90 oilfields in the permanent flooding areas which pose a serious threat of sea contamination;
  3. The environmental situation in the Aral Sea region remains complicated as it is considered to be an environmental disaster area.
These problems pose direct threat to not only ecological systems but also public health. It becomes more acute in major cities and industrial centres with higher morbidity and mortality rates of respiratory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular system, skin and subcutaneous diseases, as well as neurological diseases.

To solve these problems, Zhasyl Damu Programme will include four activities:

1. Develop “green economics”.
2. Reduce human-caused effect on environment and health components.
3. Preserve and rehabilitate natural ecosystems.
4. Develop and improve environment quality management system.

Worldwide, “green economics” development is understood to mean a well-balanced ecological and economic development based on the following principles: ecological efficiency of production; resource saving; ecosystem preservation; and use of advanced and innovative economic models.
Its implementation requires reduced consumption of materials in production of goods and services; lower energy output ratio of production; reduced formation of toxic waste; increased waste recycling; efficient use of renewable resources; and longer life cycle of products.

To reduce human-caused effect on environment and health components, a set of specific measures will be developed to manage production and consumption waste, and first of all, mechanisms to stimulate enterprises to recycle and dispose of waste. Current solid waste disposal sites will have facilities to recover and dispose of landfill gas, dispose of incandescent lamp and stimulate production of power-efficient lighting equipment. A detailed inventory of all types of persistent organic pollutants and out-dated pesticides will take place followed by their destruction at a plant built with support from the World Bank.
To solve water supply problems, projects will be implemented on construction, renovation and upgrade of water consumption, water discharge and sewage systems in major cities and towns (Aktobe, Uralsk, Atyrau, Aktau, Zhanaozen, Kuryk), as well as cleaning of water bodies in Shchuchinsk-Borovoye Resort Area (Shchuchye, Borovoye, and Karasu lakes).
Other activities include liquidation of underground water contamination with jet fuel (Semei) and cleaning of underground water from contamination with hexavalent chromium in the area adjacent to the Ilek River, Aktyubinsk Oblast.
Those activities will minimise the adverse effect on the ecosystem and public health.

Task 3, “Preserve and rehabilitate natural ecosystems”, will include:
Ensure radiation safety of the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and transfer the land for use in the national economy (up to 80%). A set of measures will be developed to provide social aid to people affected by explosions on nuclear test sites Kapustin Yar and Azgir.
monitoring and environmental support will continue for rocket launches from Baikonur launch site;
liquidation of oil-storage pits and abandoned wells in the flooding area on oil fields.

Task 4, “Develop and improve environment quality management system”, will include:
improve and implement legal mechanisms to manage environment quality; enforce environment laws to ensure transparency of the permitting process;
set up a nationwide unified automated system of environment monitoring in the Caspian Sea, geo-information system and a unified system of environment protection cadastres;
inter-sectoral cooperation in environmental and meteorological monitoring of the Kazakhstani sector of the Caspian Sea using the new North Caspian environmental response base;
set up a research institute in Aktau to address the Caspian Sea problems;
continue upgrade of the national hydro-meteorological service of the Republic of Kazakhstan and forecast dangerous hydro-meteorological phenomena, high air contamination rate, and timely threat response;
special attention will be paid to monitoring of transboundary water quality through further collaboration with border countries (Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan);
research in environment protection to study basins and effectively use energy and renewable resources.
This task will provide conditions to preserve and rehabilitate ecosystems.

According to the Kazakhstan Agency for Statistics:



Governtment Regulation of Environmental Sector

In March 2010, the decree by President Nazarbayev approved the State Programme on Forced Industrial and innovative Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014. The State Programme aims to ensure a sustainable and well-balanced economic growth in Kazakhstan through diversification and improving its competitiveness. The 2010-2014 State Programme sets out activities to develop competition in Kazakhstan; provide technical regulation and quality infrastructure; develop the Kazakhstan content; develop innovations and assist in technical upgrade; promote investment, develop social and economic zones, and enhance export.

Results of the first year of the Programme implementation were recently delivered to show a serious scale: since the beginning of 2010, 152 investment projects had been launched in Kazakhstan, totaling $5,4 billions.

Speaking recently at the opening of the 4th Astana Economic Forum, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasised: “Deployment of resource-saving technologies and green economy tools are the key components of our industrial policies for the decade to come”.

At the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED-6) , held in Astana on September 27 through October 02, 2010, Kazakhstan initiated the green growth policy and public-private partnership between social and international organizations for a sustainable development.

In September 2010 the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved the industry-wise Zhasyl Damu Programme for 2010-2014. The Programme is oriented at the use of a progressive ‘green economy’ method which provides for eliminating the correlation between the use of resources and ecological consequences of economic growth. Being of an intersectoral character, the Programme will facilitate comprehensive resolution of many issues, such as: greenhouse gas emissions, atmospheric air pollution, ecological disaster zones, specially protected natural areas, production and consumption waste, water resources, soft landscaping, etc.

Kazakhstan earmarks KZT 163.5 billion for the a.m. programme implementation. The key projects include construction and repair of water consumption systems, sewage treatment facilities in major cities and settlements, motivating enterprises for waste treatment and recycling. The greater portion of funds, KZT 95.6 billion, will come from the national budget; KZT 46.4 billion will be allocated by local budgets; KZT 3.8 billion are borrowed funds; international grants account for KZT 0.4 billion; and KZT 17.4 billion are major companies’ own funds.

On February 25, 2010, the Government approved the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Environment Protection of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014, and the Programme on Environment Protection for 2005-2007, which provide specific activities to stabilise and improve the quality of environment, reduce emissions, develop and carry out activities on emission and discharge reduction and waste disposal, implement projects on construction, renovation and upgrade of water disposal systems and treatment facilities, and eliminate “historic pollutions”, including POPs.

On March 26, 2009, Kazakhstan ratified the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and thus joined the worldwide efforts to prevent global warming caused by steady increase of the volume of greenhouse gases resulting from hydrocarbon fuel burning. Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol will include establishment of a national monitoring and reporting system for greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2009, Kazakhstan passed laws (on July 4, 2009) On Support for Use of Renewable Energy Sources and On Amending Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Support for Use of Renewable Energy Sources. Their purpose is to increase the share of using renewable energy sources in order to reduce energy-intensity of economy and the impact of power production on the environment, including reduced emissions of greenhouse gases. The laws will allow increasing the share of alternative energy sources up to at least 0.1% by 2014. The total reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from use of renewable energy sources may come up to 500,000 tons to 2.5 million tons of СО2.


WHY TO EXHIBIT?

Economic recovery is often accompanies by structural reforms. Therefore the current crisis offers an opportunity and incentive to improve the effectiveness in using energy resources and materials, and develop new environment-oriented sectors and activities – the changes that will prove useful for both economy and environment.


Participation in EcoTech 2014 provides you:

  • an opportunity to efficiently use your advertising budget because the direct client approach is much cheaper that full-scale television and radio commercials or outdoor advertising;
  • search for effective solutions to reduce sales slowdown: the crisis offers new opportunities to expand your clientele; sometimes one needs to start work from scratch;
  • making sure your company will keep its niche in the market. If you miss the exhibition and do not see your regular or potential clients at your stand, be sure – they will be welcomed by your competitor.
  • an excellent opportunity to establish contacts with government representatives and industry leaders, to present equipment and services, to become better acquainted with business potential in Kazakhstan and Central Asia; for industrial companies it is the best opportunity to show the achievements of their environmental programs.



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