Archives 2020

Plenary session of the 6th TFTEI annual meeting

2020, 23 October, 2020, Warsaw, Poland. Informal session on the 22nd of October

The provisional agenda of the plenary session of the 6th TFTEI annual meeting 2020, 23 October, 2020, Warsaw, Poland, as well as the REGISTRATION FORM can be received by contacting Tiziano Pignatelli (ENEA) tiziano.pignatelli@enea.it and Emilia Konopka-Górna : emilia.konopka-gorna@klimat.gov.pl  (“cc” EFCA secretariat: info@efca.net) well before 30 September . In consideration of the difficulties related with the pandemic COVID-19, the participants are kindly requested to express their preference to attend the meeting IN PERSON or IN VIDEO CONFERENCE. The letter information will be extremely useful for the efficient organization of the meeting.


If the Meeting will be “in person”, what about to held our EFCA Assembly in Warsaw? Please inform the EFCA secretariat about your opinion.


11th VERT Forum postponed to March 25th 2021

at EMPA-Academy, CH-8600-Duebendorf, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 9:00 to 18:00, opening and registration 8:00

Dear Colleague,

because of the worldwide continuing threat by the COVID-19 pandemic the VERT Board made the decision in alignment with EMPA to postpone the VERT Forum from September this year to Thursday March 25th 2021.

Switzerland seems to be quite safe by now but nobody can predict what will happen after the vacation weeks which are starting now. The VERT Forum is an international meeting and we are expecting many guests and speakers from other countries which makes predictions even more difficult and since we feel responsible for your safety and health during this event we had to come to this decision. The VERT Forum is also known for communication and networking and we therefore resisted on the temptation to offer a digital meeting.

We basically want to keep the main items on the agenda as announced but we would like to also use this Forum as a virus filtration event to make public that our industry can support the society with best available technology to clean the breathing air not only from soot particles.

Our sincere apologies to coming again to you with such bad news, but looking forward optimistically to another fascinating event at the forefront of new BAT-emission control technologies.

with best regards on behalf of the organizing committee

Andreas C.R.Mayer               Volker Hensel / CEO VERT              VERT-Association of BAT

+41 56 496 6414                    +49 174 864 6464

Ttm.a.mayer@bluewin.ch       volker.hensel@aurigna.com               www.vert-certification-eu


EFCA and COVID19

The global spread of an unknown and deadly enemy by Andrzej Jagusiewicz, president of EFCA Dear Members, Friends and Supporters, The 2020 has just started when everyone was observing the global spread of the unknown and deadly enemy « coronavirus » read more in the Newsletter


Contribute to the European Green Deal-Just Transition Fund

EFCA has been requested to be more active towards the Commission’s legislative proposals open for adoption. Our President have screened some proposals of the EC and think that we all as EFCA confederated members should contribute primarily to the European Green Deal-Just Transition Fund, which is open for adoption and being consulted from 15 January 2020 till 12 March 2020. In short this is a complex proposal for regional policy and related regulation including budgetary implications provided interested countries take active part in its implementation. You will find the full text of the proposal „European Green Deal – Just Transition Fund” directly on: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/com-2020-22_en


UNECE and EFCA

UNECE hold the fortieth anniversary special session on 11th and 12th december 2019 to celebrate 40 years of succesful activities under the Air Convntion. The event was marked by excellent guest speakers and extended participation upon invitation, including the President of EFCA.  To read more in the incoming EFCA newsletter