ReNewTown expert

Title
Ph.D. – geography
First name
Emil
Last name
Šterbenk
Institution
ERICo ltd.
Address
Koroška 58, Velenje, 3320
Country
si
Status
Research institution
Involvement of the expert in projects
Šalek Lakes – Water Source and Possibility for Development – Project leader. An applicative study on use of lake area and lake water in energetic, recreation and tourist purposes stressed on water preservation measures to avoid eutrophication of lakes and to assure sustainable development of the lake area. (revitalization of coal mining- degraded area at the vicinity of Velenje). Draft Analysis of Expert Reports Pertaining to the Coalmining Region – as a part of international project REVITAMIN: Revitalisation of former brown coal mining areas / Development of a transnational computer-aided multicriteria decision aid for mining regions
Specialization of the institution
 
 
Specialization of the institution (description)
The main task of ERICo Institute is providing services on several environmental issues according to the legislation demands, and urban, rural development programmes. ERICo is an environmental protection company that has been successfully providing environmental solutions for more than 15 years. The Institute is managed according to the international certificates of quality. It is a company within Gorenje Group – Division of ecology, energy and services. The major owner is the company Gorenje d.d. with 51% share. The other owners are the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant and the Colliery Velenje. We perform several different activities, such as environmental monitoring, applied studies, projects, remediation and development programmes etc, demographic studies, etc.