Rules of Prof. Jurgis vidmantas nomination

APPROVED
by the resolution of the Board No. 1 on 15 September 2006.

RULES

of Prof. Jurgis Vidmantas nomination of the honorary worker of peat industry issued by Lithuanian Peat Producers Association “Lietuviškos durpės“

Based on the offer of the Association members, Lithuanian Peat Producers Association “Lietuviškos durpės“ has issued Prof. Jurgis Vidmantas nomination of the honorary worker of peat industry. The nomination is intended for paying a tribute to the merits of Professor Jurgis Vidmantas, a pioneer of the science of peat in Lithuania, to the science of peat and peat industry, and encouraging development of the science of peat and peat industry in Lithuania.

Prof. Jurgis Vidmantas (1900 – 1993)

Professor Jurgis Vidmantas was born in Moscow where he lived and attended a high school until 1918. In 1924 he came back to Lithuania to study and work in Kaunas State University. On his initiative, a Department of Peat Industry was established there in 1944, and he headed it until 1964. The professor was a professional of this sphere and active scientist who maintained several theses, one of them - from the sphere of peat science. In 1948 he was awarded a doctor’s degree and in 1952 he became a professor. Professor Jurgis Vidmantas was highly cultured and educated man, a talented scientist and teacher. He spoke five foreign languages (English, French, Russian, Polish and German), read in Latin and Greek. Under his supervision, the Department of Peat Industry prepared a lot of peat industry specialists who work successfully up to now in this industry’s companies.

Order of awarding the nomination

Awarding of Jurgis Vidmantas nomination of the honorary worker of peat industry, issued by the Lithuanian Peat Producers Association “Lietuviškos durpės“:

1. Prof. Jurgis Vidmantas medal for personal contribution to the science of peat and peat industry: awarded for a substantial input to the science of peat, new and efficient technologies implemented in peat industry, a considerable input into the spread of knowledge, specialists preparation and improving their skills.
2. The persons awarded with Jurgis Vidmantas nomination of the honorary worker of peat industry shall receive a certificate and a money prize.
3. Offers for the nomination shall be presented by members of the Lithuanian Peat Producers Association “Lietuviškos durpės“.
4. Suggestions regarding a winner of Prof. Jurgis Vidmantas nomination of the honorary worker of peat industry shall be presented to the Lithuanian Peat Producers Association which organizes and carries out all the work related to the nomination.
5. The documents presented for a candidate’s nomination shall include:
  • Short biography (CV),
  • Activities:
  • In the industry,
  • In science and studies,
  • Social activities,
  • Other information advantageous to the candidate

6. The documents presented for a candidate’s nomination shall be accepted every year before the term stated by the Association.
7. Lithuanian Peat Producers Association shall consider and evaluate the suggestions presented and present its conclusions to the Board of the Peat Producers Association.
8. The final decision regarding Jurgis Vidmantas nomination of the honorary worker of peat industry shall be made by the Board of the Lithuanian Peat Producers Association.
9. Nominations shall be awarded in an event organized by the Lithuanian Peat Producers Association. The President of the Lithuanian Peat Producers Association or Prof. Jurgis Vidmantas relatives shall deliver the nomination.

Interesting facts

  • Activated coal is produced from dark decomposed peat, which is used for filtering liquids, gases and precious metals from pollutants, i.e. in food, drinking water and medicine industry.
  • Our ancestors would give a piece of charcoal to eat, especially for children intoxicated by food, since even back then they noticed that coal mitigates the consequences of intoxication.
  • From old times, peat was used for fuel in Lithuania. Records reveal that even in the beginning of the 19th century peat was extracted and used for fuel in the places where forests were sparse.

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Asociation members / peat production and processing

Rėkyva

The company is mainly involved in peat extraction, processing and sales.

Legra

The company is mainly involved in peat extraction.

Poraistė

The company is mainly involved in peat extraction and processing, as well as production of thermal energy by using fuel peat and other type of biofuels.

Baloša

The company is mainly involved in peat and fuel peat extraction and sales.

Magma

Forecasting of solid mineral resources, search and reconnaissance of bogs, computer assisted design of pits, evaluation of the environmental effect of mining, ecogeological research and consulting.

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