ALBANIA / OLIVE OIL

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In Albania, agriculture makes up 20 per cent of gross domestic product. In a corner of South Eastern Europe, the olive oil industry plays an important role in the country's agriculture sector. UNIDO

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STORY: ALBANIA / OLIVE OIL
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SOURCE: UNIDO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / ALBANIAN / NATS

DATELINE: 4-8 NOVEMBER 2019, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, ALBANIA

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4-8 NOVEMBER 2019, LUSHNJE, ALBANIA

1.Aerial shots, farms and olive trees
2.Various shots, Biomass boiler, Nezha Farm
3.Various shots, Old equipment
4.Various shots, Yzeir Nezha

5.SOUNDBITE (Albanian) Yzeir Nezha, Farmer:
“The difference between the previous boilers and the new ones is extraordinary. I cannot compare this plant now with the previous ones. But it's not just this plant. It's the production and all our produce. I can now export.”

4-8 NOVEMBER 2019, TIRANA, ALBANIA

6.Aerial shot, Shkalla Olive Oil Producer (mute)
7.Various shots, Shkalla production line
8.Various shots, Separator,
9.Various shots, Biomass boiler

10.SOUNDBITE (Albanian) Shpresa Shkalla, Olive Oil Producer, Shkalla:
“We benefit because this boiler is different from other ones. It has a device called a multicyclone. The smoke passes through and is filtered into the environment. It doesn’t pollute. Also, the boiler is using pomace generated by the factory. We dry it and use it to feed the boiler.”

11.Wide shot,Shpresa Shkalla and Henri Hyso

12. SOUNDBITE (English)Henri Hyso, National Project Coordinator, UNIDO Albania:
“Until now the enterprises were polluting the environment by placing their waste out of their factories and by drying the waste out of their factories. But now they can use this waste in their own facilities and generate heat and electricity for their own purposes.”
13.Various shots, UNIDO and GEF logos on boiler



STORYLINE:

In Albania, agriculture makes up 20 per cent of gross domestic product. In a corner of South Eastern Europe, the olive oil industry plays an important role in the agriculture sector. Modernising practices here can power future growth across the whole country but it needs sustainable solutions. A new project is showing what can be done.

Yzeir Nezha runs a farm in Lushnje, in Southern Albania. Here his family grows olives, tomatoes and courgettes and other vegetables in rotation. In the past, it used expensive diesel generators as power sources. Now, using a residue from olive oil production – called pomace – as an energy source, the farm can power this greenhouse whenever it wants – allowing it to grow vegetables and export produce to Germany all year round.

SOUNDBITE (Albanian) Yzeir Nezha, Farmer:
“The difference between the previous boilers and the new ones are extraordinary. I cannot compare this plant now with the previous ones. But it's not just this plant. It's the production and all our produce. I can now export”

Shkalla is an olive oil producer based in a built-up area on the outskirts of Tirana. The owner used to have problems with neighbours because of the smell and smoke coming from her factory’s old boiler. With UNIDO’s assistance she now has a new boiler and a separator. The difference is clear to see.

SOUNDBITE (Albanian) Shpresa Shkalla, Olive Oil Producer, Shkalla:
“We benefit because this boiler is different from other ones. It has a device called a multicyclone. The smoke passes through and is filtered into the environment. It doesn’t pollute. Also, the boiler is using pomace generated by the factory. We dry it and use it to feed the boiler.”

Yzeir Nezha’s farm and Shkalla are taking part in a pilot project run by UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. The project is supported by GEF, the Global Environment Facility, and the Government of Albania. It aims to demonstrate the technologies in 15 pilot projects. Participants receive subsidies towards the cost of new boilers and equipment, as well as technical assistance.

SOUNDBITE (English), Henri Hyso, National Project Coordinator, UNIDO Albania:
“Until now the enterprises were polluting the environment by placing their waste out of their factories and by drying the waste out of their factories. But now they can use this waste in their own facilities and generate heat and electricity for their own purposes.”
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