TWIN-PEAKS Challenge idea presentations and awards

On 24 March 2023, the TWIN-PEAKS Challenge idea presentations and awards took place at the Lithuanian Energy Institute. The TWIN-PEAKS project coordinator, Andrius Tamošiūnas, presented the project activities and introduced the concept of the project to the audience. During the event, teams of students presented what they considered to be the most suitable future technology for converting waste into energy products or reusing it. The event was observed and judged by two teams of juries. The senior jury consisted of representatives of Kaunas CHP plant, Orlen Lietuva, Adecco and Kaunas University of Technology. The junior jury consisted of students from the Jonučiai Pro-Gymnasium in Garliava and the Jonas Paulius the Second Gymnasium. The members of participant teams of the TWIN-PEAKS Idea Challenge were awarded with prizes by the organisers.


Dr. Rolandas Urbonas participated in the “Polish Climate Congress”

On March 16th the “Polish Climate Congress” took place in Warsaw (Poland). The Polish Climate Congress was intended to discuss energy and climate challenges in the context of a tense geopolitical situation. Over a hundred experts representing business, municipalities and other public institutions, foundations and associations participated in twenty discussion sessions.

Deputy director of LEI dr. Rolandas Urbonas participated in the discussion “RE Power EU, energy security and Poland’s energy mix”.

LEI scientist dr. Darius Milčius attended event in Brussels

LEI scientist, Chief of Center for Hydrogen Energy Technologie dr. Darius Milčius attended the event “Hydrogen: The missing piece of the puzzle for climate neutrality” in Brussels.

The goal of this in-person event was to discuss the role of clean hydrogen in the EU energy system, the EU initiatives to support the hydrogen research and market and present different activities in the hydrogen domain of each respective country. D. Milčius gave a presentation about R&D activities on hydrogen in Lithuania.

In addition, the participants had a possibility to network among each other and discuss possible cooperation plans in the field of hydrogen.

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The main aim of the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO) is to strengthen European research cooperation facilitating the successful integration of Lithuanian researchers into international research projects and to monitor, analyse and report on developments in EU research and innovation policy.

Lithuania’s pursuit of excellence in bioenergy brings the country forward in the European low-carbon energy scene

“Lithuania’s pursuit of excellence in bioenergy brings the country forward in the European low-carbon energy scene” – asserts SUPEERA project’s overview of Lithuania. In brief it covers Lithuania’s success in it’s path towards low-carbon energy by shifting to bioenergy technologies (i.e. Waste-to-Eenergy) in context of major national and European decarbonisation priorities. The overview also covers Lithuanian Energy Institute‘s role as a key stakeholder in the clean energy transition process, and features it’s example project TWIN-PEAKS aimed to further research excellence, share and transfer scientific knowledge and know-how on Waste-to-Energy technologies internationally.

We welcome you to read the full introductory article to Lithuania “Meet the EU-13 – Lithuania” at the SUPEERA project’s website:

The SUPEERA project aims to provide support to the coordination of national research and innovation programmes in areas of activity of the European Energy Research Alliance. Moreover it supports the SET-Plan and also aims at integrating it into the broader context of the Clean Energy Transition to support Europe’s strategic long-term vision, a Clean Planet for all.


SUPEERA Meet the EU-13 – Lithuania

A pinch of reclaimed Ukrainian soil has arrived at LEI

On March 16th the “Blue/Yellow” event took place, during which the companies providing assistance to Ukraine were thanked. The participants were given symbolic boxes with Ukrainian soil dug up by soldiers fighting at the front.
We are proud that a pinch of Ukrainian soil has arrived at the Lithuanian Energy Institute.
Together to victory!

“RTO Lithuania” members’ meeting

On March 9-10, a meeting of members of the association of scientific research and technology organizations “RTO Lithuania” is taking place in Birštonas.

During the meeting, RTO Lithuania’s cooperation and operational guidelines were refined, reports were read about the situation of science and innovation in Lithuania, science and innovation policy.
LEI deputy directors Rolandas Urbonas, Andrius Tamošiūnas and representatives of LEI laboratories Inna Pitak, Nerijus Striūgas, Vidas Lekavičius, Vytautas Akstinas, Marius Urbonavičius, Raminta Skvorčinskienė, Marius Praspaliauskas are participating in the event.

Lithuanian Energy Institute invites applications for researcher positions

Lithuanian Energy Institute invites applications for the post(s) of

Chief Research Associate

at the Laboratory of Combustion Processes:

Research topic: research, technology development and practical application of advanced combustion and gasification processes (Technological Sciences, Energy and Thermal Engineering) [1,0 FTE].
Research Associate

at the Laboratory of Combustion Processes:

Research topic: Thermochemical conversion of waste to higher value-added products (Technological Sciences, Energy and Thermal Engineering) [1,0 FTE].
Junior Research Associate

at the Laboratory of Heat-Equipment Research and Testing:

at the Laboratory of Combustion Processes:

Research topic: Application of thermochemical processes for the processing of waste biomass and waste into valuable energy and chemical products (Technological Sciences, Energy and Thermal Engineering) [1,0 FTE].

at the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory:

To carry out research work on the safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal (Technological Sciences, Energy and Thermal Engineering) [1,0 FTE].

at the Laboratory of Materials Research and Testing:

Research work on the study of materials generated during the solid recovered fuel and energy production process (Technological Sciences, Environmental Engineering) [0,5 FTE].

Applicants must submit:

Documents will be accepted until 3 April 2023, 16.00, at Breslaujos st. 3, Room AK-216/217, 44403 Kaunas, Lithuania.
For more information, please contact: or call +37037401815.

Eligibility requirements:

Applicants must have the competence to carry out a scientific work on the topic indicated in the advertisement.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements for the position, as approved by the Lithuanian Energy Institute Scientific Council Resolution No V5-1.5.2 of 25 January 2019.

These requirements and the description of the procedure for organising competitions and certification of researchers at the Lithuanian Energy Institute are available at

Dr. Sigitas Rimkevičius was elected to the Executive Board of EARTO

On February 16th, during the meeting of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the director of LEI dr. Sigitas Rimkevičius was elected to the Executive Board of EARTO.

Founded in 1999, EARTO promotes RTOs and represents their interest in Europe. EARTO network counts over 350 RTOs in more than 20 countries. EARTO members represents 150.000 of highly-skilled researchers and engineers managing a wide range of technology infrastructures.

Executive Board:

The meeting of the VMU Senate and the awarding of diplomas took place

Įvyko VDU iškilmingas Senato posėdis ir diplomų įteikimai

On February 15th a solemn Senate meeting was held at Vytautas Magnus University dedicated to the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania and the 100th anniversary of Vytautas Magnus University.

During this event, the 30th anniversary of doctoral studies at the restored VMU was also celebrated, and commemorative medals of the 100th anniversary of the University of Lithuania were presented to the partners of VMU’s Joint Doctoral Programs. The medal for the Lithuanian Energy Institute was received by the director of the institute, dr. Sigitas Rimkevičius.

Acknowledgement to the Lithuanian Energy Institute

For cooperation in fostering social partnership, active and sincere support in organizing the annual informatics and mathematics event “IFtorina 23” of the Faculty of Informatics of Vytautas Magnus University