• Dr. Matjaž Knez


The Republic of Slovenia wants to be a leader in the area of ​​the circular economy in the region and wants to act as an integrator for other countries in the implementation of this concept. Recently, the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia organized an international conference on Circular economy in the region - related to sustainability and growth, which was attended by high representatives of the countries from Southeast Europe.

Representatives of the H2Student core team were also there, including Alexander Gerbec from ECUBES d.o.o., assoc. prof. dr. Matjaz Knez and assist. Igor Grofelnik, both from the Faculty of Logistics, UM, Slovenia.

At the conference, we had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Simon Zajc, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, who said that Slovenia is one of the few countries that has already developed a roadmap to the circular economy and that it is now highly important time to start implementing it. We also talked about hydrogen, as a promising energy source, in the transition to a circular economy and sustainable future. What the Minister thinks about hydrogen, however, we will shortly present to you in an interview that will follow in one of the upcoming posts on H2Student website.

We have also interviewed Dr. Janez Potocnik, former Commissioner for Science and Research in the European Union, now co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), Tanja Bolte, MsC, Director General of the Environment Directorate and Professor Dr. Paul Ekins, director of the Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London, and a member of the IRP.

In the interviews, which will be published shortly on the H2Student website (, everyone supported the educational competition program we are conducting in Slove

nia and wished us a happy realization of the project.

As is obvious, H2Student has a growing support in Slovenia and abroad. Bravo!


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