Country

Keep up to date on this page with all news relating to the SPiCE3 project, its initiatives, events, successes and awards. All our news stories are presented here and are summarised on a regular basis in the SPiCE3 newsletter. All registered users of SPiCE3 will receive the newsletter automatically. Non-registered users must register in order to receive these updates.

Developing the future of SPiCE³
20 Mar 2015

SPiCE³ was officially launched in April 2013, as a 27 month project aimed at fostering the uptake of energy efficiency measures in SMEs across the EU and specifically in the countries represented by the project consortium representing around 80% of all the EU's chemical industry. The project's aim is to deliver 10% energy savings for those SMEs helped, leading to total savings of at least 3M€ (40% take-up). Finally, the project also aimed to influence larger chemical companies to deliver around 5M€ in further energy savings through their involvement in the initiative.

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

Bringing energy efficiency to the supply chain
20 Mar 2015

Companies join up in Europe-wide project to boost energy efficiency for small, medium-sized companies

Boosting energy efficiency in SMEs needed more than ever for chemicals industry. An EU co-funded project, called 'Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for Energy Efficiency Excellence', or SPiCE3, sets out to bridge the knowledge gap between big and small producers to help realise further energy efficiency improvement potential of 10–15%.

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

Need to convince management to implement an energy efficiency project? Here is how
13 Feb 2015

pic priorities2

Often, industrial facility managers must convince upper management that an investment in system efficiency is worth making. The problem is that sometimes communicating this message can be more difficult than the actual engineering behind the concept.

In order to overcome the obstacles often encountered in the process of convincing upper management that a given investment in energy efficiency is worth making, you should consider the following points:

Read more...

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

Assembling the jigsaw of energy efficiency
27 Jan 2015

Only eleven percent - Dr Steven Fawkes' blog

EE dollarTo accelerate energy efficiency we need to increase the demand for energy efficiency, increase the supply of energy efficiency products and services, and increase the flow of finance into energy efficiency investment, both internal and external investment.

 

Read more on Dr Steven Fawkes' blog

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

Why Energy Efficiency Should Not Be Affected By Falling Oil Prices
23 Jan 2015

Summary: It is reasonable for people and companies to see falling oil prices and think that the opportunities for energy efficiency and renewables are becoming less attractive. However, this is a mistake and now is as good as any time to act on energy efficiency.

olil_price.jpg

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

2030 Climate and Energy Framework: How does energy efficiency fit into it?
10 Nov 2014

2030_sunset.jpg

BRUSSELS, October 24, 2014– The European Council has reached the long-awaited agreement for the 2030 Climate and Energy Package after two days of discussions on several different thorny questions. The conclusions of this important meeting are the reaction to the European Commission’s call to provide a framework for the EU’s Climate Policy for the next 15 years, as stated in its Communication of January 2014 (COM(2014) 15 final).

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

SPiCE3 Project Team Meeting
05 Nov 2014

PRAGUE, October 23, 2014 – The SPiCE3 Team met in Prague, Czech Republic, less than a month ago to discuss the progress and future planning of this ambitious project. It was a nice occasion for the members of the Consortium to evaluate together the Project's degree of success at its present stage. The two major topics discussed were, on the one hand, how to continue in the process of deepening the content of the Platform and on the other hand, how to address the challenge of engaging with SMEs.

SPiCE3 Prague Oct 2014 - 8 LR 2

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

EnerNOC publishes a guide to lowering costs and increasing energy productivity
14 Nov 2014

Enernoc2

Understanding the 3 Energy Cost Drivers

EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), has released a guide that aims at debunking some of the commonly held assumptions about energy costs that prevent many executives from realizing the full benefits of energy management.

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) launches in the UK
13 Nov 2014

Summary: The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have implemented Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive via a programme called the ‘Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme” (ESOS). The ESOS regulations were laid before parliament on the 26th June 2014.

ESOS.jpg

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

European Responsible Care Awards: 2014 Edition's Winners Unveiled
27 Oct 2014

Summary: PARIS, October 17, 2014 – Three companies, two from the Netherlands and one from Belgium, were declared winners of the 10th anniversary edition of the European Responsible Care Awards during a special ceremony at the Cefic annual general assembly in Paris. The three winning projects were selected and acclaimed by the judging panel for their originality, outstanding problem-solving products and processes as well as their best practice in terms of sharing.

Picture - all winners 1 v3

Winners were invited to attend the special ceremony to present their projects and to receive the Awards.

Energy Efficiency Award
Emerald Kalama Chemical BV, The Netherlands
Project: “Greener Steam”
Product Stewardship Award
Latexfalt BV, The Netherlands
Project: “Increasing motorway lifetime”
Environment Award
Solvay SA, Belgium
Project: “Saving water through symbiosis”

 

( Be first to rate this item! ) 

Please Log In

Only community members can participate in this forum. You must register or log in to contribute.

rc-logo  eu-logo  cefic-logo 

Powered by

extramile