Around 300 industrial SMES are starting to save energy thanks to a european project

CIRCE and the Aragon Council of Chambers of Commerce are taking part in the European Commission funded PINE Project that aims improve the efficiency and competitiveness of European SMEs. A total of 63 energy efficiency measures will result in these companies saving the equivalent energy consumed by 1,000 average Spanish homes in one year.

The European Union is increasingly dedicating more efforts to address some of the main challenges that have been arising for some years now at international level, such as climate change, the economic crisis, or competition from emerging markets. As such, research activities that improve the competitiveness and sustainability of European companies carry increased weight in EU policies.

Against this backdrop the PINE – Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency project has emerged, co-financed by the European Commission as part of its “Intelligent Energy Europe” programme, with the aim of increasing the energy efficiency of Europe’s industrial SMEs. The project has benefitted from the involvement of Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Spain, the latter playing a key role through CIRCE, the Spanish Research Centre for Energy Resources and the Aragon Council of Chambers of Commerce. Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY May 2015