1st issue of LiCEA newsletter


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Here we are with 1st newsleeter issue of LiCEA project. You can find inside 3 key questions & answers about project. Project´s background, target groups, project´s partnership and crucial activities are included as well.

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1st issue of LiCEA newsletter

  1. 1. The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF Life Cycle based Energy Audit st 1 issue of newsletter July 2013
  2. 2. Introduction .Dear readers, you are holding first Newsletter of the LiCEA project. Following text is devoted to all who is interested in Energy auditing, energy efficiency within production procesess or wants just to catch new knowledge and experiences in given field. We firmly hope you will enjoy Newsletter from the beginnig till the end. Newsletter provide you throught project background, Lead Partner and 2 crucial project activities. We are in process of building the corporate design of the project, so there will be available project official website, about which we will inform you by next issue. LiCEA Project Partners 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF
  3. 3. Newsletter´s content 3 Key Questions & answers 4 Project background 5 Project objectives / goals 5 Target groups 6 Project process 7 Benefits 7 Project partnership 8 Lead Partner - Province of Mantova 9 Crucial activities 12 Establishment of the LiCEA Guidance 14 Follow-up creation of the LiCEA Tool 15 Contacts 16 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF
  4. 4. What project does? Project LiCEA develops and simplifies model of energy audits for SMEs and their clusters, based on Life Cycle analysis, to ensure energy savings and cost reduction along the production chain. Why it does it? Application of LiCEA tool to SME will identify energy saving opportunities and thus open possibilities for reductions of energy consumptions and by that reducing production costs and emissions. Project deals with increasing sustainability and competitiveness of SMEs and their districts. Why is it important? The envisaged energy and cost reduction in industrial production means increasing the competitiveness of the European industry, in particular of the SMEs based in clusters and local districts. 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 4
  5. 5. Main objectives and goals he goal of LiCEA is to The objective is to apply a develop, create and simplified model of the energy audit in Tapply SMART tools a life cycle perspective towards specific that allow the discovery of industrial sectors and related SMEs. numerous unexploited energy Through an energy audit of the state of saving opportunities in regional the art and created SMART tool, the industrial clusters along the supply LiCEA project aims to indentify and chain of SMEs analyze an energy inputs in SMEs and Accompanied with the is able to provide measures for organizational and technical support reducing the amount of energy input of energy and innovation agencies and into the system without negatively the political framework and policy affecting the output. knowledge of involved institutions, a One of the foreseen long- cross-sector breakthrough in energy term tangible outputs of LiCEA efficiency can be reached, which can´t project is at least 5% energy be possible in one company level reduction across SMEs in Central without the support of an envisaged Europe. project. Project background 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 5
  6. 6. Target groups roject is focusing on formal and substantial connection with selected industrial Public Bodies ensures the Psector districts (selected possibility to share and export the results of SMEs with non complicated production the project, with the main aim to insert process such as hosiery, bakery, diary, them in the public energy program, to bring mechanical, plastic and wood industry), them to the institutional level and to where the application and testing of promote program´s implementation as a simplified LiCEA tool is achievable in public utility and interest. primary phase. The connection with industrial districts and their service centers is strategic and basic for the project implementation: it ensures the involvement of a consistent number of SMEs in the project. The local energy Agencies and In the end we should see the final Business Development Centers are beneficiaries – inhabitants / involved involved in LiCEA project as the target SME´s customers. They can actually benefit group as well. The long-term objective of from more affordable prices of LiCEA tool is to strengthen their position products/services provided by SMEs where and development process. Moreover the the application of LiCEA tool will be project enables to gain many new successful. experiences in Life Cycle based Energy auditing. Project results and outputs will be disseminated to local Public administrations as policy-makers. The 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 6
  7. 7. Project process Benefits of the project to: SMEs: źCreation of simplified energy audit tool accessible for SMEs źExecution of energy audit for 40 SMEs in selected industrial sector źIdentification of energy use in SMEs Energy Agencies and Business Development Centers: źMapping of the region in field of energy efficiency within SMEs źAccess to the developed tool źProviding training in the field of energy audit Public administrations: źIncreased awareness about energy savings in the region źInvolvement into the field of energy audits źCreated potential for improvement of regional policies Local survey on energy analysis 1Integration of life cycle concept and simplification of energy audit scheme 2Development of LiCEA tool („to measure is to know“) 3Testing on small sample of companies and verification of the tool 4Training for using the tool 5Testing of the developed tool on different industrial sectors in different 6regions - 240 energy audits done. 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 7
  8. 8. Project partnership AGIRE Energy Management Agency PBN Pannon Business Network Association EAR Energy Agency of the Regions NAPE National Energy Conservation Agency AIEC Agency for Innovation and European Cooperation Province of Mantova Lead Partner 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 8
  9. 9. Province of Mantova - Lead partner of the project h e P r o v i n c e o f Other significant field of its Mantova is a local operation is development of Tpublic authority, sustainable tourism providing situated in the south-east area of employment, training programmes Lombardy region. It promotes a and social security for its inhabitants. balanced development of the Mainly rural and cultural tourism has territory, protects environmental shown a positive trend over last years. and cultural resources and Tourism and cultural heritage integrated welfare systems and department has a competence in social opportunities as well. The coordinating all policies and servicesoperating area consists from 70 related to the tourist activities (e.g.municipalities. monitoring of touristic flows in theThe challenge consists in province of Mantova.territorial planning, promotion, P r o v i n c e o f M a n t o v avalorisation and equilibrated coordinates 70 municipalities in theinfrastructural development. The manner of planning the TCCPProvince of Mantova deals with (Territory Coordination Provincialcompetitive environment for economy Plan) for urbanization, economicand preservation of natural and activities, public transports, watercultural assets as well. (rivers, lakes) and green areas. he 1000 years old The Province aims to enhance history of art, culture RES (the renewable energy savings) Ta n d p o l i t i c a l within territory. To promote the use of independence of Mantova land, has RES, it has designed the „Piano Energetico della Provincia dileft a strong imprint of unusual Mantova” (Energetic Plan), whichfeatures: 2 cities of Mantova and Sabbioneta were recognized as a defines objectives, tools and results of World Heritage by UNESCO in 2008. planned activities. 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 9
  10. 10. Province of Mantova - Lead partner of the project o r e o v e r , t h e Mediterranean Coasts of Spain, Province created France, Italy and North Africa. Mwith help of IEE Within the Province of funds AGIRE Ltd., the local Agency Mantova is promoted start-up of the for Intelligent management of clusters (a socio-territorial entity renewable energy. characterized by the presence of both Responsibility for authorizing a community of people and a public and private installation of RES population of firms in one naturally plants in the territory belongs to the and historically bound region). In this Province too. context it is fundamental to support The Province of Mantova has a the transferability of energy 10 years experience in European efficiency actions and tools (energy projects such as INTERREG, TEN-T, audit + life cycle assessment) from one DG MOVE etc. and is a member of cluster to another one in the same EFIP (European Federation of Inland production, but also from one Ports) and ARCOLATINO (association industrial specialization to another of local public authorities along the one. 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 10
  11. 11. Province of Mantova - Lead partner of the project h e P r o v i n c e o f In both cases, the Province Mantova will work in will work with the District Offices T2 productive districts: (Centro servizi Calza for the Hoisiery Hoisery District which counts with destrict and Centro Tecnologico Arti e Mestieri for the mechanicalabout 400 enterprises, most of them district), which have the role ofSMEs, situated in the northern part of involving the SMEs in LICEA activities,the province, and the Technological support the LICEA team in collectingDistrict, which counts with about 100 data performing audits and finallyenterprises working on the mechanic disseminating the LICEA outputs andsector mostly related with the results creating consensus among theagricultural field and situated in the associated enterprises.southern part of the province. 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 11 District Offices cooperating with Lead Partner
  12. 12. trategic focus of this About the state of the art, activity is production European directives and standards So f a g u i d a n c e about energy audit and LCA for SMEs document on energy audit for SMEs were analyzed, together with their considering the state of the art and national transposition: the attention of describing the guide lines to the international institutions about improve it also considering LCA (the these issues is increasing strongly Life Cycle Assessment) approach. during the last years, but laws, During the first months the instruments and tools are still not well LiCEA partners focused their attention defined as, for example, in the field of on the WP3 Guidance LiCEA activities, sustainable mobility and, most of all, analyzing the state of the art about energy saving in buildings. industrial energy audit and life cycle assessment, selecting their districts, involving the first enterprises and exchanging information and points of view with similar projects developers. Crucial activities 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 12
  13. 13. bout the application LiCEA partners have checked of the instruments, the regional industrial reality of their Athe delay is even territories, focusing their attention on higher. But energy auditing is SMEs, to select the most interesting defined as a very strategic activity to local industrial districts for the first reduce the energy consumption and application of the LiCEA tool during the greenhouse gases emissions: the project. On a side, contacts with they are mandatory for big SMEs have been taken, building a i n d u s t r i e s , w h i l e n a t i o n a l LiCEA stakeholders map that includes governments have to find and apply SMEs interested in the LiCEA tools o l u t i o n s t o p r o m o t e i t s development and application, but alsoperformance also in not obliged other actors as local institutions andsmall and medium enterprises. associations, energy experts andDirectives and standards specify technology suppliers. More than 200that a state of the art energy audit has to consider a life cycle costs contacts have already been insert in analysis of products. the map, but new updates will quickly The LiCEA tool, which increase this number. characteristics will be defined in the WP3 Guidance document within the end of summer 2013, aims to fill that gap offering an operating solution. Crucial activities 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 13
  14. 14. Establishment of the LiCEA Guidance he selected districts At the end of May in Sárvár, f o r t h e L i C E A Hungary, PBN organized a seminar T to exchange information about theapplication during the state of the art in energy auditproject development are: baking, between partners of differentdairy, hosiery, mechanical, plastic projects: the LiCEA partners metand wood processing. similar realities, Innospirit and Erasme projects, exchanging visions, ideas and plans with their developers. Needs for simplification, involvement and training for SMEs and their staff, increasing their independence inThe LiCEA tool will be tested energy auditing and reducing its costsfor the first time in the hosiery cluster are the common approaches of theof Castel Goffredo, in the Province of projects. But the LCA perspective is aMantova, in Italy, at the beginning of specific aspect of the LiCEA project.2014. The LiCEA partners have also analyzed in the state of the art in energy auditing and LCA, the situation of the selected local districts, describing their size, kind of production and processes and their past experiences about energy auditing, saving measures and LCA analysis. Only few attempts have been made till now and the partners have tried to identify limitations and barriers that have reduced the results of those activities, to find solutions in the definition of the new LiCEA tool. 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 14
  15. 15. Follow-up creation of the LiCEA Tool trategic focus is the Works on the LiCEA tool are in creation of draft the phase of discussing preliminary Sversions of the LiCEA outlines for the tool among the project tool, a smart electronic instrument experts. Ideas and suggestions have according to the LiCEA guidance been discussed extensively during the document (viz article about) to project meeting last month in Sárvár. guide and to perform the simplified The final conclusions have not been industrial energy audit considering reached yet, as there are many factors the LCA approach. requiring broader analysis, before the An analytic tool supporting requirements for the LiCEA tool can be Life Cycle based Energy Audit in SMEs specifically formulated. The will produce quantitative results in requirements for the LiCEA tool will be terms of untapped potential energy set out in the Guidance Document for savings. The tool has to be specifically LiCEA. a d j u s t e d f o r s i x industry/manufacturing sectors (mentioned above). 14The project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF 15
  16. 16. Prague Bratislava Contact us Province of Mantova - LEAD PARTNER Via Principe Amedeo 30, 46100 Mantova, Italy Contact person: Roberto Grassi, roberto.grassi@provincia.mantova.it AGIRE Piazza Sordello, 43, 46100 Mantova, Italy Contact person: Massimiliano Musci, musci@agirenet.it EAR Hans-Kudlich-Straße 2, 3830 Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria Contact person: Markus Hödl, energieagentur@wvnet.at PBN 32-36 Zanati Rd., H-9700 Szombathely, Hungary Contact person: Adrienn Németh, adrienn.nemeth@pbn.hu NAPE Swietokrzyska 20, 00-002 Warsaw, Poland Contact person: Andrzej Rajkiewicz, arajkiewicz@nape.pl AIEC Jelačičova 8, 821 08 Bratislava, Slovakia Contact person: Tina Igličar, tina.iglicar@aiec-ngo.eu www.licea.eu LiCEA