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Introduction to Cleantech and Green Economy

Introduction to Cleantech and Green Economy



Visiting lecture at Aalto University School of Business, Strategic Sustainability course

Visiting lecture at Aalto University School of Business, Strategic Sustainability course
April 10, 2013



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    • Introduction to CleantechJanne KekäläinenDevelopment Manager, Miktech Ltd.janne.kekalainen@miktech.fi10.4.2013 Aalto, Strategic Sustainability
    • Contents• Miktech• Solutions for greener industry - Witera• Sustainable development• Eco-efficiency• Life cycle thinking• Cleantech27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 2
    • Miktech Ltd.• Innovation and technology centre• Owned mainly by City of Mikkeli• Founded: 1985• Turnover: 2.5 M€• Employees: 1827.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 3
    • Miktech creates innovative business in SouthSavo region by promoting research andentrepreneurship27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 4
    • Miktech Ltd.• Expertise in– Digitalization– Environmental safety– Bioenergy– Metalworking industry– Wood building and woodworking industry– Nanotechnology– Startups– Doing business in Russia27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 5
    • Miktech Ltd.27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 6Total volume 2.5 M€Basic funding150 000 €17x leverage
    • 27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 7WITERASolutions for Greener Industry
    • What is sustainabledevelopment?27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 8
    • Sustainable developmentDevelopment that meets the needs of thepresent without compromising the ability offuture generations to meet their own needs- The Brundtland Commission, 198727.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 9
    • The three pillars ofsustainability27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 10EnvironmentalSocialEconomicSustainabledevelopment
    • The need27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 11Innovative green products for global marketsReformation of jobs and work in technology industryDecreasing competitivenessDecreasing amount of jobs intechnology industryClimate changeResource depletion
    • So how to pursue that?27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 12
    • 27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 13ECO-EFFICIENCYa.k.a. resource efficiency
    • Eco-efficiencyCreating more added value whileusing fewer resources andcreating less waste and pollution27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 14
    • Eco-efficiencyCreating more added value– providing more benefits to customersusing fewer resources– minimazing the use of materials, energy, water and land– enhancing recyclability and product durability– closing material loopscreating less waste and pollution– minimizing air emissions, water discharges, waste disposal and thedispersion of toxic substances– fostering the sustainable use of renewable resources27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 15
    • 27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 16WaterefficiencyMaterialefficiencyEnergyefficiencyECO-EFFICIENCY
    • Energy efficiency• Doing more with less• Aims at reducing greenhouse gases cost-effectively• Also aims at securing the availability of energyand cutting the energy bills• EU target: 20 % more energy efficient by 202027.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 17
    • Material efficiency• Doing more with less• Aims at coping in a world with depleting rawmaterials• Reducing the need for resources• Enhancing product recyclability• Closing material loops• Also has an effect on greenhouse gases27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 18
    • Material efficiencyAbout 90 % of the raw material inOutokumpu steel mill in Tornio isrecycled steel27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 19Recycled rawmaterial from 60 %(global average) to90 % (Outokumpu)Reduces the CO2emission by 1.8tons per one ton ofsteelAnnual emissionsof 500,000passanger cars
    • Water efficiencyWater conservation• Doing less with less water• Restricting useWater efficiency• Doing more with the sameamount of water• Reducing waste• Maximising the producedvalue• Typically leads to reduceduse of water27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 20
    • Through eco-efficiency we getBetter cost-effectivenessMore jobs and exportsLess negative impacts on environmentImago benefits27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 21
    • What this means in practice?27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 22
    • Action points• Development of eco-efficiency methods andtools to suit SMEs better• Encouraging and supporting R&D activitiesrelated to the theme• Supporting municipal authorities to developeco-efficient infrastructure for industries, e.g.eco-industrial parks• Promoting introduction of new eco-efficiencysolutions to technology industries27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 23
    • Action steps with companies• Raising awareness• Educating key persons• Eco-efficiency audits and recognizing thepotential• Development plans for companies• Implementation of development plans27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 24
    • Raising awareness:Life cycle thinking27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 25
    • Environmental assessmentmethods27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 26
    • Carbon footprint• Measures an impact on global climate change• The total set of greenhouse gas emissionscaused by a product, process, or organization• Unit: carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 27
    • Water footprint• The amount of freshwater that is used toproduce a product• Not a problem in Finland but supply chainscan extend to the drier areas of the world• Water footprint for a cup of coffee: 130 litres• A small glass of beer: 74 litres• A cup of tea: 27 litres27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 28
    • Life cycle assessment (LCA)• Most comprehensive environmental assessmentmethod• Considers usually at least– Global warming– Ozone depletion– Acidification– Eutrophication– Photochemical smog– Ecotoxicity– Human health– Resource depletion27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 29
    • LCA of a tank truck• Outokumpu Duplex steel• More CO2 emissions during production• Lighter weight saves fuel• In 5 years, 8 % less emissions and 50 000 €savings on fuel27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 30
    • Expected results?27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 31
    • Savings potential7 000 000 000 €27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 32
    • Vision 2020New mindsetCompetitivenessand imago ofFinnish industryhas improvedNew servicebusinesses27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 33
    • What is cleantech?27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 34
    • CleantechEnabling technologies and services27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 35TassuESP Fibrocom
    • Summary: WITERASolutions for Greener IndustryWhy• Environment• Competitiveness• JobsWhat• Eco-efficiency in industryHow• Raising awareness• Education• R&D activities• Developing companiesWhen• 2014 – 202027.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 36
    • Contact detailsDevelopment Manager, NanotechnologyJANNE KEKÄLÄINENjanne.kekalainen@miktech.fiGSM +358 440 361 678http://www.linkedin.com/in/jannekekalainenhttp://twitter.com/JanneKekalainen_____________________________________MIKTECH LTD.Innovation and Technology CenterSammonkatu 12, FI-50130 Mikkeli, Finlandwww.miktech.fi27.4.2013 www.miktech.fi 37