Introduction to Cleantech and Green Economy


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Introduction to Cleantech and Green Economy

  1. 1. Introduction to CleantechJanne KekäläinenDevelopment Manager, Miktech Ltd.janne.kekalainen@miktech.fi10.4.2013 Aalto, Strategic Sustainability
  2. 2. Contents• Miktech• Solutions for greener industry - Witera• Sustainable development• Eco-efficiency• Life cycle thinking• Cleantech27.4.2013 2
  3. 3. Miktech Ltd.• Innovation and technology centre• Owned mainly by City of Mikkeli• Founded: 1985• Turnover: 2.5 M€• Employees: 1827.4.2013 3
  4. 4. Miktech creates innovative business in SouthSavo region by promoting research andentrepreneurship27.4.2013 4
  5. 5. Miktech Ltd.• Expertise in– Digitalization– Environmental safety– Bioenergy– Metalworking industry– Wood building and woodworking industry– Nanotechnology– Startups– Doing business in Russia27.4.2013 5
  6. 6. Miktech Ltd.27.4.2013 6Total volume 2.5 M€Basic funding150 000 €17x leverage
  7. 7. 27.4.2013 7WITERASolutions for Greener Industry
  8. 8. What is sustainabledevelopment?27.4.2013 8
  9. 9. 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 9
  10. 10. The three pillars ofsustainability27.4.2013 10EnvironmentalSocialEconomicSustainabledevelopment
  11. 11. The need27.4.2013 11Innovative green products for global marketsReformation of jobs and work in technology industryDecreasing competitivenessDecreasing amount of jobs intechnology industryClimate changeResource depletion
  12. 12. So how to pursue that?27.4.2013 12
  13. 13. 27.4.2013 13ECO-EFFICIENCYa.k.a. resource efficiency
  14. 14. Eco-efficiencyCreating more added value whileusing fewer resources andcreating less waste and pollution27.4.2013 14
  15. 15. 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 15
  16. 16. 27.4.2013 16WaterefficiencyMaterialefficiencyEnergyefficiencyECO-EFFICIENCY
  17. 17. 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 17
  18. 18. 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 18
  19. 19. Material efficiencyAbout 90 % of the raw material inOutokumpu steel mill in Tornio isrecycled steel27.4.2013 19Recycled rawmaterial from 60 %(global average) to90 % (Outokumpu)Reduces the CO2emission by 1.8tons per one ton ofsteelAnnual emissionsof 500,000passanger cars
  20. 20. 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 20
  21. 21. Through eco-efficiency we getBetter cost-effectivenessMore jobs and exportsLess negative impacts on environmentImago benefits27.4.2013 21
  22. 22. What this means in practice?27.4.2013 22
  23. 23. 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, parks• Promoting introduction of new eco-efficiencysolutions to technology industries27.4.2013 23
  24. 24. 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 24
  25. 25. Raising awareness:Life cycle thinking27.4.2013 25
  26. 26. Environmental assessmentmethods27.4.2013 26
  27. 27. 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 27
  28. 28. 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 28
  29. 29. 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 29
  30. 30. 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 30
  31. 31. Expected results?27.4.2013 31
  32. 32. Savings potential7 000 000 000 €27.4.2013 32
  33. 33. Vision 2020New mindsetCompetitivenessand imago ofFinnish industryhas improvedNew servicebusinesses27.4.2013 33
  34. 34. What is cleantech?27.4.2013 34
  35. 35. CleantechEnabling technologies and services27.4.2013 35TassuESP Fibrocom
  36. 36. Summary: WITERASolutions for Greener IndustryWhy• Environment• Competitiveness• JobsWhat• Eco-efficiency in industryHow• Raising awareness• Education• R&D activities• Developing companiesWhen• 2014 – 202027.4.2013 36
  37. 37. Contact detailsDevelopment Manager, NanotechnologyJANNE KEKÄLÄINENjanne.kekalainen@miktech.fiGSM +358 440 361 678 LTD.Innovation and Technology CenterSammonkatu 12, FI-50130 Mikkeli, Finlandwww.miktech.fi27.4.2013 37