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Abstract

One of the main actions of the European Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) is: “Setting ambitious targets to improve the environmental performance of technologies within a given timeframe. This should encourage technological development while preparing the markets to accept and prepare for these high standard environmental technologies”. On request of DG Environment, the JRC-IPTS launched a project on Performance Targets for Industry Processes (PT-PRO project), with the objective to further define concepts and to identify the conditions necessary to implement the concept of Performance Targets. The project was carried out with the help of ITA, ÖAW, GMV/IVL, FEA and TNO. This report provides a definition of the main elements of Performance Targets and an overview of the general principles for their implementation. Based on four case study sectors (the iron & steel, cement, pulp & paper and the textile industries), an illustration of these different elements is provided in relation with a range of industry sectors and their environmental challenges, existing regulations, technical potentials, market situations and organisational structure. The report also discusses the best conditions and limitations of setting Performance Targets for the industry and the possible value-added.

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Authors: NEMRY F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);SCHIDLER S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);SOTOUDEH M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22903 EN (2007), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LANA22903 (Catalogue Number: LA-NA-22903-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-06728-0
Record Number: 200719564 / Last updated on: 2007-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en