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Testing network for verification of air emissions abatement technologies

Objective

The European Commission adopted an ambitious Action Plan (COM (2004) 38) to improve the development and wider use of environmental technologies. Many new environmental technologies have great potential to improve the environment and, at the same time, boost the competitiveness of companies.

The main objectives of the Action Plan are: To remove the obstacles so as to tap the full potential of environmental technologies for protecting the environment while contributing to competitiveness and economic growth. To ensure that over the coming years the EU takes a leading role in developing and applying environmental technologies. To mobilise all stakeholders in support of these objectives.

One of the actions included in this Action Plan is the improvement of testing, performance verification and standardisation related to environmental technologies, with the aim of providing a European instrument for verifying through commonly recognised and transparent protocols the performance characteristics of environmentally sound technologies (EsT).

The results of the verification should be reported to decision makers, regulators, buyers and to the general public through appropriate information means, with the aim to accelerate the penetration of new technologies in t he market. The Action Plan proposes the creation of networks of specialised centres to carry out the testing and assessment of clean technologies based around families of technology sectors. AIRTV will become a powerful tool for the efficient implementation of this Action Plan.

The overall, strategic objective of AIRTV is to speed up the implementation of EsT in Europe by establishing a system of their verification, proving the benefits of EsTâ's use for environment and human life conditions AIRTV will pro vide reliable and independent performance data for EsT in the field of air emissions reduction technologies.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FUNDACION LEIA CENTRO DE DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO
Address
Leonardo Da Vinci 11, Parque Tecnologico De Alava
Minano Mayor-alava
Spain

Participants (10)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
Mol
INSTYTUT GORNICTWA NAFTOWEGO I GAZOWNICTWA
Poland
Address
Ul. Lubicz 25A
Krakow
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH
Austria
Address
Spittelauer Laende 5
Wien
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
Karlsruhe
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoenmakerstraat 97
Delft
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 81
Stockholm
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
Address
Theodor-heuss-allee 25
Frankfurt Am-main
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATIONS
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
Bruxelles
COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION
Belgium
Address
Rue De Stassart, 36
Bruxelles