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Sustainability assessment methods and tools to support decision-making in the process industries

Objective

Sustainability assessment methods are needed to support sustainable technology development and to evaluate the impacts of existing solutions, products and technologies. While there are aspects and indicators that are common to all process industries, sector specific tools are required to address the sector specific features in a fair and transparent way.
At the moment, several tools, assessment methods and indicators exist, but they differ in their goal and scope and are intended for different kind of use within companies, by consumers or by authorities to support policy planning and evaluation. Additionally, different tools are focused for different levels of assessment: product, company, industry or society. Thus the problem is not so much the existence of proper tools but rather the lack of understanding and knowledge on how they should be applied and in which context. Furthermore, suitable tools for analysing resource and energy efficiency within the process industries and across the different sectors should be recognized.
The aim of the SAMT project is to review and make recommendations about the most potential sustainability assessment methods for evaluating energy and resource efficiency in the process industry.
The analysis will focus on the applicability of different methods in industrial settings, the ability of the methods to support decision-making towards sustainable solutions and the suitability of the tools for cross-sectoral analysis.
SAMT will evaluate tools that cover either environmental, economic and social aspects, or a combination of these, and apply principles of life cycle thinking. The project will consider demands and make recommendations related to sectorial and cross-sectorial assessment in a wide spectrum of process industries: cement, metal, oil, water, waste and chemical industry. To maximize the impact of the project the work will be supported by active dissemination activities including an implementation strategy as an outcome.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2014

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 191 875,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 106 875,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 68 395,00
Address
Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CEMEX RESEARCH GROUP AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Romerstrasse 13
2555 Brugg Bei Biel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 16 250,00
SUEZ GROUPE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 23 359,00
Address
16 Place De L'iris Tour Cb21
92040 Paris La Defense Cedex

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,38
NESTE OYJ
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 11 875,00
Address
Keilaranta 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 34 200,00
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BASF SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 33 225,00
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORSK HYDRO ASA
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 16 250,00
Address
Drammensveien 260
0283 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 12 500,00
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00