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Applying energy efficient measures for metal and metalworking SMEs and industry

Objective

EE-METAL aims to provide enterprises with innovative technical, commercial and financial tools in order to overcome the existing barriers that hinder the adoption of energy saving measures. EE-METAL actions are mainly targeted to Metalworking and Metal Articles (MMA) SMEs, given that this sector is the biggest manufacturing sector in Europe and it is mostly composed by SMEs. EE-METAL actions will focus on overcoming:

Awareness, information and technical capacity barriers to identify, evaluate and implement energy efficiency actions: EE-METAL will adapt and standardize for the sector existing methods and technologies such as energy audits, the standard ISO 50.001 and the use of Energy Monitoring Systems.

Commercial and market barriers to the contracting of energy service companies (ESCos): development of a benchmarking study of energy service contracts and the role of ESCOs in the MMA and other industrial sectors; networking with ESCOs Associations for fostering ESCOs-SMEs contracts.

Financial barriers to the implementation of energy saving measures: benchmarking the different financial models being implemented in the partner countries for financing energy saving institutions for providing clear information on type and size of investments needed.

These two last actions will allow put in place mechanisms for funding the energy efficiency projects identified in the first action. In this sector, big energy savings can be obtained by the aggregation of many smaller savings.

Furthermore five out of the seven project partners are Enterprise/Trade Associations (with 7000 associated companies) that will ensure that a critical mass is achieved.

EE-METAL is in line with the following EU strategies and initiatives: first priority of the EU Energy 2020 Strategy for Achieving an energy efficient Europe; Energy efficiency plan 2011 (COM (2011) 109); A strategy for competitive, sustainable and secure energy (COM (2010) 639 final) and Directives 2012/27/EU-2

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA
Address
Carretera De Pamplona 1
31191 Cordovilla
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 299 375

Participants (6)

ASOCIACION DE EMPRESARIOS DEL COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DEL METAL DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 437,50
Address
Calle Principe De Vergara 74 1 Dcha
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
CSMT GESTIONE SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 270 562,50
Address
Via Branze 45
25123 Brescia
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIAZIONE INDUSTRIALE BRESCIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 195 750
Address
Via Cefalonia 60
25124 Brescia
Activity type
Other
UNION DES INDUSTRIES METALLURGIQUESMECANIQUES ELECTRIQUES ET ELECTRONIQUES DU RHONE
France
EU contribution
€ 385 562,50
Address
60 Av Jean Mermoz
69008 Lyon
Activity type
Other
MP POLSKIE KLASTRY SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 121 218,75
Address
Dolomitow 15
71 784 Szczecin
Activity type
Other
AGENCJA UZYTKOWANIA I POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 321 550
Address
Ul Kwidzynska 14
91 334 Lodz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)