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Improving Cold Chain Energy Efficiency

Objective

The ICCEE (Improving Cold Chain Energy Efficiency) project will facilitate Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the cold chains of the food and beverage sector to undertake energy efficiency measures (EEMs) after carrying out supply chain energy audits. The focus on the cold chains of the sector is due to the significant energy requirements (refrigerated transport, processing and storage) with large potentials for savings. The implementation of the holistic approach, shifting from the single company perspective to the chain assessment, lead to increased opportunities for EEMs. To enable the update of EEMs, ICCEE will a) implement and apply an analytical energy efficiency tool to support and facilitate decision-making at different company organisational levels and b) launch a capacity building program towards staff and relevant stakeholders and a community dedicated to support a change in energy culture of the sector. The feasibility of EEMs will be evaluated by considering economic, environmental and social impacts encompassing their entire life cycle and the entire supply chain. Non-energy benefits and behavioural aspects will also be addressed and recommendations on financing schemes for SMEs will be assessed. The first part of the trainings will reach 300 companies through 20 national workshops thanks to the collaboration of associations in the consortium. 32 companies will be trained for the use of the tool in 4 EU workshops. At a final step, ICCEE will launch e-learning courses, which will be available also beyond the project’s lifetime reaching at least additional 64 companies. ICCEE will introduce primary energy savings (118 GWh/year), increase invested capital in sustainable energy (64 million €), and reduce GHG emissions (40,376 tonCO2/year). Capacity building activities allow to increase stakeholders’ knowledge and enhance their energy culture (2000 people). Outcomes from ICCEE will also support policymakers in defining tailored policies for the sector.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Address

Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 247 262

Participants (12)

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INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY STICHTING

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 222 468

FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'USO RAZIONALE DELL'ENERGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 143 550

ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 144 468

ASSOCIAT TECHNIQUE ENERGIE ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 133 125

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 191 250

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

ESCAN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 184 162

SPREAD EUROPEAN SAFETY GEIE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 188 750

EUROPEAN COLD STORAGE AND LOGISTICS ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 88 281

ANAPTYXIAKI EPIMELITIRIOU KORINTHIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 159 375

FEDERATIA PATRONALA ROMANA DIN INDUSTRIA ALIMENTARA - ROMALIMENTA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 76 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 847040

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 997 068,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 066

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Italy