An online project designed to make Europe’s most power-hungry industry more energy efficient has been launched in Amsterdam.
SPiCE3 was commissioned by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), and funded by the European Union, to share best practice on energy consumption in the chemicals industry.
Currently, companies in the chemical sector use a third of all industrial energy in Europe, and Cefic estimates that potentially untapped savings could be made through greater efficiency in smaller chemicals companies.
The €1.35m project has taken six months to develop, and covers a wide range of topics in 13 countries and 12 different languages. It will serve as a central point for companies to access expertise, resources, technology and knowledge.
Alongside the mammoth website, developers ExtraMile Communications will also be producing a regular email newsletter in Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.
ExtraMile Communications Managing Director Gabrielle Hadley said: “The Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for Energy Efficiency Excellence (SPiCE3) project began in April and will continue until July 2014.
“The project is required because although the European chemicals industry has had a strong track record on energy efficiency for more than 20 years, small companies often lack the know-how and the right tools to effectively control their energy use and improve their energy efficiency.
“It will potentially make a massive difference to the industry’s energy consumption.”
SPiCE3 will be delivered by 17 organisations in partnership, including energy consultancy Challoch Energy and NL Agency, a division of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as Cefic and associations from the member countries.
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Notes to editors
1. The sole responsibility for the content of this press release lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EACI nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
2. The Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for EnergyEfficiency Excellence (SPiCE³) aims to foster energy efficiency improvements across the European chemical industry, particularly in small- and medium-sized companies. Coordinated by Cefic, the project brings together chemical industry associations from 13 European countries as well as energy and communication experts. The project will enable companies to benefit from existing energy efficiency tools and exchange best practices through an on-line platform, industry workshops and tailored training. SPiCE³ is co-funded by the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe programme. www.cefic.org/spice3
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