PINE is a 3 year Intelligent Energy Europe funded project that started in March 2012. It provides funded professional energy audits to industrial manufacturing SMEs with the aim of implementing energy efficiency measures.
Green Business Growth (“Grøn Erhvervsvækst”) is an innovative private-public partnership that aims to enable the creation of 300 new jobs in the construction industry by promoting energy-efficient construction and renovation of public and private buildings. The initiative has been half funded by the EU and the Southern Denmark Growth Forum and half by the partners. The partners include municipalities, business centres, private companies, a training institution, advisory companies, a financing institution and local craftsmen.
The object of the project promoted by the Basque Government is to replace old and inefficient windows in residential buildings through grant programs, covering a maximum of 22% of the replacement cost.
NORPAC is a construction and consultancy enterprise committed to the incorporation of sustainable energy and energy conservation. Based in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, they employ 750 people. The majority of the work they advise on and implement is in the housing sector but a fast-expanding minority is taken up with environmental industry and commercial space.
Effigénie is a two-year-old start-up headed by young entrepreneurs Camille Thiriez, Cyril Dubus and Clement Raffin . They provide a multidisciplinary team of engineers involved in the fields of energy, automation and information systems. The team develop and install computer programmes designed to help their clients to cut down energy wastage. They typically cater for industrial buildings and local authorities.
Water losses from underground pipelines cost millions in wasted water. The UK company Syrinix ltd has developed a smart water pipeline monitoring system to detect leaks and alert the repair teams.
Barbate, located in Cadiz in southern Andalucía, is one of the municipalities most severely affected by unemployment in Spain. With an economy based on fisheries and tourism, barbate is going through one of the most difficult periods it has ever experienced.
Finnish start-up MetGen is recognised by 'Global Cleantech 100' as one of the top Cleantechs in the world. By genetically modifying enzymesto, the company has produced a solution for biofuel production, waste reduction and water purification, all in one.
Finnish SME, Netcycler, has rapidly gone global, fulfilling Prime Minister Katainen's aim to make the country an international reference for successful Cleantech Industry.