Cleaner production

Support programme

Micro Grants for SMEs from KET4CleanProduction

This programme is an SME financial support instrument managed under the KET4CleanProduction initiative of the European Commission. Micro Grants are offered for transnational cooperation projects between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and minimum 2 KET technology centres (KET TCs), which...
Support programme

CD2Pro - Sustainable Competitiveness Product Process in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The Sustainable Competitiveness Product Process (CD2Pro) programme assists companies in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in their environmental management projects by mobilising the services of technological experts. The programme focuses on: Decreasing resource consumption (materials, energy, etc.)...
Support programme

PIA - Investment for the future plan

The PIA (Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir) is an industrial policy tool that acts as a catalyst for green growth. It finances innovative projects of all sizes to bring out or develop the industrial sectors of tomorrow. The programme covers a wide range of thematic areas: renewable energy (marine...
Support programme

Green Enterprise

Green Enterprise challenges organisations and companies to produce goods and provide services in more environmentally friendly ways, and to minimise emissions through cleaner production methods. The objective is to achieve a balance between economic and social activity and environmental protection...
Best practices

Clean production for energy savings and reduced waste-management costs

Strong results start with a firm commitment A raft of energy savings and efficiency gains thanks to clean production methods employed under enhanced EMS Reduced waste and boosted energy performance saves € 69 463 a year Kide S. Coop, which is part of the commercial equipment section of the larger...
Best practices

Fine-tuned energy management in French cannery

Better data... in the can Carbon Footprint analysis points to the need for better, comparable data feeding optimised metering and operations Measures lead to 36 % savings on steam production and reduced water consumption by 5.3 litres for each tonne of production The Russy Bémont plant processes 30...
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Pioneering French company invests in new green energy

The fruity aroma of success French fruit wholesaler and marketer turns its 1 800 tonne-a-year headache into an efficient biogas energy and heat plant Energy independence, co-generation potential, fertiliser for farms, partnerships with neighbouring companies, and more Boyer SAS is fresh fruit giant...
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New evaporation and protein extraction system means savings

Converting a challenge into an opportunity... Regional support and advice triggers energy-saving initiative which helps to meet effluent regulations Measures introduced cut CO2 emissions by 1 275 tonnes a year while saving the plant € 150 000 per year Syral Haussimont, a subsidiary of the Tereos...
Best practices

Major agri-food producer reduces annual CO2 emissions in France

Mission 'renewable energy' As part of a wider renewable energy drive at Nestlé, French plant instals efficient biomass boiler Measure cuts CO2 emissions by 6 500 tonnes and energy bills by 40 % annually Specialising in the agri-food sector, the Nestlé Group is present in more than 130 countries and...
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Optimising CO2 consumption by changing technology

A problem with gas Soft drinks-maker tackles the problem of an energy-hungry carbonator with innovative tech The installation cuts energy consuumption by 47 %, saving the company € 147 000 every year SNEMBG manufactures and bottles soft drinks and distributes them in the French Antilles and...
Best practices

Ice pigging in dairies

What's in a name? Dairies explored benefits of employing ice pigging in their production cycles Results showed substantial cost and environmental savings Yeo Valley Farms and BV Dairy in the UK explored cost-effective and environmental alternatives to clean their lines after production. They carried...
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Metal specialist optimises pre-treatment to cut costs and waste

Turning a need into a genuine opportunity Metal specialist rethinks its whole paint pre-treatment line Massive time and cost savings, cleaner processes and a more streamlined process are the results TECNICHAPA develops and manufactures metallic components and cubicles for distribution network for...