SPICE3 aims to boost energy efficiency across the European chemical industry, particularly in small- and medium-sized companies.
Launched in April 2013, the project enables companies to benefit from existing energy efficiency tools and exchange best practice through an on-line platform, industry workshops and tailored training. Energy efficiency initiatives by chemical companies will also be recognised as part of the industry’s Responsible Care award scheme.
Coordinated by Cefic, the project brings together 11 national chemical federations, which together account for around four-fifths of European chemicals industry sales. The countries represented are Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the UK. Other project partners are energy consultancy Challoch Energy, online communications agency ExtraMile, and NL Agency, a division of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Download the SPICE3 project overview presentation.
The European chemicals industry has had a strong track record on energy efficiency for more than 20 years, but small companies often lack the know-how and the right tools to effectively control their energy use and improve their energy efficiency. Existing industry initiatives designed to fill this gap, such as the Cefic-led CARE+ energy efficiency programme, will be built into SPICE3.
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