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Using horse manure to power horse shows

Fortum HorsePower

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Finland

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Finnish energy company Fortum had developed a circular renewable energy service, dubbed HorsePower, that used recycled materials to provide a bedding management service for stable-owners, as well as using manure for energy.

TAPA: Rubber substitute for sustainable materials in car components

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Belgium, EU, Spain

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Cikautxo worked with the TAPA (ThermoplAstic fluid handling Pipes for cooling circuits in Automotive sector) project, funded by EIT RawMaterials, to develop new materials for pipes and hoses. They substituted natural rubber with a 100% recyclable thermoplastic material (thermoplastic elastomeric, TPE), using energy-efficient extrusion technology.

Alchemia-nova: treating waste water using green walls

alchemia nova logo

Alchemia-nova, the Institute for innovative phytochemistry and closed loop processes, has colloborated with vertECO, GRETA and LooPi to develop three types of green walls, which treat wastewater to service water standards and create plant biomass and fertiliser.

eChiller - highly energy-efficient cooler with minimal global warming impact

eChiller

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Germany

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eChiller is a refrigerator system developed and manufactured by the German company Efficient Energy which uses only water. 

DuCoop presents innovative solutions for heating, water and energy management for a new district in Ghent with 400+ dwellings

DuCoop invests in sustainable technologies for the Nieuwe Dokken, the new circular districts in Ghent. The cooperative DuCoop provides systems for decentralized water sanitation with water re-use, 4thgeneration district heating and smart energy management. The company contributes to the climate ambitions of the city of Ghent, by closing the loops on water, energy and nutrients.

Calefa - Reusing residual heat to reduce energy costs and GHG emissions for customers and end-users

Calefa

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Finland

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Calefa is a Finnish company specialized in the reuse of residual heat from industry by redirecting the excess heat from industrial processes either to the customer company’s own use or to the district heating network, instead of wasting it as condensed water or air.

LIFE DIANA - turning Petroleum Refinery Sludge into soil with added value

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Greece

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Energy efficiency

The overall objective of the project is the "smart" exploitation of Petroleum Refinery Sludges (PRS) produced by the Refinery of Motor Oil Hellas in Corinth (Greece).

HERA moves beyond waste management to prevention for medicines, foods and bulky goods

cambio il finale motto

With FarmacoAmico, CiboAmico and Cambia il Finale, the HERA has moved beyond its core business to actively prevent medicines, food and bulky goods from becoming waste.

PVC Upcycling - reclaiming PVC, copper and aluminium from decommissioned electric cables

REDEL is an energy provider in Italy. Its activities comprise decommissioning outdated energy installations. The PVC Upcycling project aims to initiate a circular model for reclaiming resources by:

  • de-manufacturing: recovering the PVC of electric cables coming from decommissioned energy plants;
  • re-manufacturing: recycling of the same PVC in products.

VertECO: a vertical ecosystem for indoor and outdoor greywater treatment

vertECO

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Austria

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VertECO consists of a vertical ecosystem (vertical constructed wetland) treating greywater from handwash basins, showers, and laundries.

Getting suppliers involved to better assess circularity throughout the value chain: a project by ENEL

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Italy

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To support ENEL’s transition towards a circular economy, its Global Procurement department aims to achieve a detailed understanding of the flows of its materials (components, environmental impact and recyclability of final products) through the EDP project, which involves its suppliers' commitment.

Futur-E: 23 Italian thermoelectric power plants will get a new life, in consultation with local stakeholders and communities

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Italy

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Enel is a prominent energy actor in Italy. As a result of its investment in renewable energy, 23 obsolete thermoelectric power plants and one mining area are to be decommissioned.
The Futur-E project aims to reconvert these outdated plants into local facilities satisfying criteria of innovation, social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Turning waste into energy by co-generation using biomass

Genesis Biopartner - plant

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Romania

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Local industrial cluster

Genesis Biopartner has built a plant for the co-generation of thermal energy (heat) and mechanical energy (electricity) from biogas in Romania.

Kalundborg Symbiosis: six decades of a circular approach to production

logo of Kalundborg industrial symbiosis

Kalundborg Symbiosis is a partnership between nine public and private companies in Kalundborg, Denmark.

SwitchMed Green Entrepreneurship Programme

Amine, founder of Mornag Eco farm, an ecological farm in Tunisia

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Other (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia)

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Vocational training

The EU-funded SwitchMed Programme supports and connects stakeholders to scale-up social and eco-innovations in the Mediterranean. It promotes inclusive growth, job creation and sustainable development by supporting policy makers, eco-innovative small and medium sized enterprises, industries, start-ups and entrepreneurs in the Southern Mediterranean countries.

Solidarity Computers Initiative

Solidarity computers

The Solidarity Computers initiative aims to extend the useful life of IT equipment that no longer meets the requirements for use. This can be reused by employees for their personal use by buying it for a symbolic fee, or donated to NGOs or to other external entities.

From steel production waste gases to electricity

EDP Spain and the use of waste gases from steel production to produce electricity

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Spain

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The integration of the steel sector into the electricity generation cycle is an example of collaboration between companies from different sectors significantly minimising the environmental impact of their facilities. This integration allows the steel production gases produced by the industrial processes of steel plants to be transferred to an electric company for use as additional fuel.

Leon de Graaf

Leon de Graaf

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Belgium, EU
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As an adviser for environmental and climate policy, Leon de Graaf particularly follows policies related to the circular economy, trade and climate, low-emission mobility, implementation of the Paris climate agreement (COP21) and the European emission trading system (EU ETS). He is also deputy manager of BusinessEurope's corporate Advisory and Support Group (ASGroup). Prior to joining BusinessEurope, Leon worked at the research consultancy Ecorys, focusing on renewable energy and international development issues, at DG COMP on energy and environmental subsidies in Europe, and at the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) on indirect ETS costs for energy-intensive industries. Leon has a MSc in environmental economics and climate change from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in business economics from the University of Groningen.

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