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Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler University Linz

(EI-JKU)

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

The Energieinstitut ander Johannes Kepler Universität Linz is a not for profit research organisation, whose multidisciplinary knowledge of more than one scientific field is essential for energy-related research topics. Our three departments cover Energy Economics, Energy Law and Energy Technologies. Only the combination of these core disciplines allows comprehensive analyses and accounts for all aspects of future-oriented energy topics. We analyse the ecologic and economic effects of new technologies, discuss the most recent developments in the European energy legislation and evaluate strategies for CO2abatement schemes as well as measures aimed at promoting energy and resource efficiency goals. EI-JKU is deeply rooted in the Austrian research community, publishes in high leveljournals and possesses experience of six European research projects in the 7th framework programme and Horizon2020 (PEAKapp #695945, SESAME FP7 #261696, SPARKS FP7 #608224, SunLiquid #322386, ChiBio #289284, and ECHOES #727470). We are a key stakeholder in these international and various national applied research projects concerning Life Cycle Assessment of innovative energy production technologies. The practical applicability of our efforts is always an indispensable focus of the Energy Institute and the scientific results of multiple projects and studies conducted by the EI-JKU have been the driving force for a high number of innovative solutions in the renewables energy business.

Competencies:

The Department of Energy Economics of the Energieinstitut has extensive experience in energy efficiency projects, with the European approaches towards supply security and with socio-economic research, regarding energy and resource efficiency of industry, as well as new technologies and optimization of business models in the field of energy provision. A recent outstanding R&D Roadmap “Energy Efficiency in energy-intensive Industries” (FFG # 843864) elaborated by EI-JKU for the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds, gathered more than 40 representatives of industry and other stakeholders to build a strong vision on industrial energy efficiency in 2050, envisaging innovative breakthrough technologies, cascaded use of energy and resources and a circular economy. A detailed analysis of techno-economical optimization solutionsis developed by EI-JKI in such projects as STORE&GO (Horizon 2020 project), SUNLIQUID (EU-FP7 project), and R&D Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in Textile, Food & Drink Industries (FFG # 854387). Furthermore, a recent example of the dissemination activities carried out by Energy Institute was a workshop they organized in the facility of DG Home Affairs in Brussels on the security of the European power grid. The workshop was attended by experts from politics, grid operators, grid manufacturers, delegates of national security agencies and scientists from all over Europe.

Main tasks attributed in the project

EI-JKU will coordinate S-PARCS and carry out WP leadership in WP1 and WP7. EI-JKU will take all steps for the financial and administrative coordination of the project and frequently control for the timing and the quality of the output. Since S-PARCS is a Coordination and Support Action, interaction with stakeholders from industry, policy makers, regional and federal governments is key for the project success and EI-JKU has significant experience in establishing such links and foster respective cooperation. As examples, EI-JKU has organised high level workshops on the premises of the European Commission (DG Home, 2013) and the European Parliament (2016) to discuss the output of FP7 projects with the responsible politicians.As the leader of WP1 EI-JKU, together with all other S-PARCS partner identifies innovative solutions with regard to energy cooperation and joint energy services in industrial parks and determines existing barriers and opportunities towards these solutions as faced by industrial parks today. EI-JKU will also be responsible for the coordination of the Austrian Lighthouse Parks in WP5 and will support Task Manager EHOO. Most importantly, EI-JKU will identify the best options to turn S-PARCS into a lasting success story of establishing a new energy efficiency culture in industrial parks.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Dr Johannes Reichlis a project manager at the Energy Institute. His research is focused on the development of energy efficiency measures and a quantification of the thereby realised energy savings, and methodologies for impact assessment of technology shifts and natural disasters. He has participated in several research projects concerning energy topics and was the project coordinator of national research projects such as “Blackouts in Austria –1 and 2”, is vice-coordinator of the FP7 project SESAME and the Legal, Ethical,Privacy and Policy Issues (LEPPI) Officer in the FP 7 project SPARKS. He is the chief developer of the software package www.blackout-simulator.com.

Dr. Andrea Kollmann: Since her graduation in economics in 2004 Andrea Kollmann has worked at the Energy Institute as a scientific researcher. After earning her doctorate in energy economics in 2008 with a thesis about regional macroeconomic modelling and the economics of building renovation, she has concentrated on her tasks as a project leader in several large scale research projects in Austria that deal with energy efficiency and new technologies to promote the “smart grid”.

Dr. Simon Moserstudied economic sciences with focus on economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. He specialised on finance, environmental economy, international macroeconomics and industrial economics. Simon Moser graduated in March 2009. From December 2008, Simon Moser was working as assistant at the Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. While becoming junior researcher at the Energy Institute at the JKU Linz he was also employed at the Institute for Environmental Management in Companies and Regions until 2012. Simon Moserdissertated on the topic of supplier obligations and finished his doctoral studies in December 2012. His fields of work include customer behaviour and integration, smart grids, and energy efficiency. In 2015, Simon Moser finished his second field of study(social economics).

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
  • Software development: EI-JKU has developed a Blackout Simulator (available online http://www.blackout-simulator.com/) in the FP7project SESAME (see below).
  • Kollmann, A., Reichl, J. (2012) Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Strategies in the Context of the European Energy Service Directive: A Case Study for Austria. In: Z. Morvaj [Ed.] Energy Efficiency -A Bridge to Low Carbon Economy, Chapter 3, InTech, March, 2012.
  •  Reichl, J., Kollmann, A. (2009) Strategic Homogenisation of Energy Efficiency Measures: An Approach to Improve the Efficiency and Reduce the Costs of the Quantification of Energy Savings. Energy Efficiency,: 189–201.
  • Moser, S. (2013) Poor energy poor: Energy saving obligations, distributional effects, and the malfunction of the priority group. Energy Policy, 61: S.1003.
  •  Moser S., Leutgöb K., Reichl J., Kollmann A. (2012) Making the results of bottom-up energy savings calculations comparable. Thermal Science Volume 16, Issue 3: 687-702.
Relevant Projects

Renewables4Industry (FFG Nr. 858974)
As the second pillar of fossil decarbonisation, EI-JKU developed an unprecedented roadmap for the intensified use of carbon-neutral energy sources in industrial branches. App. 70 experts participated in the workshops and created a holistic vision for renewables in industry, envisaging a share of more than 80% of the energy coming from carbon-neutral sources, but recognizing the need for parallel improvements in primary energy efficiency.

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economic and organizational issues of using industrial waste heat in district heating networks. Working together with OMV and Voestalpine, Austria’s biggest and most energy intensive companies, the consortium elaborated methods helping to define the actual value of industrial waste heat, taking into account investment costs (e.g. economies of scale), technical requirements (temperature), regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

R&D Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in energy-intensive Industries funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds (FFG Nr. 843864)

An outstanding roadmap on the R&D requirements helping to increase energy efficiency in the energy-intensive industries. More than 40 representatives of industry and other stakeholders built a strong vision on industrial energy efficiency in 2050, envisaging innovative breakthrough technologies, cascaded use of energy and resources and a circular economy. New processes and waste heat recovery, increasing primary energy efficiency, are objected to be common in 2050.

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STORE&GO (GA Nr. 691797)

Horizon 2020 project, developing innovative large-scale energy storage technologies and Power-to-Gas concepts after optimization. EI-JKU will predominantly work on the analysis of social and public acceptance of power-to-gas plants/systems within the European Union, on policy recommendations for Power-to-Gas systems primary focused on SNG production and on the analysis on techno-economical optimization options –learning curves, economics of scale, new technologies/materials, alternative plant structures.

SESAME (FP7-contract Nr. 261696)

Threats for the supply of electricity have changed dramatically throughout the last decade: additional to the natural and accidental ones, the new threat of malicious attacks needs to be considered. Such attacks might be jointly imparted so as to affect large portions of the European grid, make repair difficult and cause huge societal impact. The outstanding importance and the far more complex level of interconnectivity of electricity distribution / transmission / generation compared to the supply through other energy carriers -makes the development of a highly focused toolkit for its protection an essential and urgent task the last decade: additional

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Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 84516 information asymmetries).

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Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

Project management and accounting software:

project management and cost adequacy is ensured by the time and budget accounting systems of EI-JKU.

 

Management capacities:

The project coordinator of S-PARCS was vice coordinator of SESAME and the Legal, Ethical, Privacy and Policy Issues (LEPPI) Officer in the FP7 project SPARKS. In addition the entire staff of EI-JKU collaborating in the S-PARCS project management has proven project lead expertise from successfully administered energy projects on the national and European level.

 

Lifecycle software:

EI-JKU is holding active licences of up-to-date lifecycle software GaBi® ts 6.5 and associated databases with over 10,000 environmental profiles of processes and materials. Moreover, the involved experts use the LCA platform http://www.openlca.org/ with a potential access to more than 90,000 LCA datasets from leading LCA data providers such as Think step (GaBi databases), the ecoinvent Centre (ecoinvent) or the research Centre of the European Commission (ELCD).

 

 

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BIZKAIA SORTALDEKO INDUSTRIALDEA, S.A.

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

The Energieinstitut ander Johannes Kepler Universität Linz is a not for profit research organisation, whose multidisciplinary knowledge of more than one scientific field is essential for energy-related research topics. Our three departments cover Energy Economics, Energy Law and Energy Technologies. Only the combination of these core disciplines allows comprehensive analyses and accounts for all aspects of future-oriented energy topics. We analyse the ecologic and economic effects of new technologies, discuss the most recent developments in the European energy legislation and evaluate strategies for CO2abatement schemes as well as measures aimed at promoting energy and resource efficiency goals. EI-JKU is deeply rooted in the Austrian research community, publishes in high leveljournals and possesses experience of six European research projects in the 7th framework programme and Horizon2020 (PEAKapp #695945, SESAME FP7 #261696, SPARKS FP7 #608224, SunLiquid #322386, ChiBio #289284, and ECHOES #727470). We are a key stakeholder in these international and various national applied research projects concerning Life Cycle Assessment of innovative energy production technologies. The practical applicability of our efforts is always an indispensable focus of the Energy Institute and the scientific results of multiple projects and studies conducted by the EI-JKU have been the driving force for a high number of innovative solutions in the renewables energy business.

Competencies:

The Department of Energy Economics of the Energieinstitut has extensive experience in energy efficiency projects, with the European approaches towards supply security and with socio-economic research, regarding energy and resource efficiency of industry, as well as new technologies and optimization of business models in the field of energy provision. A recent outstanding R&D Roadmap “Energy Efficiency in energy-intensive Industries” (FFG # 843864) elaborated by EI-JKU for the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds, gathered more than 40 representatives of industry and other stakeholders to build a strong vision on industrial energy efficiency in 2050, envisaging innovative breakthrough technologies, cascaded use of energy and resources and a circular economy. A detailed analysis of techno-economical optimization solutionsis developed by EI-JKI in such projects as STORE&GO (Horizon 2020 project), SUNLIQUID (EU-FP7 project), and R&D Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in Textile, Food & Drink Industries (FFG # 854387). Furthermore, a recent example of the dissemination activities carried out by Energy Institute was a workshop they organized in the facility of DG Home Affairs in Brussels on the security of the European power grid. The workshop was attended by experts from politics, grid operators, grid manufacturers, delegates of national security agencies and scientists from all over Europe.

Main tasks attributed in the project

EI-JKU will coordinate S-PARCS and carry out WP leadership in WP1 and WP7. EI-JKU will take all steps for the financial and administrative coordination of the project and frequently control for the timing and the quality of the output. Since S-PARCS is a Coordination and Support Action, interaction with stakeholders from industry, policy makers, regional and federal governments is key for the project success and EI-JKU has significant experience in establishing such links and foster respective cooperation. As examples, EI-JKU has organised high level workshops on the premises of the European Commission (DG Home, 2013) and the European Parliament (2016) to discuss the output of FP7 projects with the responsible politicians.As the leader of WP1 EI-JKU, together with all other S-PARCS partner identifies innovative solutions with regard to energy cooperation and joint energy services in industrial parks and determines existing barriers and opportunities towards these solutions as faced by industrial parks today. EI-JKU will also be responsible for the coordination of the Austrian Lighthouse Parks in WP5 and will support Task Manager EHOO. Most importantly, EI-JKU will identify the best options to turn S-PARCS into a lasting success story of establishing a new energy efficiency culture in industrial parks.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Dr Johannes Reichlis a project manager at the Energy Institute. His research is focused on the development of energy efficiency measures and a quantification of the thereby realised energy savings, and methodologies for impact assessment of technology shifts and natural disasters. He has participated in several research projects concerning energy topics and was the project coordinator of national research projects such as “Blackouts in Austria –1 and 2”, is vice-coordinator of the FP7 project SESAME and the Legal, Ethical,Privacy and Policy Issues (LEPPI) Officer in the FP 7 project SPARKS. He is the chief developer of the software package www.blackout-simulator.com.

Dr. Andrea Kollmann: Since her graduation in economics in 2004 Andrea Kollmann has worked at the Energy Institute as a scientific researcher. After earning her doctorate in energy economics in 2008 with a thesis about regional macroeconomic modelling and the economics of building renovation, she has concentrated on her tasks as a project leader in several large scale research projects in Austria that deal with energy efficiency and new technologies to promote the “smart grid”.

Dr. Simon Moserstudied economic sciences with focus on economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. He specialised on finance, environmental economy, international macroeconomics and industrial economics. Simon Moser graduated in March 2009. From December 2008, Simon Moser was working as assistant at the Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. While becoming junior researcher at the Energy Institute at the JKU Linz he was also employed at the Institute for Environmental Management in Companies and Regions until 2012. Simon Moserdissertated on the topic of supplier obligations and finished his doctoral studies in December 2012. His fields of work include customer behaviour and integration, smart grids, and energy efficiency. In 2015, Simon Moser finished his second field of study(social economics).

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
  • Software development: EI-JKU has developed a Blackout Simulator (available online http://www.blackout-simulator.com/) in the FP7project SESAME (see below).
  • Kollmann, A., Reichl, J. (2012) Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Strategies in the Context of the European Energy Service Directive: A Case Study for Austria. In: Z. Morvaj [Ed.] Energy Efficiency -A Bridge to Low Carbon Economy, Chapter 3, InTech, March, 2012.
  •  Reichl, J., Kollmann, A. (2009) Strategic Homogenisation of Energy Efficiency Measures: An Approach to Improve the Efficiency and Reduce the Costs of the Quantification of Energy Savings. Energy Efficiency,: 189–201.
  • Moser, S. (2013) Poor energy poor: Energy saving obligations, distributional effects, and the malfunction of the priority group. Energy Policy, 61: S.1003.
  •  Moser S., Leutgöb K., Reichl J., Kollmann A. (2012) Making the results of bottom-up energy savings calculations comparable. Thermal Science Volume 16, Issue 3: 687-702.
Relevant Projects

Renewables4Industry (FFG Nr. 858974)
As the second pillar of fossil decarbonisation, EI-JKU developed an unprecedented roadmap for the intensified use of carbon-neutral energy sources in industrial branches. App. 70 experts participated in the workshops and created a holistic vision for renewables in industry, envisaging a share of more than 80% of the energy coming from carbon-neutral sources, but recognizing the need for parallel improvements in primary energy efficiency.

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economic and organizational issues of using industrial waste heat in district heating networks. Working together with OMV and Voestalpine, Austria’s biggest and most energy intensive companies, the consortium elaborated methods helping to define the actual value of industrial waste heat, taking into account investment costs (e.g. economies of scale), technical requirements (temperature), regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

R&D Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in energy-intensive Industries funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds (FFG Nr. 843864)

An outstanding roadmap on the R&D requirements helping to increase energy efficiency in the energy-intensive industries. More than 40 representatives of industry and other stakeholders built a strong vision on industrial energy efficiency in 2050, envisaging innovative breakthrough technologies, cascaded use of energy and resources and a circular economy. New processes and waste heat recovery, increasing primary energy efficiency, are objected to be common in 2050.

STORE&GO (GA Nr. 691797)

Horizon 2020 project, developing innovative large-scale energy storage technologies and Power-to-Gas concepts after optimization. EI-JKU will predominantly work on the analysis of social and public acceptance of power-to-gas plants/systems within the European Union, on policy recommendations for Power-to-Gas systems primary focused on SNG production and on the analysis on techno-economical optimization options –learning curves, economics of scale, new technologies/materials, alternative plant structures.

SESAME (FP7-contract Nr. 261696)

Threats for the supply of electricity have changed dramatically throughout the last decade: additional to the natural and accidental ones, the new threat of malicious attacks needs to be considered. Such attacks might be jointly imparted so as to affect large portions of the European grid, make repair difficult and cause huge societal impact. The outstanding importance and the far more complex level of interconnectivity of electricity distribution / transmission / generation compared to the supply through other energy carriers -makes the development of a highly focused toolkit for its protection an essential and urgent task.i.

Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

Project management and accounting software:

project management and cost adequacy is ensured by the time and budget accounting systems of EI-JKU.

 

Management capacities:

The project coordinator of S-PARCS was vice coordinator of SESAME and the Legal, Ethical, Privacy and Policy Issues (LEPPI) Officer in the FP7 project SPARKS. In addition the entire staff of EI-JKU collaborating in the S-PARCS project management has proven project lead expertise from successfully administered energy projects on the national and European level.

 

Lifecycle software:

EI-JKU is holding active licences of up-to-date lifecycle software GaBi® ts 6.5 and associated databases with over 10,000 environmental profiles of processes and materials. Moreover, the involved experts use the LCA platform http://www.openlca.org/ with a potential access to more than 90,000 LCA datasets from leading LCA data providers such as Think step (GaBi databases), the ecoinvent Centre (ecoinvent) or the research Centre of the European Commission (ELCD).

ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency, S.A.

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

ADRAL is the Regional Development Agency from Alentejo. One of the major tasks of ADRAL is the cooperation with all regional, national, and international actors, promoting common initiatives and conjoint projects leaded by the “spirit of partnership”, a fundamental element to successfully accomplish ADRAL`s mission. Since it was created, in 1998, ADRAL has been responsible for the implementation of a wide set of projects and transnational activities, which provided a good know how and experience in terms of transnational projects’ implementation and regional coordination, articulation with other partners and development of common activities.

Competencies:

ADRAL areas of expertise are related to economic animation, support to SME’s (financing, coaching, training…), studies and regional information, support services to public administration, territorial marketing and New Technologies and ICT.

Main tasks attributed in the project

On the scope of its mission, ADRAL “Delivers actions” to promote the regional development of Alentejo and strengthen its economic and productive base in co-operation with other agents and entities in the region, and the ones within European Union, which have a similar purpose, as is stated by the Portuguese Decree of Law 88/99, which regulates Regional Development Agencies statutes. On this basis, there has always been a strict and fruitful cooperation between ADRAL and Vendas Novas Industrial Park, which will be further elaborated in WP5 of S-PARCS.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Eng. Rui Barroso: Currently, Rui is the Executive Director at ADRAL and holds a number of positions, relevant for S-PARCS: he is the Coordinator of the Center for Digital Technologies at CIMAC – Alentejo Central Association of Municipalities, responsible for designing and coordinating ICT and Innovation projects; Member of Executive Committee the Board of Directors at EURADA, European Association of Regional Development Agencies; Member of CCDR (Agency for Regional Coordination) Alentejo Regional Council; Member of the Advisory Committee of the A2020 as representative of ADRAL and ANADER; Member of the Permanent Commission of the Regional System of Technology Transfer of Alentejo; Member of the Strategic Councils of CIMAC, CIMBAL, CIMAA and CIMAL; the representative of ADRAL at the Assembly of the Science and Technology Park of Alentejo; the Representative of ADRAL in the Regional System of Technology Transfer, whose team dynamises its activities. He holds a degree in Computer and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, and participates in structuring projects for the development and promotion of the Alentejo region. Rui participates annually in national and European conferences in the field of innovation, information and energy technologies, as guest speaker of the Government of Portugal, European Commission in Europe and China, APDC, IDC, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, EEEF / DB, Government of Croatia, EURADA. Since 2008 he has had professional experience in the area of development of information technology projects, in companies such as Novabase, Altitude Software in the global services units through Portugal, London, São Paulo. He participated in software projects in the Banking sector in Portugal and the launch of the first generation of online banking in Portugal. Entrepreneur with two business initiatives, ÉTER.COM Lda in Évora and Graycell Lda in Lisbon, both dedicated to the services of information technologies and software development.

 

Daniel Janeiro: Graduated in Business Administration, has been an employee of ADRAL since March 2011, when he started as a SME support technician in the South Alentejo’s Branch of ADRAL. Between August of 2013 and January of 2014 accumulated functions of coordination of the Pole of the South Alentejo’s Branch of ADRAL. In February 2014, he joined the ADRAL SME support team in Évora. In June 2014, assumed responsibility for the operational management of ÉvoraTech – Évora Technology Based Incubator. The following competences stand out: Techniques to support SME’s; Consulting; Elaboration of feasibility studies; Preparation of applications for grants; Management of contents of Business Portal; Management of corporate databases; Support for regional economic development; General management of national and international projects and networks; Preparation of payment claims on national and international platforms; Support for the organization of seminars, workshops and colloquia on regional development themes; Territorial Marketing. Since the beginning of 2017 is a board advisor, being responsible for the national and international projects which belong to ADRAL’s Board.

Relevant Projects

Energia2020 in Alentejo Central

Define and implement an integrated strategy for the development of energy efficiency in Alentejo Central divided into 4 specific areas: Efficiency Public Lighting, Efficiency Buildings, Renewable Energy Production, Transport. It is essential for regions to prepare for energy-related challenges, including climate change, increased external dependence and affordable access to all citizens.

Starnet Alentejo

To develop a collaborative network between interface organizations, public and private, entrepreneurs and reference personalities of Alentejo, supported in videoconference mechanisms and collaborative platforms – Alentejo @ Colab. Strengthen the relationship with the European Commission and its stakeholders to prepare initiatives under the Community support framework 14-20.

Fablab (Centro IDEA)

Fablab ÉvoraTech is part of the Centro IDEA – an activity focused on the area of Innovation, knowledge transfer and the promotion of technology-based business initiatives, within the scope of ADRAL’s activities and Development of European and national innovation projects and the promotion of entrepreneurship and the diversification of the economic and productive base. Thus, it was given the format of an application for a set of activities complementary to each other and that allow to generate entrepreneurial dynamics in its target audience. Given the characteristics of the activities proposed and the results and impacts that are intended to be achieved, the network format has assumed the most appropriate, both in terms of the methodology of action and of the partners of the project itself. This network is based on the skills and experience of a diverse set of beneficiaries and non-implementing partners, who contribute to the implementation of the project and ensure its future sustainability. CENTRO IDEA application was made under the framework of the Alentejo Regional Operational Programme (INALENTEJO) 2007-2013

 

 

 

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Ennshafen OÖ GmbH

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

Ennshafen OÖ GmbH unites the interstate Ennshafen at the border of Lower and Upper Austria. It is a neutral public harbour with private cargo companies operated via PPP model (public private partnership model). Since the beginning of the operative harbour business in the year 1993, annual water cargo handling rose from 30,000 to actually about 700,000 tons, while overall handling of street, railway and waterway cargo reached over 5 million tons. Thanks to the modern trimodal – waterway/railway/street – infrastructure and qualified staff, Ennshafen is an international top industrial location for approx. 60 companies and more than 2,200 people. Some of the companies present in Ennshafen include: the wood processing industry Rumplmayr – burns biogenic residues in a 30 MW cogeneration plant (this produces more than 100 GWh of heat annually, which is currently only used for wood drying, additionally, more than 30 GWh of electricity are generated); the laundry company Wozabal – located nearby and consumes 20 GWh of gas annually on temperature levels between 65 and 180 degrees as well as 10 GWh of electricity; Biomontan – located next to Wozabal and has a heating power requirement of 500 kW; Bernegger from the stones & earths branch, with long-term plans for waste incineration plants generating approx. 20-50 MW of waste heat.

Competencies:

Wood processing, industrial laundry, chemical industry, technical waste treatment. Project partner Ennshafen GmbH is the site agency, i.e. it’s a networking and service company with extensive experience and insight into industry requirements and expectations, that shall prove invaluable in the project as well as in its promotion and dissemination activities.

Main tasks attributed in the project

Ennshafen GmbH is the site agency of the Enns harbour industrial park. Its task is to gather and provide the technical, economic, organizational and legal solutions for barriers in the industrial park that hinder joint energy procurement and joint energy usage. On the other hand, Ennshafen GmbH will spread the information and knowledge produced in S-PARCS to the companies in the industrial park.

Personnel who will take part in the work

DI Dr. Werner Auer: has written his dissertation in Chemical engineering, sine 2014 is employed as the General Manager of Ennshafen port (Ennshafen OÖ GmbH), is responsible for inland port facilities and settlement of companies.

Karin Kainzinger: has received her education in Business Management, joined Ennshafen in 2008 and is currently responsible for Marketing activities, including cooperation in EU projects such as NELI – Cooperation-Network for logistics and nautical education focusing on Inland Waterway Transport in the Danube corridor supported by innovative solutions, DaHar – Danube Harbour Development, HINT – Harmonized Inland Navigation Transport through education and information technology, DAPhNE – Danube Ports development.

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
  • Software development: EI-JKU has developed a Blackout Simulator (available online http://www.blackout-simulator.com/) in the FP7project SESAME (see below).
  • Kollmann, A., Reichl, J. (2012) Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Strategies in the Context of the European Energy Service Directive: A Case Study for Austria. In: Z. Morvaj [Ed.] Energy Efficiency -A Bridge to Low Carbon Economy, Chapter 3, InTech, March, 2012.
  •  Reichl, J., Kollmann, A. (2009) Strategic Homogenisation of Energy Efficiency Measures: An Approach to Improve the Efficiency and Reduce the Costs of the Quantification of Energy Savings. Energy Efficiency,: 189–201.
  • Moser, S. (2013) Poor energy poor: Energy saving obligations, distributional effects, and the malfunction of the priority group. Energy Policy, 61: S.1003.
  •  Moser S., Leutgöb K., Reichl J., Kollmann A. (2012) Making the results of bottom-up energy savings calculations comparable. Thermal Science Volume 16, Issue 3: 687-702.
Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

Ennshafen GmbH is the site agency of the Enns harbour industrial park, i.e. it’s a networking and service company. Necessary infrastructure like computers, meeting rooms etc. are already available

CONSORZIO CUOIO-DEPUR SpA

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

The WWTP equipment and facilities fully belong to the municipality of San Miniato. The consortium CUOIODEPUR Spa has in concession from the municipality the plant management and operation. The board is constituted of 14 members: 9 privates (i.e. tanners) and 5 publics (from the municipality’s administration). CUOIODEPUR is a non-profit joint-stock company by large majority private; the shares are divided between the users (industrialists). The shares cannot be sold or transferred to third persons, they are not a propriety but only an availability of a service. If an industrialist ceases or reduces the effluent the unused shares must be returned to the company.

Competencies:

 The CETP receives the waste waters of about 115 factories (80 tanneries and 35 allied industries) of the industrial area of Ponte a Egola in the municipality of San Miniato and two municipalities, San Miniato and Montopoli (15,000 and 5,000 persons respectively). Most of the tanneries are connected to the CETP by the industrial sewer. The sole leather and different vegetable tanned light leathers are the typical manufactures of the area: Ponte a Egola produces about 95% of the total Italian sole leather. Plant design capacity: 7,500 m3/day of industrial and 3,500 m3/day of domestic effluents in dry period from two municipalities (San Miniato 2500 m3/day and Montopoli 1,000 m3/day). Presently the volume of treated industrial effluent varies between 6,000 and 8,000m3/day. The plant receives also desultory wastewaters and sludge (industrial and urban) delivered by tank-trucks. The WWTP construction started in the year 1980 and had been several times deeply modified and improved until the current situation. At the present the WWTP covers an area of about 13 hectares and employs 34 persons. The total “historical cost” of the WWTP including the sludge thermal drying unit is around It. Liras 91 billion (Euro 47 million).

Main tasks attributed in the project

CUOIODEPUR’s main involvement is in WP5, in addition they will strongly support the S-PARCS partner in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP6 with their experiences in industrial energy cooperation and the provision of energy services.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Gualtiero Mori: Position: WWTP Director

Graduated in biological sciences at the University of Pisa in 1995. In 1999 Ph.D. degree in protystology by discussing a thesis on ethobiomonitoring. In 2000 he received a Master’s degree in “Management and Environment control” at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. Since 2001 he has been a part of WWTP Cuoiodepur as processes assistant and researcher, then since January 2011 as a process manager and coordinator of staff and laboratory. Currently engaged in the following research projects: Project manager of the life project ENV / IT / 0075 BIOSUR: rotating bioreactors for sustainable hydrogen sulphide removal. Technical Manager of the POR CREO 2007 – 2013 Project M.E.TA. Matter and Energy from TAnnery Sludge. Scientific Responsible of the project POR CREO 2014 – 2020 LIGHTAN: Light Tannery.

Andrea Ricotti: Position: Researcher

Graduated in 2014 in Environmental Engineering at University of Florence, he started to work at WWTP plant in 2016 as researcher and technical coordinator of the research activities conducted at the joint university-industry laboratory of Cuoiodepur called CER2CO. Technical manager of the ongoing project called LIGHTAN: New material recovery system and waste water treatment for a better sustainability of the tannery industries.

Francesca Alati: Position: Administrative employee

Responsible for the administrative and accounting department of the technical department. Accounting management. Billing management. Keeping social books. Bureaucracy management. Support for the workers in charge of the technical area.

Sandro Succi: Position: Electro-instrumental Manager

He’s responsible for the functionality of the electrical systems and the operating logic of the plants.Electrical laboratory management, maintenance of electrical systems, instrumentation control and automation.

Moreno Tonelli: Position: Responsible for data processing center

Guarantees the operation of company information systems. Management of supply demand requests. Management of the IT system at the control of the local server for data management and processing. Management of local network issues (communication lines, workstations, activation of maintenance facilities). Support for users. Elaboration of user control and monitoring programs.

Vincenzo Menichetti: Position: Technical employee

Responsible for user control and related services. Skilled maintenance worker. Takes part in ordinary and extraordinary maintenance events. Management of logistics of plants, equipment and instrumentation.

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
  • Giordano C., Boscaro V., Munz G., Mori G., Vannini C., Summer Holidays as break-point in shaping a tannery sludge microbial community around a stable core microbiota; Scientific Reports 6:30376 – July 2016
  • Mannucci A., Munz G., Mori G., Oleszkiewicz J.A., Modelling bioaugmentation with nitrifiers in membrane bioreactors; Water Science and Technology 71(1): 15-21 January 2015
  • Mannucci A., Munz G., Mori G., Makinia J., Lubello C. and Oleszkiewicz J.A., Modelling bioaugumentation with nitrifiers in membrane bioreactors; Water Science and Technology, in press, on line November 2014; DOI: 10.2166/wst.2014.456.
  • Mannucci A., Munz G., Mori G., Lubello C., Oleszkiewicz J.A., Applicability of the Arrhenius model for ammonia oxidizing bacteria subjected to temperature time gradients, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, August 2014; DOI: 10.1007/s11783-014-0751-0.
  • Chiellini C., Munz G., Petroni G., Lubello C., Mori G., Verni F., Vannini C., Characterization and comparison of bacterial communities selected in conventional activated sludge and membrane bioreactor pilot plants: a focus on Nitrospira and Planctomycetes bacterial Phyla, Current Microbiology, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 77-90, February 2013.
Relevant Projects

TIOS: Tecnologie Innovative per l’Ossidazione biologica dei Solfuri. 2005 – 2006

BACON: Ingegnerizzazione di Biotecnologie Ambientali per il COntrollo dei Nutrienti nelleacque reflue civili e industriali. POR. CREO FSE 2009-2011

META: Matter and Energy from Tannery sludge. POR CREO FSE 2011 – 2014

BIOSUR: rotating BIOreactors for sustainable hydrogen SUlphide Removal (BIOSUR). Project LIFE+ (ENV/IT/075). July 2012 – December 2015 

LIGHTAN: LIGHT TANnnery, Nuovi sistemi di recupero risorse e depurazione/trattamento reflui. POR CREO FESR July 2015 – December 2017

 

SESAME (FP7

contract Nr. 261696)

Threats for the supply of elec

tricity have changed dramatically throughout the last decade: additional

to the natural and accidental ones, the new threat of malicious attacks needs to be considered. Such

attacks might be jointly imparted so as to affect large portions of the European g

rid, make repair

difficult and cause huge societal impact. The outstanding importance and the far more complex level

of interconnectivity of electricity distribution / transmission / generation compared to the supply

through other energy carriers

makes t

he development of a highly focused toolkit for its protection an

essential and urgent task.

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economic and organizational issues of using industrial waste heat in district heating

networks. Working together with OMV and Voestalpi

ne, Austria’s biggest and most energy intensive

companies, the consortium elaborated methods helping to define the actual value of industrial waste

heat, taking into account investment costs (e.g. economies of scale), technical requirements

(temperature),

regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economic and organizational issues of using industrial waste heat in district heating

networks. Working together with OMV and Voestalpi

ne, Austria’s biggest and most energy intensive

companies, the consortium elaborated methods helping to define the actual value of industrial waste

heat, takcal requirements

(temperature),

regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economies of scale), technical requirements

(temperature),

regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

Open information asymmetries).

nces (information asymmetries).

Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

CUOIO-DEPUR is responsible for the waste water treatment plant and its annexes in the park Ponte a Egola and also runs the CER2CO lab (joint research laboratory).

)

Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

Chemiepark Linz is a multi-company chemical industry park with more than 3,500 employees. Companies are primarily active in the areas of nitrogen, production of chemical basic products, pharmaceutical products, intermediates and fine chemicals, crop protection, compounds, plastic solutions for the pipe, automotive and packaging industries. Borealis is the main company at the industrial site which embraces another four major and about 25 further companies from the chemical industry. Being the main company and the most important successor of the traditional nitrogen industry located in Linz, Borealis is responsible for the utilities in the whole industrial park which include three steam networks and other gaseous and liquid utility networks.

Competencies:

Borealis is the main company in the industrial park. At Borealis Linz, one of the corporate group’s innovation centers is located. Joint and cross-company utility management can serve as a best practice example. Extensive monitoring of industrial park’s utility provision, transport and consumption are already implemented.

Main tasks attributed in the project

Borealis is the main company in the industrial park and the site’s utility management company. Its task is to gather and provide the technical, economic, organizational and legal barriers in the industrial park that hinder joint energy procurement and joint energy usage. On the other hand, Borealis will use and spread the information and knowledge produced in S-PARCS to the companies in the industrial park in order to further improve efficiency and functioning of the utility management.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Dr. Haralabos Poultidis: studied natural sciences with focus on chemistry / petrology and geology at the University of Vienna. In 1981, he completed his doctorate (University of Vienna). After 5 years of research at the University of Vienna he joined the Chemistry Park in Linz, where he was involved in various tasks (production, purchasing, controlling, finance department, pipeline energy and raw material procurement, environment and energy). Currently responsible for energy management for the Borealis sites in Austria, Germany and Italy.

Ing. Erroll Richtsfeld, MSc: after training as a civil engineer and 10 years of professional practice at a civilian office with the main focus on environmental consulting for commercial and industrial trades, changed to Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH, which is the leading company at the Chemistry Park Linz. In addition, Erroll Richtsfeld completed the Facility Management Program in 2009. In his role as Facility Manager, the real estate as well as the technical and infrastructural management are in the main focus. A further focus is on the energy management tasks for Borealis Agrolinz, which is the producer and distributor of utilities for all the companies at the chemical park.

 

Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

Borealis is responsible for utility management at Chemiepark Linz industrial park. There is extensive monitoring of utility provision, transport and consumption. Sensors provide data to a real-time monitoring system. Utilities include three steam pipeline systems at different temperature and pressure levels and some non-energy utilities. Due to regulatory and economic issues (which will be highlighted in S-PARCS) joint procurement and management of electricity and gas is not feasible.

E)

AVF – ASOCIACIÓN DE FUNDIDORES DEL PAÍS VASCO Y NAVARRA

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

 

The Foundry Association of the Basque Country and Navarra (AFV) is a non-profit organization, created in 1978 with an objective to defend and promote the professional interests of the foundry sector. In 1997 the AFV agreed with the Foundry Association of Catalonia (AFC) to set up the Spanish Federation of Foundry Associations (FEAF). FEAF has its head office in Bilbao, in the headquarters of the AFV, and both organizations share the same human and material resources. The main activities of AFV are to support its members in: commercial, economic, and technical issues. Concerning the technical issues, AFV arranges every year an ambitious training program. AFV cooperates with the government in the development of occupational training programs and in the establishment of professional training plans specific for the foundry sector. AFV consists of 110 associated foundries and 35 providers (RTD organizations, raw materials), which employ in total 13.082 workers, represents almost 1 million Tn production and more than 2.000 million euro turnover. It is represented by iron foundries (82% of the production), non-ferrous foundries (12% of the production), and steel foundries (6% of the production).

 

Competencies:

 

AFV has participated recently in several European projects like “SMART FOUNDRY”, “DIOUFUR” or “FOUNDENERGY”. In terms of education and training issues, AFV has led two major LEONARDO DA VINCI European projects: “Learning system based on the NTIC for the development of the workers key competences in the Foundry sector (ES/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/149051) and “Transfer of experience and knowledge in the familiar SME (2010-1ES-LEO05-20954)”. Currently, AFV is participating in one FP7 European projects called “NIWE” and one LIFE European project under the acronym “FOUNDRYTILE”. Concerning technical issues, AFV arranges yearly an ambitious training program. Additionally AFV has a wide dissemination capacity (current members, business associations, forums) and thus can carry out various dissemination activities, including distribution of bulletins, participation in international fairs, special customized events with its members.

Main tasks attributed in the project

The main task attributed to AFV will consist of sharing their experience with joint contracting of energy within the project and organising the Capacity building activities in Task 6.4.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Matxalen LASECA, has a Degree in Administration and Finance. She joined AFV in 2011. She is the responsible of administration, accounting and financial issues of the company. She has experience in the accounting and management of different European projects as well as in national calls.

Marcial ALZAGA OCHOTECO. Industrial Engineer. He joins AFV in 1995. He is the chief technical officer of the AFV. His experience is based on the management of the different programmes the AFV has developed: training, environment, quality, Research and Development (R&D), etc. He is Evaluator according to the EFQM (Quality Model). He has managed andparticipated in different European programs such as: DIOFUR (6PM), FOUNDRYTILE (LIFE program), MAGISTER (Lifelong learning program), FOUNDENERGY (FP7)… He has experience in management of continuing training schemes, funded by Hobetuz (Basque Foundation for Continuing Education) and the Tripartite Foundation for Training in Employment. He has leaded the joint management in the purchase of electricity in the spanish foundry sector. With this work foundries have obtained more economic prices, in appropriated quality conditions, by means of contracts. He participates in governing bodies of different entities.

Maite RODRIGUEZ GUTIERREZ graduated in Chemistry; she also attended a Foundry intensive course (1000 hours). This course is a very specialized course about Foundry Industry, taught by the Research Center IK4 Azterlan and highly valued between the sector because of the broad technical knowledge of casting all the students get. She joined AFV in 1997. She is the responsible in the Association for the areas of Quality and Environment. She is Evaluator according to the EFQM (Quality Model). She works on all the environmental and standardization issues, such as: Cristaline Respirable Silica affecting foundries, Formaldehyde, scrap waste management… She has worked in many European projects such as DIOFUR (6PM), EDECOM (Leonardo Da Vinci) and she is actually involved in FOUNDRYTILE (LIFE program), FOUNDENERGY (FP7) and NIWE (FP7) and national projects.

Oroitz UNZAIN VILLEGAS. He joined AFV in 2013, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Master in Business Management from an Innovation and Internationalization Perspective. He actively takes part in all the European programs in which AFV is involved. He has participated in FOUNDENERGY (FP7) and he is still taking part in FOUNDRYTILE (LIFE program) and NIWE (FP7). He is involved in dissemination issues of the association as well as on statistics and sector data.

Leire ERRASTI ELORDI. Graduated in Labour Relations from the University of The Basque Country. She is since 2001 the responsible for Training and Education of AFV and has experience managing all types of training programs. She has experience in management of continuing training schemes, funded by Hobetuz (Basque Foundation for Continuing Education) and the Tripartite Foundation for Training in Employment, in which more than 300 training actions were managed, more than 16,500 training hours for a group of more than 3,500 workers. Management in the development of Diagnostics of Training Needs of the Basque Foundry Sector, funded by Hobetuz. Management in the development of different actions, such as: Complementary Action and Accompaniment to Training called “Comparative Study on Access To the continuous training of the different professional categories of the subsector foundries of the Basque Autonomous Community”.

Relevant Projects

FOUNDENERGY, waste heat recovery power generation base on orc technology in foundry industry (fp7-sme-2011-2-285954-foundenergy)

 

NIWE, new induction wireless manufacturing efficient process for energy (fp7-energy-2011-2- 296024 niwe)

 

FOUNDRYTILE, valorization of iron foundry sands and dust in ceramic tile production processlife14 env/es/000252

 

E-decom– learning system based on the ntic for the development of the workers’ key competences. Es/08/llp-ldv/toi/149051

 

MAGISTER, transfer of experience and knowledge in the familiar SME. 2010-1-es1-leo05-20954

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RINA-C

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

Rina Consulting S.p.A. (formerly D’Appolonia S.p.A.), integrates all the engineering consulting companies of the Rina Group becoming the largest fully independent Italian firm providing consulting & engineering services to Clients belonging both to the public and the private sector. The company operates in the markets of Energy, Transport and Infrastructures, Industry, Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables, Space & Defence, Industry sectors and investor support. With a staff of about 1700 engineers, scientists and associated professionals located in more than 20 offices worldwide, Rina Consulting offers high-end services to investors, promoters, operators and contractors, as well as to insurers and public administrations, to support their initiatives. All Rina Consulting services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding and complying with Client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration sustainability and health, safety and environmental targets.

Competencies:

 Rina Consulting is a team of engineers, consultants, designers, planners and specialists supporting public and private Clients from concept to decommissioning, through consultancy, design, management, operation and maintenance. The company provides a wide range of services covering the whole project life cycle from feasibility and specialized technical studies to conceptual and detailed design, prototyping and testing, project management, site engineering as well as operation and maintenance management. Innovation is a key element in all our projects; Rina Consulting has a proved experience in helping its clients in developing their new products and services as well as managing their collaborative innovation processes.

Main tasks attributed in the project

DAPP will be WP4 leader, exploiting its previous experience in both EU research projects and industrial energy audits for the definition of a joint monitoring and evaluation framework also considering legislative aspects. Furthermore DAPP will share its knowledge in terms of energy efficiency measures and RES integration in industrial and manufacturing contexts.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Francesco Peccianti graduated in Mechanical Engineering (“Energy & Aeronautics” curriculum) at the University of Genoa. His work of thesis was carried out during a 6 months internship at “Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse” research center (FRA) and it was focused on a CFD project about icing in the aeronautics field. He worked at “Ansaldo Energia” as Manufacturer Master Planner gaining expertise on the analysis of factory’s workload and planning of the activities. He joined Rina Consulting Research & Innovation division as project manager, being involved in technical activities in the framework of European Projects with a focus on energy topics both in the industrial and non-industrial environment: energy efficiency, renewable energy sources (RES) integration, smart grids and electric vehicles.

Silvia Vela is a Civil and Environmental Engineer graduated at Genoa University. In her academic background, along with courses about structures and infrastructures design, she focused on sustainability, climate change and resilience topics. She has carried out an internship in RINA Consulting aimed at finalizing her master thesis, in which she performed a quantitative risk analysis considering different natural hazards and developed possible adaptation and mitigation strategies for the studied asset as well. Currently, she works in the Environment and Climate Change Business Unit of RINA Consulting, where she is dedicated to performing energy and GHG assessments and renewable energy feasibility studies and to providing technical support for local and international projects in the field of energy and resource efficiency, climate change, risk assessment, action plans development, sustainable development. 

Relevant projects

CELSIUS (FP7 – 314441 – ON GOING):

 

The CELSIUS City Consortium has deployed 12 new technically and economically innovative demonstrators. Another up to 20 state-of-art demonstrators (already in operation) proved the CELSIUS City Concept covering the full FP7 8.8.2 requirements. CELSIUS has a clear strategy and a pro-active approach to Market Outreach, which will strive to commit 50 new cities to the CELSIUS Roadmap by the end of 2016. When fully implemented, this les to 20-45 The reduction in the use of primary energy p.a. CELSIUS City is well positioned to deliver those targets due a strong partnership of major front running European cities and their respective utilities, and further outstanding innovative organizations, with track records both in creating technically and economically innovative demonstrators, as well as in understanding and overcoming the barriers for large scale deployment (e.g. Imperial College (UK), SP (S), TU Delft (NL), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (D), RINA-C (IT), LSE (UK)). CELSIUS has eight work packages targeting on the successful deployment of the 13 new demonstrators (WP3), supported by a collaborative approach to harvest beyond state-of-the-art insights from Tech & Innovation (WP5) and Stakeholder Acceptance (WP6). The local demonstrator perspective is enriched by the Integration & Roadmap (WP2). The final goal for Communication & Market Outreach (WP8) is based on developing the CELSIUS in the Market Uptake (WP7). A powerful project management office (WP1), seconded by rigor monitoring (WP4), coordinates all work packages and assuring over the time of the CELSIUS Consortium, both impactful deployment and sustainable market outreach. DAPP explored in this project the potential of industrial waste heat exploitation for H&C application and its recovery in large natural gas infrastructure and substations for power production.

 

RESILIENT (FP7 – 314671 – TERMINATED):

 

Growing investments in distributed energy resources (DER) – renewable distributed energy generation combined with demand response, energy storage, plug-in electric vehicles and active management of distribution networks – will require new business and technology platforms to manage the increased level of diversity and complexity of global energy management. The increasing variability of both generation and loads will also require more sophisticated and decentralized decision making. The RESILIENT project aims to design, develop, install and assess the energy and environmental benefits of a new integrated concept of interconnectivity between buildings, DER, grids and other networks at a district level. The RESILIENT approach will combine different innovative technologies including smart ICT components, optimized energy generation and storage technologies, also for RES, integrated to provide real time accounts of energy demand and supply at a district level and assist in decisionmaking process. The project strategy relies on a comprehensive R&D and demonstration approach. The proposed integrated concept will be first modelled and simulated for different typologies of buildings and different climates and then installed, monitored and evaluated in three pilot projects (including residential and non-residential buildings) in the UK, Belgium and Italy. These demonstrators will be used to assess the energy and environmental benefits of the new integrated concept and also to validate models and technologies in order for the concept to be easily replicable throughout different climatic areas. The major impact from RESILIENT will be the development of a complete value chain where the annual primary energy demand of buildings collated at a district level is decreased by at least 20% compared to their expected energy performance summed on an individual building basis, this energy gain being associated with a decrease of more than 20% of the CO2 emission reference level. In this project RESILIENT developed and demonstrated advanced control strategies for smart polygenerative district in three demo sites around Europe. These schemes about DR and DSM energy management system could be easily replicated in industrial parks to reduce their energy bills.

 

PLANHEAT (H2020 – 723757 –ON GOING):

 

Public bodies face the lack of appropriate easy-to-use tools to support them in the definition, simulation and evaluation of suitable strategies for sustainable heating and cooling tailored to local conditions for achieving the ambitious targets set-up in their local plans. In light of this, PLANHEAT main objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated and easy-to-use tool which will support local authorities (cities and regions) in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative low carbon and economically sustainable scenarios for heating and cooling that will include the integration of alternative supply solutions (from a panel of advanced key technologies for the new heating and cooling supply) that could balance the forecasted demand. The PLANHEAT integrated tool will be designed to support local authorities in

1) mapping the potential of locally available low carbon energy sources (with specific reference to available RES and waste energy recoverable at urban and industrial level)

2) mapping the forecasted demand for heating and cooling

3) define and simulate alternative environmentally friendly scenarios based on district heating and cooling as well as highly efficient cogeneration systems matching the forecasted demand, levering on the use of RES and waste energy sources and with proven economic viability

4) understanding the interactions of these new scenarios with the existing infrastructures and networks (among which district heating and cooling gas, electricity, sewage, transportation) and identify potential for further extension and upgrade of district heating and cooling networks

5) evaluate the benefits (in terms of energetic, economic and environmental KPIs) that the adoption of the new scenarios will generate against the current situation (i.e., baseline).

Moreover, sound training and replication strategies involving a number of other public authorities have been set-up towards the empowerment of the expected project impacts. The PLANHEAT tool mapping module will be also able to evaluate the potential of industrial waste heat for local H&C applications all around Europe proposing a new business stream for industries.

E)

TECNALIA – Fundación TECNALIA Research &
Innovation

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA) (www.tecnalia.com) is the leading private, nonprofit, and independent research and technology entity in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing 1,295 people (214 PhD holders). The foundation’s turnover was 102.6 M€ in 2015. In the field of Intellectual Property Rights, TECNALIA holds 94 families of patents for a total 378 patents, which are either property of the foundation or exploited jointly with third parties. TECNALIA is a key agent in the European Research Area, holding position 11th among RECs and 23rd overall in EC’s 7th FP7 Monitoring Report. TECNALIA was very active in FP7, participating in 377 projects and coordinating 81 of them; in H2020, the foundation participates in 83 projects, coordinating 17 of them, according to the results obtained by the end of 2015. TECNALIA is organized in business divisions covering research and innovation activities in the fields of energy and environment, industry and transport, information and communication technologies, construction, and health and quality of life. Several cross-cutting activities support these technical divisions, among them the expert group POINT-Policies for Innovation and Technology, which links the technological challenges to the policy environment on local, regional and European level.

Competencies:

The 15 policy experts at POINT apply a wide range of tools related to innovation policy, such as foresight, spatial planning, impact assessment and more. This group of experts works in close collaboration with the technological departments to explore, define and recommend those policy actions that help to turn technological progress into social and market innovation. POINT is well positioned on European level through alliances such as the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP) or the EERA Joint Programme e3s, which works on the economic, social and environmental impacts of energy technologies and policies.

Main tasks attributed in the project

TECNALIA will be the leader of WP5 and will organise all inter- and intrapark activities. In addition, TECNALIA will work closely with project partners BSI an AFV. Also, TECNALIA will cooperate with the other S-PARCS partners in WP1, WP2, WP4, WP6 and WP7.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Daniela VELTE (Degree in Translation and Economics from the University of Heidelberg) has been working for TECNALIA since April 2006 and is part of POINT, Tecnalia´s expert group for Innovation and Technology Policies. She works with the Office of Technology Evaluation of the European Parliament (STOA) on energy technologies and is the coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme e3s “Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies”. She is presently participating in a study on reindustrialization focussing on the European PV industry, a study on business opportunities related to Smart Grid Technologies and the H2020 project “ECHOES Energy CHOices supporting the Energy Union and the Set-Plan”. In 2013 /2014 she coordinated the road mapping work in the EUfinanced project CRM_InnoNet on the substitution of critical materials, which addressed some of the key energy technologies, such as electricity storage and electric drives. Between 2008 and 2010 she coordinated the ESPON Applied Research Project “ReRisk Regions at Risk of Energy Poverty”, and also led the work package on social acceptance within the European Foresight Network EFONET. Prior to joining Tecnalia, she has been a partner and senior researcher at Prospektiker European Institute for Futures Studies and Strategic Planning for 15 years. During this time she was in charge of managing most of the company’s European research projects, including “EurEnDel – Technology and Social Visions for Europe’s Energy Future”, “Eco-Service Development: Reinventing Supply and Demand in the European Union” and “Sustainable Consumer Services”, all of which have been published in a book form. She also conducted numerous studies for the Strategic Planning Department of the Spanish utility Iberdrola and managed the company’s strategic observatory during eight years. Between 2007 and 2012 she managed the Strategic Observatory of the Basque Environmental Agency Ihobe after having elaborated the Strategic Research Plan 2008 – 2010 for the Cluster of Environmental Companies, ACLIMA, also based in the Basque Country, Spain.

Mirari ZALDUA is project manager and researcher at TECNALIA’s horizontal expert group Policies for Innovation and Technology (POINT), having 15-years’ experience in innovation research. She is B.Sc. in Human Sciences by the Deusto University in 2000 and she also holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration (Universidad de Deusto, Spain, 2001). In TECNALIA she is project manager and researcher in the area of innovation and technology research and policies, and has been involved in many projects dealing with innovation indicators, analysis of sectoral innovation, clustering, policy impact assessment, and more recently Key Enabling Technologies and Circular Economy. She participated in several FP7 and FP6 projects, as well as INTERREG IVC, INTERREG IIIB, MEID, ESPON and Leonardo da Vinci projects, but also service contracts with the EC. Most relevant recent projects she has been involved in include: FUTURING European Industry in the Circular Economy (H2020, 2016-2018), EU-GREAT – European guide and recommendations for the combined funding of large-scale RDI initiatives (H2020, 2015-2017), TR3S – Towards Smart Specialisation for Smart Growth Spirit (INTERREG IV, 2012-2014); EU-KNIGHTS – EU KETs supported innovative industry for high growth and sustainable globalization (FP7, 2013-2015); mKETs pilot lines action (EC contract, 2013-2015); RO-cKETs – Methodology, Work plan and roadmap for cross-cutting KETs activities in Horizon 2020 (EC contract, 2013-2014), MEID – Mediterranean eco-industrial Development (EC, MED Programme, 2011-2014), MITKE – Managing Industrial Territories in the Knowledge Era (EC, INTERREG IVC, 2088-2011).

Patxi HERNÁNDEZ is an Industrial Engineer specialized in Energy Technologies from the University of the Basque Country and holds a Ph.D. from University College Dublin in the field of life cycle energy performance evaluation. Since 2010 he works as a researcher in the Energy & Environmental Division at TECNALIA on a variety of projects related to selection & development of sustainability indicators, sustainability assessment, and life cycle analysis and environmental labelling of products and processes. He is also a registered verifier of Environmental Product Declarations with EPD International, and has worked on ecodesign and improving environmental performance of a variety of industries.

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
  • Koljonen, T., Iñarra, P., Kubeczko, K., Laes, E., Lechón, Y., Tomasgard, A., Velte, D., Virdis, M.R. (2016), “How to tackle societal change in the transition to low-carbon societies?”, Proceedings of the 7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference 2016, September 6-9, 2016, Wuppertal
  • Velte, D. et al. (2015), “Roadmaps for the substitution of critical raw materials. Final report, CRM_InnoNet project”
  • Faberi, S., Paolucci, L., Velte, D. and Jiménez, I. (2014) “Methanol: a future transport fuel based on hydrogen and carbon dioxide? Science and Technology Options Assessment”, European Parliamentary Research Service, European Parliament, PE 527.377- April 2014
  • Tarantini, M., Preka, R., Litido, M., Domici, A., Segreto, A., di Paolo, A., Zaldua, M. et al. (2013), “Sustainable Industrial Areas in Mediterranean countries. Toolkit for SMEs and Local Authorities”
  • Ricci, A., Faberi, S., Brizard, N., Bougnoux, B., Degel, M., Velte, D. and García, E. (2012), “Smart Grids / Energy Grids – The Techno-Scientific Developments of Smart Grids and the Related Political, Societal and Economic Implications (Study and Options Brief)”. IPOL-JOIN_ET(2012)488797.
Relevant Projects

EERA Joint Programme e3s: “Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies”. Client: EERA European Energy Research Alliance. Ongoing since 2013

ECHOES: “Energy CHOices supporting the Energy Union and the Set-Plan”. Client: EC, H2020. Ongoing since 2016

PITAGORAS: Sustainable urban planning with innovate and low energy thermal and power generation from residual and renewable sources (FP7 2013-/2017)

MEID – “Mediterranean eco-industrial development”. Client: European Commission, MED Programme. 2011-2013

MITKE: “Managing industrial territories in the knowledge era”. Client: European Commission, H2020. 2008-2011

 

SESAME (FP7

contract Nr. 261696)

Threats for the supply of elec

tricity have changed dramatically throughout the last decade: additional

to the natural and accidental ones, the new threat of malicious attacks needs to be considered. Such

attacks might be jointly imparted so as to affect large portions of the European g

rid, make repair

difficult and cause huge societal impact. The outstanding importance and the far more complex level

of interconnectivity of electricity distribution / transmission / generation compared to the supply

through other energy carriers

makes t

he development of a highly focused toolkit for its protection an

essential and urgent task.

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economic and organizational issues of using industrial waste heat in district heating

networks. Working together with OMV and Voestalpi

ne, Austria’s biggest and most energy intensive

companies, the consortium elaborated methods helping to define the actual value of industrial waste

heat, taking into account investment costs (e.g. economies of scale), technical requirements

(temperature),

regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economic and organizational issues of using industrial waste heat in district heating

networks. Working together with OMV and Voestalpi

ne, Austria’s biggest and most energy intensive

companies, the consortium elaborated methods helping to define the actual value of industrial waste

heat, takcal requirements

(temperature),

regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

Open Heat Grid (FFG Nr. 845161)

Legal, regulatory, economies of scale), technical requirements

(temperature),

regulatory barriers, and organizational hindrances (information asymmetries).

Open information asymmetries).

nces (information asymmetries).

Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

INGRID: New Experimental Infrastructure for Smart Grids. INGRID is a living and tailored infrastructure that is closely in contact with the industry and the global scientific community, providing support on applied research and the technological development of companies. INGRID is a singular international level laboratory, with a great experimental capacity in high-voltage and high-power. It focuses on experimenting equipment and components, smart grids, electric systems for renewable energy and smart management of the consumption of electric power.


 

 

 

CIRCE Foundation – Research Centre for Energy Resources and
Consumption

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

CIRCE Foundation (Centre of Research for Energy Resources and Consumption) was established in 1993 as an independent Research Centre to create and develop innovative solutions and scientific/technical knowledge and to transfer them to the business sector in the field of energy. CIRCE’s mission is to drive forward improvements in energy efficiency and to spread the use of renewable energy by means of the development of R&D activities and formative actions, thereby contributing to a sustainable development. Over 190 professionals with a broad variety of profiles compose the team of people working at CIRCE. Since 1993, CIRCE has conducted more than 2.500 R&D&I projects at national and international level and has trained more than 1.850 professionals from 47 countries within the postgraduate courses CIRCE promotes. In year 2001, CIRCE was recognized as National Centre of Innovation and Technology. CIRCE maintains a national leadership position in the field of energy, being the second national research centre getting more projects in competitive calls during period 2014-2015 in Spain. The main research topics in CIRCE are: energy efficiency, wind and solar power, natural resources, biomass, electrical substations, smart-grids and storage, thermal power systems and emissions reduction, sustainable mobility and energy socioeconomics. CIRCE carries out R&D activities with the ultimate aim of ensuring the energy efficiency of products, processes and services that contribute to reducing energy demand without compromising supply comfort and safety. The concept of energy efficiency ranges from the search for better technology on thermal and electric systems in a broad scope of sectors (biomass heaters, process ovens, thermal power stations, industries with intensive energy usage, cogeneration and desalting systems, etc.), to changes in behavior regarding energy usage, encouraging a wiser more sustainable consumption.

Competencies:

 The main research topics in CIRCE are energy efficiency, wind and solar power, natural resources, biomass,electrical substations, smart-grids and storage, thermal power systems and emissions reduction, sustainablemobility and energy socio-economics.

Main tasks attributed in the project

CIRCE will be the leader of WP 3 Industrial Park Service Initial Assessment Tool, delivering the systemspecification, including energy demands and energy productions, within the algorithm, and outputs. Inaddition, CIRCE will work in WP5 with ADRAL in the development of cooperative energy efficient solutionsfor Parque Industrial de Vendas Novas (Portugal) and cooperate with other partners in WP1, WP2, WP6 andWP7.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Mr Francisco Barrio. Physicist at the University of Zaragoza. (Spain, 2003). In 2004, Healso successfully completed a Master Degree in EcoEfficiency, Energy Saving andIndustrial Ecology at the same University. He joined CIRCE in 2005 as a project managerand then became Director of the Energy Efficiency Area, and now he is Director of theSustainability and Energy Use Area, with over twenty employees. During his almost 10years of professional career, he worked and developed several energy efficiency projects atNational and International levels and new advanced postgraduated courses. The mostrelevant ones can be summarised as follow: (i) Postgraduate in Renewable Energy (2010),(ii) Postgraduate in Computational and Communications Tools for scientist (2003), (iii)Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude (2003). All of them conferred at the University ofZaragoza. In addition, he also is Trainer of the Trainers in Energy Certification of Buildingsby IDAE, and he also holds the highest level certification for professionals in energymanagement since he successfully completed both programmes: the Certified EnergyManager (CEM), which is internationally recognised; and the “Train-the-trainer” as CEM trainer by the AEE (Association of Energy Engineers). AEE is the most representative association for energy professionals at international level which has more than 16.000 members at 89 different countries. He also got the title “Chief auditor in Energy Management Systems according to ISO 50001” which is certificated by the British Standard Institution, and is qualified to measure and verify energy efficiency tasks in organisations (IPMVP), and to perform internal audits on energy efficiency management systems in compliance with ISO 50001:2011 and ISO 19011:2002 requirements. He also is the responsible of the certification of “Building and Industry Energy Auditor”, which is the unique accredited by ENAC (National Accreditation Agency in Spain) in compliance with the Norm UNE/EN ISO 17024:2012. He is member of the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification board for AEN/CTN 216, working in three technical normalization committees (CTN ́s). He also has participated actively in an important number of energy efficiency projects applied in industrial, service and residential sectors. He is co-author of several international publications and has participated in several Horizon 2020, FP7 and IEE projects.

Mr. Luis Enrique Acevedo Galicia. Mechanical engineer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2008. In 2010, he also completed an MSc at the same University. He obtained a second MSc in the University of Zaragoza, Spain in 2012. He completed a PhD at the same University and got a prize for the best academic record in 2016. Besides, Luis Enrique Acevedo has been focused in his professional career on the study of new programming technics and numerical methods. He has been participating in courses such as Numerical methods for steady-state convection-diffusion problems and the diploma of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Research, both at University of Zaragoza. Since he finished his studies, he has been working on the research field. For almost seven years (since 2011), he has been collaborating and working at CIRCE, in the Natural Resources Department, and since then, his work has been focused on mathematical simulation on energy efficiency and environmental aspects by applying energy and exergy balances, as well as Thermoeconomic analyses to optimize different industrial process (focused on industrial furnaces). He was part of the development of the TAESS v2.0 (Thermoeconomic Analysis of Energy System Software), which is a powerful tool designed to easily perform exergy studies and allocate exergy cost to complex energy systems. Since 2016, Luis Acevedo is part of the Energy and Environmental Technologies Area, at CIRCE, and he collaborates in the performance of numerical models of desalination process, heat transfer process and phase change materials. He has actively participated in the following European projects: H2020: EDEFU, VULKANO. National Projects: Trhiberde.

Dr. Tatiana García-Armingol: Stablished Researcher (R3) in Process Integration Group of the Energy and Environmental Technologies Area at CIRCE. She is Chemical Engineer and PhD in Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, both with honors, achieving a relevant national and international research and industrial experience and including a research stay in Imperial College of London. In 2016, she was granted by the Torres Quevedo Program of the Spanish Economy and Competitiveness Ministry, aimed to promote innovative post- doctoral research activities. Considering only indexed peer review international journals, she has an accumulated impact factor of 38.84. Developing her professional career in the research field during more than 10 years, she has gained a very valuable experience in broad range of R&D projects (public funding and client oriented) related to the efficient energy management, environmental assessment, the use of alternative fuels, diagnostic methods applied to the instrumentation for monitoring various energy and environmental meaningful parameters, industrial process sustainability and development of software tools based on LCA/LCC premises as a path to perform multi-objective optimisation along the whole value chain.

Eduardo Alcalde Germán is an Electronic Engineer at the University of Zaragoza (Spain 2008). In 2009, He also successfully completed a Master Degree in Eco Efficiency, Energy Saving and Industrial Ecology, a Postgraduate in Renewable Energy in 2010, a Master in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in 2014 (University of Zaragoza, Spain).He has worked as Head of Facilities and Maintenance in energy service companies managing energy efficiency projects and renewable energy for two years. He has been part of CIRCE –Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption- since 2009 as Project Manager in the Energy Efficiency Research Group. He has participated actively in several energy efficiency projects regarding industrial, service and residential sectors. He is specialized in energy audits and energy management system of different kind of installations and buildings and he has participated in several Horizon 2020 projects. He has more than 2.000 hours of teaching experience in several courses of the University of Zaragoza (Masters and postgraduate) in the energy sector. In addition, he got the title “Chief auditor in Energy Management Systems according to ISO 50001” which is certificated by the British Standard Institution. He is qualified to measure and verify energy efficiency tasks in organisations (IPMVP), and to perform internal audits on energy efficiency management systems in compliance with ISO 50001:2011 and ISO 19011:2002 requirements. He has participated actively in an important number of energy efficiency projects applied on the industrial, service and residential sectors. He also has the title “Building and Industry Energy Auditor”, which is the unique accredited by ENAC (National Accreditation Agency in Spain) in compliance with the Norm UNE/EN ISO 17024:2012. He is member of the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification board for AEN/CTN 216, working in three technical normalization committees (CTN ́s).

María D. Mainar Toledo is Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering in Energy, Heat Transfer and Fluids from the University of Zaragoza (2004), in 2009 she obtained a Renewable Energy Postgraduate and an Eco-efficiency and Energy Markets Master and in 2014 a Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Master Degree from the University of Zaragoza. She has been part of the Energy Efficiency Area group of CIRCE Foundation as project manager and researcher, primarily in the area of energy characterization and environmental performance improvement of different business sectors and supporting and encouraging public administration and private sector in the way of sustainability within European projects or Tenders such as Establishment of the “European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service”. She has also participated in the preparation and implementation of European project proposals under the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe Program, Eco innovation, FP7 and in Horizon 2020. She contributes to the scientific community and society through scientific publications in indexed journals with the results and contributions at conferences coming from studies and projects where she participates.

 

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
  • Tatiana García Armingol, Ana M. López. Handbook for the use of the tool from ’WP4: Development of the LCE4ROADS software tool’. LCE4Road project. Public report. 2016

    Patricia Royo, Víctor José Ferreira, Ana M. López-Sabirón, Tatiana García-Armingol, Germán Ferreira. Retrofitting strategies for improving the energy and environmental efficiency in industrial furnaces: a case study in the aluminium sector. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, under review, 2017

    Aranda-Usón, A., Ferreira, G., Mainar-Toledo, M.D., Scarpellini, S., Llera Sastresa, E. Energy consumption analysis of Spanish food and drink, textile, chemical and non-metallic mineral products sectors (2012) Energy, 42 (1), pp. 477-485. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2012.03.021

    Zambrana, D., Aranda, A., Ferreira, G., Barrio, F. Energy-flow methodology for thermodynamic analysis of manufacturing processes: A case study of welding processes (2012) Defect and Diffusion Forum, 326- 328, pp. 366-371. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.326-328.366

    Aranda A., Barrio, F., Zabalza, I., Díaz, S.. Técnicas para la Elaboración de Auditorías Energéticas en el Sector Industrial (2010) Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza. Universidad de Zaragoza. ISBN: 978-84- 92521-12-8

Relevant Projects
  1. SCOoPE – Saving COOPerative Energy (H2020, 2016-2019): SCOoPE project will work directly with energy-intense agro-food industries to implement cross-cutting and collaborative energy management systems addressed to reduce their energy consumption, and will further spread this knowledge within technicians, businesses managers, and energy and agro-food institutions.

  2. ENERINVEST – Spanish Sustainable Energy Financing Platform (H2020, 2016-2019): The technical and economic viability of sustainable energy projects is of great interest to public institutions, businesses and individuals due to the associated energy savings and the additional economic and environmental benefits. ENERINVEST addresses those issues by creating a consulting platform which will provide financial, technical and legal solutions to sustainable energy, facilitating the dialogue among the different stakeholders involved. ENERINVEST aims to become the reference Spanish platform in the field of sustainable energy projects financing, which covers the existing gap between the financial sector and the sustainable energy sector, hence, promoting a higher and more efficient investment in sustainable energy projects.

  3. TRIBE – Training Behaviours Towards Energy Efficiency (H2020, 2015-2018): TRIBE project will develop a new energy efficiency videogame, running with real data from public buildings. It will provide a “controlled training regime on energy efficiency, administered in a very motivational way”. The game will include the different relevant aspects for improving the energy efficiency in buildings. The barriers and drivers for an individual and collective behaviour change towards energy efficiency will be studied by psychologists and sociologists, addressing public building users, owners and operators.

  4. LCE4ROADS – Life Cycle Engineering approach to develop a novel EU-harmonized sustainability certification system for a cost-effective, safer and greener road infrastructures. The aim is to develop a new, green, holistic and EU-harmonised ecolabeling methodology integrating a Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) approach: environmental indicators along with the economic, technical and social aspects, for the assessment of future and existing road infrastructures, as well as their construction materials such as asphalt mixtures and cement-based materials.

    INDUSTR3ES – Industrial Energy and Environment Efficiency. The overall objective of the INDUS3ES project is the development and demonstration of an innovative, adaptable compact and economically competitive system based on absorption heat transformer technology for recovering and revaluing low- exergy waste heat from industrial processes. The developed system would be easily adapted into various industrial process and sources.

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Euroquality

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

Established in 1997, Euroquality is a service provider specialised in innovation consulting. Its main activities are innovation consulting, economic studies, policy evaluation, technological and technical studies, development of communication material, training, and the management of national and European projects. For 20 years, Euroquality has been able to adapt to the different technological mutations and always be at the top of innovation consulting, with a staff made of doctors and engineers advising international clients on the development of their innovations.

Competencies:

Euroquality has also been involved as project manager in a large number of projects on PF6, FP7, H2020 programmes, bringing its knowledge on several technical topics and its strong expertise on the management of EU projects and rules. This expertise is considered essential by most coordinator of projects EQY has worked with, because it helps ensuring the right implementation of the project in due time and by respecting the rules, using already approved methodologies and tools.

Main tasks attributed in the project

EQY is the WP6 leader and especially in charge of communication, training and networking activities. EQY has great experience in building websites and organising communication activities related to EU projects. Moreover, with 20 years of building and participating in EU projects, EQY has built a network that will serve the project for the networking activities. Finally, as an accredited training company, EQY will bring its expertise for the training activities.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Yannick LAFON, is an energy engineer and got a Master’s Degree in political sciences. He will be in charge of the project in EQY and notably of the communication and networking activities. With more than 2 years’ experience in EU projects, he has been participating in the management of the H2020 WINETWORK project and is currently participating to the management and communication of the LIFE FARBioTY project.

Barthélémy MAILLARD is an engineer in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Management. As a confirmed manager, he will be in charge of supporting Yannick for specific and determinant tasks. He will also be responsible for the training activities because he has a good training experience. He is also the current project manager of H2020 WINETWORK project.

Marc PONSAR is the director of EQY. With about 20 years of experience in European projects, he will have the role of validation of the key material produced by EQY.

 

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Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna (SSSA)

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

The Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA), founded in 1967, is an autonomous, special-statute, public research university operating in the field of applied sciences, i.e. law, medicine, agriculture, engineering, political science, economics and management. The aim of the SSSA is to: offer high-quality undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education; promote the development of cultural, scientific and technological research, and innovation; assure the continuous interaction between research and education.

The SSSA consists of 8 research institutes and the project will be carried out by the Sustainability Management group (SUM) of the Institute of Management.

Competencies:

The mission of the Sustainability Management group is to combine the knowledge of business management and policy making with the principles of sustainability, through scientific research and empirical investigations on: Corporate Sustainability Management, Environmental Management, Resource Efficiency Management. The goal of SUM is to blend managerial and technical expertise in the promotion of sustainability principles. Our partners are both private and public organizations, interested in integrating sustainability in their strategies.

SUM researches are focused on many topics about environmental management as (for instance):

  • ●  Environmental Management Systems and cluster approach for environmental improvement Industrial

    ecology and Eco-industrial Parks

  • ●  Energy efficiency strategies

  • ●  Environmental Innovation and Green Technologies

  • ●  Ecosystem services in a governance and business perspective

  • ●  Life-Cycle Assessment and Product Environmental Footprint

  • ●  Market assessment and multicriteria evaluation of green technologies

  • ●  Public – Private Partnership

  • ●  Waste management and policies

  • ●  Science/technology innovation systems

    The Institute of Management -SUM area- coordinates and participates in National, European and International projects on environmental management. These projects are funded by European Commission: LIFE programme, MED programme, FP7, HORIZON2020 and others) or national Institutions, Public Administrations as regional or local authorities and private companies.

Main tasks attributed in the project

SSSA will lead WP2 and will work in WP5 with Cuoio-Depur in the development of cooperative energy efficient solutions for the park Ponte a Egola (Pisa) and cooperate with other partners in WP1, WP3, WP4, WP6 and WP7.

Personnel who will take part in the work

Marco Frey : Full Professor and Director of Institute of Management
He holds a degree in Economic and Social Sciences from the Bocconi University, Milan, in 1986 and in 2000 he was awarded the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship. He is
Full Professor of Economics and Business Management, leader of the Sustainability Management Research Group (SuM) at Sant’Anna School and Research Director at IEFE (Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy – Bocconi University, Milan).
Marco Frey is chairman of Global Compact Italian Foundation – which is a body of the United Nations – and National President of Cittadinanzattiva, a non-profit organization which promotes civic participation and the protection of citizens’ rights in Italy and Europe. The Professor is expert of, Life-Cycle Management, Economics and Management of Voluntary Certification Schemes, Environmental Innovation and Competitiveness, Stakeholder engagement, Environmental Innovation and Green technologies, Energy management, Corporate Environmental Management.

Fabio Iraldo: Associate Professor.
Fabio is responsible for research projects on sustainable products and services development, EcoDesign, environmental product innovation, green marketing, Green Procurement Policies and Supply Management. The main research area of Fabio Iraldo are: Corporate Environmental Management, Life- Cycle Management, Economics and Management of Voluntary Certification Schemes, Environmental Innovation and Competitiveness, Sustainable marketing, Environmental reporting, Stakeholder engagement, Environmental Innovation and Green technologies, Green Public Procurement, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety Management, Environmental Economics, Public Policies for Sustainable Local Development.
He is scientific Committee Coordinator at Rete Cartesio. It is a network promoted by some Italian regional authorities, is aimed to reach and diffuse collective solutions in cluster sustainable management. He held training courses on environmental, safety and social management, project manager of researches in many fields.

Francesco Testa: Associate Professor.
He graduated in Economics at the University Partenope of Naples and holds a Ph.D. in Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. He is also Associate Professor at the Institute of Management of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Sustainability Management. He collaborates, as a project manager, with large and medium-sized companies, the regional governments (e.g. Tuscany) in the field of economics and management of innovative environmental policy instruments and their relationship with the economy fundamentals and competitiveness. He is a lecturer in Environmental Management at the international PhD in Management (Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare) and at the Master of environmental Management and Audit –efficient management of resources held at Sant’Anna School.

Eleonora Annunziata: Post-doctoral Researcher
She graduated in Economics, Environment and Health at the University of Siena and holds a Ph. D. in Management – Innovation, Services and Sustainability at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She is Post-doc research fellow at Institute of Management of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in the Sustainability Management area. She is member of the EERA Joint Programme on the Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies (e3s). Since 2008 she has participated in national and international projects about the development of business models for sustainable/innovative technologies in close collaboration with companies and research institutions from all over Europe.

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
  • Corsini, F., Rizzi, F., Gusmerotti, N.M., Frey, M., 2015. Extended Producer Responsibility and the Evolution of Sustainable Specializations: Evidences From the e-Waste Sector, Business Strategy And The Environment, 466–476.

    F. Rizzi, I. Bartolozzi, A. Borghini, M. Frey, 2013. Environmental Management of End-of-Life Products: Nine Factors of Sustainability in Collaborative Networks, Business Strategy and the Environment 22(8), 561-572.

    Frey, M.,Testa, F., Iraldo, F., 2013. The determinants of eco innovation in green supply chains: evidence from an Italian sectoral study. R & D Management, 352–364.

    M. Frey, F. Rizzi, 2013. The management and governance of new service models in the environmental and energy sectors. In: New Business Models and Value Creation: A Service Science Perspective, 193–213

     

    F. Iraldo, F. Testa, M. Frey (2009), Is an Environmental Management System able to influence environmental and competitive performance? The case of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)in the European Union Journal of Cleaner Production , Journal Of Cleaner Production , pp. 1444-1452.

Relevant Projects
  1. 2017-2020 ENHANCE: aims to improve the implementation of regional policy instruments oriented to increasing the efficiency of resources by the exchange of experiences and practices on supporting EMAS registration and sustainability in industrial areas. (INTERREG EUROPE) Role: partner.

  2. 2012-2014, ECO-SCP-MED: it aimed to share and exchanges European experiences on the following topics: sustainability of industrial areas, sustainability of production processes, sustainability of products. (MED Programme) Role: partner.

  3. 2008- ongoing, Supporting to industrial areas in Tuscany Region (e.g. Navicelli, Sambuca, San Miniato, Lari, etc.): Support for the implementation of regional criteria and requirements to achieve the EIP certification according to the regional criteria; designing Business Plan of management body and carrying out initiatives to trigger industrial symbiosis initiatives among the businesses (mainly SMEs) located in the industrial area; carrying out their environmental review of the industrial area in order to identify the environmental priorities for the improvement of the environmental conditions and to identify industrial symbiosis potential.

  4. 2009-2012 Member of the scientific Committee appointed by the Regional Government of Tuscany to draft the regional standard for the certification of EIPs, drafting of the regional guidelines for the EIP development.

    2012-2013, Research on Italian EIP managers committed by the Province of Florence. We realized a survey among 25 EIP management bodies to analyze the “key elements” to manage in efficacy and efficiency way an EIP.

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Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

Statistical software (e.g. STATA and SPSS) in order to analyse data gathered by questionnaire. Virtual rooms and teleconference facilities (i.e. Cisqo Webex) will be used to favor group discussions and networking activities (e.g. for the implementation of Delphi methods, the conduction of interviews and the expert-meeting facilitation). The inter-university library system in Pisa will provide the research with the access to world wide data about regulations, company performances (market, structure, economic and financial indicators, etc.), patents and scientific publications.

 

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Kadir Has University (KHAS)

Institution Description

Participant description and Specific skills:

Founded in 1997 as a private non-profit institution, Kadir Has University (KHAS) is one of the leading mid- size universities in Turkey. The university, which has six faculties and three vocational schools, is dedicated to becoming a leader in university education in Turkey and neighbouring areas. More than 5000 undergraduate students were enrolled in 2016 at twenty-nine different departments in the faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Communications, Law, Art and Design, and Applied Sciences.

The university also strives to link research with graduate education through its twenty Master’s and eight Doctoral degree programs in the graduate schools of social sciences as well as science and engineering. As an outcome of the concrete steps taken since the strategic decision to shift its orientation from education to research was made in 2006, the university’s current research portfolio boasts 151 projects of which 90 are funded by sources other than KHAS. For the last three years, the university has ranked in the top 50 universities in the University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Index List, prepared by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. The university’s Innovation and Technology Transfer Research and Application Center (INEO) has been awarded funding by TÜBİTAK in 2014 for capacity building.

 

Competencies:

KHAS Center for Energy and Sustainable Development (CESD) was established for the purpose of contributing to the social sciences and humanities research in the energy field, particularly conducting interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities research to propose new solutions to the energy problems facing Turkey and the world. The centre aims at creating awareness on the relationship between energy and sustainable development and thus, influencing both national and international public opinion, as well as policy-makers and legislators through dissemination of its research activities. Current work of CESD focuses on energy demand and price forecasting, energy transition modelling and profiling energy preferences of consumers.

Main tasks attributed in the project

KHAS will strongly support the consortium in WP2 and bring in the knowledge on the current state of industrial parks in Turkey (two industrial parks in Turkey are members of S-PARCS Follower Community). In addition, KHAS will support the project in WP6.

 

Personnel who will take part in the work

Volkan Ş. Ediger has been working as Professor of Energy Systems Engineering and also as the head of the department at Kadir Has University (KHAS) since 2011. He is the Founding Coordinator of Strategy Development and Research Office (STRAR) and Founding Director of Center for Energy and Sustainable Development (CESD). He is also Chairman of three university committees, member of five university committees and representative of KHAS at Inter-University Council (UAK) and Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution.

Gokhan Kirkil holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, from the University of Iowa, USA and has been Assistant Professor at the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development since 2012. The focus of his recent work is on renewable energy systems, renewable energy transition modelling and energy economics and market trend.

Ahmet Yucekaya holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Industrial & Systems Engineering of the Auburn University and a Master degree in industrial engineering from University of Pittsburgh, USA. Since 2009, he has been Assoc. Professor of Industrial Engineering and currently serving as the department head. He has worked as Energy Market Modeling Analyst in American Electric Power after his doctorate. His scientific work is focused on Auction Theory, Bidding, Pricing, Electric Power Systems, Energy Derivatives, Natural Gas and Coal Supply Chains as well as Commodities.

 

Emre Celebi holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo and has been Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering. His current research is focused on electricity market models and the analysis of market power, demand side management as well as dynamic optimization in electricity pricing. He has also done research in Supply Chain Management and network design, integrated production, transportation & inventory management models.

 

Relevant publications, and/or products, services
    • Kucukvar, M., Shaikh, M. A., Onat, N. C., Kirkil, G., 2017, Water Use of Electricity in Turkey, Energy, accepted.

    • Ediger, V.Ş., 2014, History of TKİ and Coal, and Coal Strategies of Turkey, Turkish Coal Enterprises Publications, Ankara, 497 p., December 2014. ISBN No: 978-605-5310-63-9. Second Edition: July 2015.

    • Yucekaya, A., 2013, “The Operational Economics of Compressed Air Energy Storage Systems under Uncertainty”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 22, pp. 298-305

    • Çelebi, E., Fuller, J. D., 2012, “Time of Use Pricing in Electricity Markets Under Different Market Structures”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27(3): 1170-1181.

    • Ediger V.Ş., 2011, “Energy Transition Periods: Lessons Learnt from the Past”, in: The Oil Era: Emerging Challenges, Abu Dhabi, ECSSR (The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research) Publications, p. 175-202.

Relevant Projects
  • EERA Joint Programme e3s – “Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies”. Client: EERA European Energy Research Alliance. Ongoing since 2013

  • IBM Urban Engineering Research Center, ongoing since 2013

  • Energy Preferences of Turkish People: The main aim of the project is to identify whether Turkish citizens’ preferences regarding energy resources and consumption vary with socio-economic and demographic factors such as economic situation, education, age, gender and geographical location.

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Significant Infrastructure and Equipment

KHAS has an IBM Power Linux server that has 32 core Power 7+ processor, 256 RAM and 3.6 TB Hard Disk. It also comes with 8 core x3850 X5 processor, 300 GB RAM and 600 GB Hard Disk master node. This infrastructure can be used in this project to gather and store data from energy related SSH network data as well as various simulations and computations