Resources efficiency

Resources efficiency

The ‘Efficient use of European resources’ flagship initiative aims at supporting the transition towards an economy using all resources more efficiently, and particularly towards one which dissociates the the economic growth derived by resources and energy use from the relative environmental impacts, whilst reducing GHGs and increasing competitiveness,  efficiency and innovation. It will also be important that energy security and proper provision of resources is promoted.  Thsi means that the transition towards this type of economy is not linear and represents a renewed challenge at global level in order to achieve an inclusive sustainable growth. The Action plan for the circular economy (COM (2015) 614/2) adopted by teh European Commission on the 2nd of December 2015 establishes a number of actions and practical measures to promote models of industrial symbiosis, financial help towards innovative projects, as well as actions towards certain sectors such as food waste, industrial and mining, and green public procurements (GPPs).

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Fossil fuels taken as a whole represent more than 85% of the world's primary energy sources. However the exploitation of these fuels is not without problems, considering their limited availability, also in geographical terms, changes in their price in function of various and unpredictable causes and, from the environmental point of view, the greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, in the Mediterranean countries there is a large availability of residues,...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The project had the aim of supporting international, national and regional policy-makers in the creation of intelligent and concrete tools to design and implement integrated road transport management and planning policies able to meet the requirements of competitiveness and sustainability in the Alpine regions. AlpCheck2 represented the second phase of a project idea funded under the Alpine Space Program 2000-2006, created to address a strategic need expressed at...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The EAMT (Eco Alternative Mortar Thermic) project responds to the growing demand in the construction market for products that combine environmental sustainability, recyclability and energy saving. The EAMT project has gained experience in the study and launch of mortars developed with recovered scrap materials, having high technological content and oriented towards the maximum respect for the environment. The main objective was to create thermal mortars to...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The WAP-WIR project springs from the need to reduce the harmful effects of the manufacturing process of stone-like materials. The main project objective was the industrialization of a new process with a fully functional line, with improved environmental performance, such as the reduction of energy and water consumption as well as the advancement of working conditions thanks to the improvement of air quality. The new tested process involves the use of fine and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The environmental impact of products and processes gains more and more importance as the industry related pollution, amount of waste produced and global warming are increasing. Among the industrial sectors, the textile manufacturing sector accounts for 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions globally, ranking eighth in the ranking of production sectors with the highest environmental impact preceded by the food, furniture and cosmetics sectors. Since fibers play a...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   The RE-PACK EDOILS project aimed to produce and market packaging (preforms and bottles) for edible oils made of 100% recycled plastic, after carefully evaluating their functional properties and suitability for contact with food. The idea is in line with the European legislation (EC Regulation 282/2008), which provides for the possibility of using post-consumer recycled plastic materials (those coming from the sorting of plastic) also for food...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   FERPODE project relates to the organic fertilizer market sector, having produced a high quality fertilizer obtained by the combination of poultry manure (laying hens’ droppings) and a mixture of active principles (natural product with enzymatic activity called PAV, covered by the European patent EP 1314710 A1 granted to the AMEK cooperative of Ferrara) for the partial replacement of mineral fertilizers. The goal of the FERPODE project was the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ECOPLASBRICK project has made it possible to introduce a sandwich panel to the construction market, the central layer of which is made up of mixed plastics normally destined for landfills or incineration. The panel can be produced with different core density, different types of external layers (gres, aluminum, fiberglass, plasterboard), in any desired color, it is economical and can be used for vertical (ventilated facades, internal partition walls) or...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The PROWASTE project regards the plastic waste recycling sector which has seen a strong increase in recent years. On the other hand, while the recycling of "pure" plastics consisting of only one type of material, is well established, there are still substantial problems for the recycling of mixed plastics which inevitably results in low recycling rates. At the same time, the use of heterogeneous plastics for films or components is becoming increasingly...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The NATSTOCER project made it possible to create a production plant capable of producing ceramic tiles similar to natural stone through an innovative treatment that completely modifies the traditional surface finishing phase (polishing / lapping / brushing) avoiding use of water and making it possible to apply these processes also on structured surfaces. The aim of the project was to create a closed circular process where the solid waste produced is reused...