European project to boost industry energy efficiency


The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has launched a two-year, Europe-wide project to help chemical companies improve their energy efficiency.

Chemical industries are typically energy intensive. Therefore improving efficiency can lead to significant cost savings. Large companies have invested heavily in efficiency measures, and according to Cefic’s energy programme manager, Martina Beitke: ‘This project sets out to fill a gap between them and smaller companies that often lack the know-how and the right tools to effectively control energy use and run their plants in an energy efficient way.’

Cefic will establish the online Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for Energy Efficiency Excellence (SPICE3). This will provide tools to assess and improve energy efficiency, and a forum to share best practice. 


Related Content

Cutting power

29 April 2012 Premium contentFeature

news image

Looking at how the chemical industry is reducing its energy consumption

New scheme to boost bio-based chemistry

16 February 2010 News Archive

news image

European Commission ploughs millions into scheme to encourage the chemical sector to make use of bio-based approaches such as...

Most Read

First ionic liquid made from plant waste

27 August 2014 Research

news image

Closed loop recycling could see ionic liquids made from biofuel by-products used to make more biofuel

Rigid molecular wires make electrons fly

29 August 2014 Research

news image

Organic wires conduct electrons 800 times faster than other molecular counterparts by letting them hitch a ride on a vibratio...

Most Commented

Peak oil is not a myth

20 February 2014 Comments

news image

Fracking won’t plug the gap in crude oil’s falling figures, says Chris Rhodes. Oil’s exhaustion is inevitable

Rigid molecular wires make electrons fly

29 August 2014 Research

news image

Organic wires conduct electrons 800 times faster than other molecular counterparts by letting them hitch a ride on a vibratio...