Industry 2015: Industrial Innovation and Sustainable Mobility Projects
In its 2007 fiscal budget, the Italian government planned for the Industry 2015 programme, which comprised two new funding mechanisms and a call for projects to promote innovation in Italian industry. Selected projects, involving a variety of private sector enterprises of various sizes as well as research institutions, would receive co-financing from the government.Two of the project streams target sustainable mobility and industrial energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, and were launched in 2008. In December 2008, 26 selected Sustainable Mobility projects received a total of EUR 180 million, generating a total investment of EUR 450 million. Nearly a third involved the development of ecological, efficient and economic road vehicles or production processes.In January 2009, the Industrial Energy Efficiency stream selected 30 projects mobilizing an investment of EUR 500 million in research and development targeting both efficiency and the use of renewable energy technologies. Approximately 65% of the investment funding (and 56% of company proposals) targeted bioenergy, energy production from waste and solar photovoltaics. The remaining 35% of investments targeted high-efficiency building materials, improved efficiency in end-use systems and sub-systems, as well as wind energy. Another 7 projects in the areas of bioenergy and production of energy from waste, efficient appliances, and technologies for increasing energy efficiency of industrial processes received funding.Published in the OJ 155 of 6 July 2010 (Ordinary Supplement n.147) the Decree of 26 May 2010, bearing the list of eligible projects for granting "Energy Efficiency" funds.
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