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European projects

Since its inception, SCPC, Ltd. realized hundreds projects for its clients or projects supported by various development funds, including funds of the European Union, the Slovak Aid, multilateral projects such as UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), the Slovak Research and Development Agency etc. Information on some of them you can find on this page.

ACT CLEAN - The way to cleaner production

Project number: 1CE002P3
Name of programme: CENTRAL EUROPE Programme 2007-2013 (Interrreg IVB)
Duration: XII.2008 - I.2012

The Act Clean project supports Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) throughout Central Europe to implement eco-efficient production processes. Project promoted environmental technologies and management systems by connecting demand and supply: It provides SMEs with technological and managerial know-how on one side and it facilitates the marketing of already existing solutions on the other.

http://www.act-clean.eu

REPROWIS - Reducing Production Waste by Industrial Symbiosis

Project number: HUSK 0901/2.1.2/0193
Name of programme: The Cross-Border Cooperation Programme between Slovakia and Hungary
Duration: 01/11/2010 - 01/11/ 2011

The REPROWIS project was carried out jointly by the main project partner Hungarian organization IFKA - Public Foundation for the Progress of Industry and the cross-border partner, PROVENTUS - Slovak non-profit organization. The founder of the nonprofit organization is SCPC, Ltd.

EINSTEIN II - Expert system for an Intelligent Supply of Thermal Energy in Industry and other large scale applications

Project number: IEE/09/702/SI2.558239
Name of programme: Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE)
Duration: 24 months
Project start date: 01/07/2010

The EINSTEIN-II project aims to contribute to a widespread implementation of integrated energy-efficient solutions for thermal energy supply in industrial companies with a high fraction of low and medium temperature heat demand and for non-industrial users of similar demand profiles, such as hospitals, commercial centers, large office buildings, district heating and cooling networks, etc. The proposed project builds on the EINSTEIN tool kit for thermal energy auditing that has been developed within the previous IEE project EINSTEIN (Project EIE/07/210/SI2.446708). This tool kit, based on an expert system software tool, guides the user through the whole procedure from auditing (preparation of visit and data acquisition), to data processing, to the elaboration, design and quantitative (energetic and economic) evaluation of alternative solutions.

The project was carried out by 12 project partners and a project coordinator from the following countries: Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Slovakia.

http://www.einstein-energy.net

EMAS

Local authorities in Latvia and in other new member states are facing many similar environmental problems, such as: air, water and soil pollution, waste, uncontrolled resource consumption, urban decay, etc. As practice shows, local authorities can be an important contributor to environmental degradation and that is why they have to increase efficiency of their environmental performance. EMAS II provides organizations with a systematic approach to solution of their environmental problems but the system is not widely used yet by municipalities of new member states, which is a specific environmental problem addressed by this project.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • to demonstrate and promote EMAS II in local authorities of new member states, using Latvia as a role model;
  • to introduce new effective tools of EMAS II implementation and dissemination;
  • to assist new member states in their integration process to the EU, introducing the EU environmental regulation.

The project is aimed to achieve one of the objectives of EU 6th Environmental Action Programme: ‘Encouraging wider uptake of the Communities Eco-Management and Audit Scheme’.

Project REAK - Resources Efficiency Assessment in Kenya

Donor: Slovak UNDP Trust Fund
Implementing Institution: Slovak Cleaner Production Centre, Ltd.
Partner Institution in the Recipient Country: Kenya NCPC
Duration: December 2005 – February 2007

At the end of 2005 SCPC, Ltd. has signed a contract with ACU UNDP Bratislava on project implementation REAK (Resources Efficiency Assessment in Kenya) to support the development of national capacities in the field of energy efficiency EE (efficient use of energy and materials, with an emphasis on the environment, the potential of renewable energy sources and reducing costs) in Kenya.

The project was funded by the Slovak Aid from the Trust Fund grants and its main outcome was the development of competitiveness and environmental awareness in 4 small and medium enterprises in Kenya. The project was directed by ACU UNDP regional center in Bratislava. SCPC, Ltd. was the project manager in Slovakia and KNCPC (Kenya National Cleaner Production Center) in Kenya. Project duration was 15 months.

Cleaner production - energy efficiency in Uzbekistan

Donor: Slovak UNDP Trust Fund
Implementing institution: Slovak Cleaner Production Centre, Ltd.
Partner institution in the recipient country: Uzbek NCPC
Duration: October 2004 – August 2006

In September 2004, we signed a contract with UNDP Bratislava on the implementation of the project to promote energy efficiency in industry through cleaner production in Uzbekistan. Project of the Slovak Aid was funded by grant funds from the Trust Fund and its aim was to promote the development and competitiveness and environmental awareness in small and medium-sized enterprises in Uzbekistan. The project was directed by the UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava and its duration was 22 months.

Cleaner Production - Energy Efficiency (CPEE)

The aim of the project was to promote energy efficiency in industry through cleaner production. The project was joined by six countries - Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, China, India, Vietnam. Duration of the project was from February 2002 to July 2004. During this period, SCPC, Ltd. implemented 16 CPEE projects in Slovakia. Summary information and results achieved during the project in Slovakia you can be obtained on request in SCPC, Ltd.

Cleaner production in St. Petersburg

SCPC, Ltd. Russia helped with early activities of newly opened NWICPC Cleaner Production Center in St. Petersburg. The project was financially supported by UNIDO organization. In addition to policy-making and business plan arising center, a number of cleaner production projects in local businesses were also conducted, during the two-year project (2002-2004).

TEST - Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology

The aim of project Transfer of environmentally sound technology was to integrate environmental tools towards sustainable business, which takes into account in addition to the economic, also social and environmental aspects. Five countries were involved in the project: Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. In Slovakia, SCPC, Ltd. carried out the project at 2 companies: ZOS Trnava, a.s. and Kappa Štúrovo, a.s.

PREPARE

PREPARE is an independent network of European experts in the field of cleaner production and sustainable development. PREPARE was founded in 1991 under the auspices of the international EUREKA (A Europe-wide Network for Industrial Research & Development) in collaboration with the Environment Agency EuroEnviron.

Slovakia, through the Ministry of Environment, was one of the first non-member countries that were invited to cooperate and to be a membership of PREPARE (Preventive Environmental Protection Approaches in Europe) in 1997. For the period 2002 - 2003 the Ministry of Environment SR has delegated the performance of the PREPARE Secretariat to SCPC, Ltd. Participation and work in this group not only brought widespread international contacts within Europe, but also some specific projects, such as Project for Environmental Management Accounting, led by UN DESA (United Nation Department of Economic and Social Affairs), a joint project with the United Nations / Division for Sustainable Development, which aim was to establish a methodology for development of national strategies for cleaner technologies. These projects have helped to raise the activities of Slovakia in cleaner production and in implementation of environmental protection strategies. PREPARE not only brought more visibility of Slovakia in the field of preventive strategies in environmental protection in Europe, but also the popularization of innovation activities on an international scale.

http://www.prepare-net.com/

Testimonials

ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA S.P.A., o.z. – Please accept this letter as my personal and professional endorsement of SCPC, s.r.o. as an outstanding business partner to Enel Ingegneria e Ricerca S.p.A., o.z. Since my earliest involvement with them in 2009, I have found their company to be very efficient in many ways. Their cooperation has always been fair, courteous and above all, professional in every respect. SCPC’s partnership with Enel Ingegneria e Ricerca S.p.A., o.z. is exemplary of the model to which we would like all our business partners to aspire.
Teodora Todorova, Branch Administration Manager, Branch of Slovakia

Türk Loydu was established in 1962 as a foundation in order to support marine and industry sectors, improve technical and R&D capabilities of these sectors in Turkey. We believe that sharing information, knowledge and also culture is crucial for development in all areas. This is why we decided to cooperate together with SCPC for our SEVESO projects. As a reliable and expert partner, SCPC shared its knowledge and supported our projects during the course of our joint work on complex facilities. SCPC has been always actively communicating with our company and provided timely accurate information. We are very satisfied with our cooperation with SCPC. 
Mehtap Karahalli Ozdemir, Manager of Business Development Division

convergence consulting LLC, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm that specializes in international projects and programs, has been doing business with SCPC, Ltd. since 2006. SCPC has provided us high quality EHS legislative analysis and audit services for a number of countries including Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Bosnia for our American multinational clients. We find the management at SCPC easy to work with and focused on the client and project objectives. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with SCPC.
Cynthia L. Chiles, CPEA, President, convergence consulting LLC