German Plastics Processing Industry Association
ÖKOTEC accompanies network for energy efficiency
The energy efficiency and climate protection network of the German Plastics Processing Industry Association aims to reduce energy consumption in the plants over the next three years and thus contribute to climate protection.
On October 8, 2020, the first web meeting of the Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection Network took place under the umbrella of German Plastics Processing Industry Association – Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbei-tende Industrie e.V. (GKV) took place. The aim of the network is to reduce energy consumption in companies over the next three years and thus contribute to climate protection. The network participants meet three times a year and in the coming year will agree on a common savings target for the duration of the network.
The network’s sponsor is the Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e. V. (GKV), the umbrella organization of the plastics processing industry in Germany. (GKV), the umbrella organization of the plastics processing industry in Germany. The GKV is a co-signatory of the German government’s Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection Networks (IEEN) initiative.
The following companies are participants in the energy efficiency and climate protection network:
- A+C Plastic Kunststoff GmbH, Eschweiler
- Berry Superfos Bremervörder Packaging GmbH, Bremervörde
- DUO Plast AG, Sünna
- Georg Menshen GmbH & Co. KG, Finnentrop
- GIZEH Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG, Bergneustadt
- hünersdorff GmbH, Ludwigsburg
- KISICO Kirchner, Simon & Co. GmbH, Oestrich-Winkel
- Loparex Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Forchheim
- Plastikpack GmbH, Steinheim-Bergheim
- POLIFILM EXTRUSION GmbH, Weißandt-Gölzau
- RKW SE, Frankenthal
- RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz GmbH, Kutenholz
ÖKOTEC experts Carsten Ernst and Johannes Höpfner accompany the network as moderators and energy technology consultants.
About the Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative
The Energy Efficiency Networks initiative is part of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency (NAPE) and the Climate Action Program 2020 and is supported by the German government and 22 business associations and organizations. Since the launch of the Energy Efficiency Networks initiative in December 2014, more than 280 networks involving around 2,400 companies or company locations have already started work across Germany. From 2021, the alliance will be expanded into the Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection Networks initiative. Expanded to include climate protection, the instrument is expected to establish up to 350 new networks by the end of 2025, thus saving up to six million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
ÖKOTEC has initiated more than 40 networks since the company was founded and accompanied them as a moderator and / or energy-technical consultant.
- Article IK Aktuell moderator Carsten Ernst reports about his work (German)
- Press release German Plastics Processing Industry Association e.V. (GKV) (German)
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