Representatives of the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of Czech Technical University Štěpánka Holečková and Michal Tobiáš participated in the meeting of project partners and interested parties in the framework of the international project "Policies for Renewable Energy Sources in Industry", which took place in the picturesque town of Badajoz near the Spanish border with Portugal.
The two-day conference took place under the leadership of the Spanish energy agency AGENEX on September 14-15, 2021. Part of the program was an international workshop for the creation of the so-called Action Plan projektu RESINDUSTRY, the subject of which are regional subsidy calls (so-called Policy Instrument) , which were presented by individual partners. The goal of the Action Plan is to propose changes in the challenges concerned that will lead to an increase in the share of renewable energy sources in industry.
During the second day of the meeting, there were study visits to companies BA GLASS and Cave San José Winery, where the participants were presented with examples of the use of renewable energy sources in industry - a rooftop photovoltaic power plant and the production of heat energy from biomass.
The first visit took place at BA GLASS, which has installed more than 85,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels on the roofs of its factory, saving CO2 emissions of 5,000 tons per year. The energy produced is used for the production of glass bottles, which we can encounter every day, e.g. in the form of green beer bottles or in the form of light blue mineral water bottles.
The second study trip led to the Cave San José family winery. This enterprise uses biomass from the remains of processed grapes, which are burned in the main boiler with an output of 1.8 kW. In addition to it, the company also has another type of renewable energy source, namely photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 100 kW for self-consumption. Cave San José processes more than 40 million kilograms of grapes per year.
The meeting in Badajoz once again confirmed the contribution of international projects, especially in the field of exchange of experience and knowledge between partners and interested parties. The result is also a clearly defined framework of the Action Plan of the RESINDUSTRY project, the final version of which will now be worked on by the partners together with their governing bodies (subsidy providers).