QUATTROGI'S PARTICIPATION IN THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY FAIR IN SOFIA
Numerous visitors to the stand of QuattroGi at the energy efficiency fair at Inter Expo Center, Sofia, exchanged ideas with the represented Italian producers of energy efficiency systems. Special focus was placed on small size cogeneration plants, high efficiency cooling and heating solutions, among others.
THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SYSTEMS OF QUATTROGI ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING UNDER THE CURRENT EU PROGRAMME FOR "IMPROVEMENT OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF LARGE ENTERPRISES"
QuattroGi represents on the Bulgarian market longtime Italian producers of a wide range of energy efficiency systems which are applicable in industrial and non-industrial sites. Among those systems are such for waste heat recovery in production processes, for high efficiency cooling with reduced consumption of electricity or without any electricity (running directly on natural gas, etc.), cogeneration and trigeneration, and others.
Thanks to those systems enterprises significantly reduce their harmful emissions to the environment, their operating costs, as well as their bills for heating and cooling energy thanks to the rational use of its primary source.
The undoubtful benefits from the integration of such systems especially in the sectors with high energy consumption have already been recognized on EU level and are now translated into incentives, for which cogeneration is now one of the priorities.
In Bulgaria, large companies from priority sectors such as the production of chemical and pharmaceutical products, steel, cement, ceramics, glass, non-ferrous metals, paper, etc. will have the opportunity to apply for grant aid totaling 50 000 000 euro. The application deadline is 19 May 2017.
The procedure is part of EU's Operational Programme "Innovations and Competitiveness", Priority axis 3 "Energy and Resource Efficiency".
The main purpose of the procedure is to provide focused support to Bulgaria's large companies in order to implement energy efficiency measures and contribute to a sustainable growth and competitiveness of the economy.
The projects applying for the programme must be based on measures recommended in a dedicated energy audit, and the investments themselves may include the acquisition of machines, facilities, equipment, etc. They may be acquired also through a short-term financial leasing contract.
Some of the ranking criteria for the projects in the section dedicated to improvement of energy efficiency will be the energy savings delivered by the stipulated measures on factory level, the activities for waste heat recovery, the building of an automated system for monitoring and control of the energy consumption, etc.
Detailed information about the programme is available at the official website http://www.opic.bg
The producers represented by QuattroGi have a significant track record of numerous systems designed, constructed and maintained in various sites all over Italy. A plastic factory, one of their clients, shares its experience with the installation of a combined system which was designed specifically for the needs of this enterprise. The client's electricity bill has dropped by 40% since the putting of the system into operation, which in its turn has allowed a return of the investment of less than 3 years. It is interesting to point out that the quantity of CO2 emissions saved by this factory is equivalent to the planting of 3 000 decares of forest per year or to the stopping of 500 cars per year from circulation.
INTERVIEW WITH GIANFRANCO BRUSAPORCI, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF QUATTROGI, TAKEN BY VIA EXPO
QuattroGi has appeared only recently on the Bulgarian market, could you tell us a bit more about the company and the services you can offer?
QuattroGi operates in the field of innovations in the production and management of different types of energy. The company is closely related to Italy and represents selected Italian manufacturers of various systems for resource and energy efficiency. They complement each other and together ensure comprehensive solutions for modern factories of a new generation, as well as for intelligent residential, administrative or commercial buildings.
The advantages of the companies we represent are the excellent relations established between them over the long years of cooperation in Italy, along with their constant drive for innovations in the designing and manufacturing of their systems. (Read full interview here)