Launching Event in Oinofita on 20th March 2012

Image On Tuesday 20th of March, the Prefect of the Region of Sterea Ellada Mr. Klearchos Pergantas was present at Oinofita and participated in the event being organized by the Region and the National Technical University of Athens in the context of promoting new actions for the improvement of the wide region close to Asopos river and particularly the development of “Industrial Symbiosis” in Viotia Region in the framework of Project LIFE+ eSYMBIOSIS.

The event was supported by the Association of Viotia Industries with a wide range of participants including the vice Prefect of Viotia, academics of National Technical University of Athens, and Mayors of the Region, representatives of municipalities and local authorities of the Region.

It is well known that the priorities of the Region of Sterea Ellada focus mainly on the confrontation of significant environmental issues of the wideregion of Asopos while efforts are made to solve these problems. “Industrial Symbiosis” is promoted and funded by the European Project LIFE+ constituting one of the actions that are being developed in the region. The Project is coordinated by the Region of Sterea Ellada in collaboration with National Technical University of Athens.

Mr. Pergantas pointed out that the Industrial Symbiosis is a pioneer initiative that the Prefecture launched in 2009 at Viotia with respect to the commercial trading of services, materials, energy and water forming a symbiotic chain between industries. The aim of the industrial symbiosis network is to reduce processing costs of industries while protecting the environment by the utilization of wastes and by-products. The goal of Region is to become leader in promoting the Industrial Symbiosis practices in Greece forming a wide network of cooperation for industrial activities with multiply benefits both for companies and the protection of the environment.

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Project Budget

Total Project Budget: 1.763.295,00

EC Funding: 878.047€

(49,8% of Total Project Budget)

LIFE09 ENV/GR/000300

Development of knowledge-based web services to promote and advance Industrial Symbiosis in Europe with the contribution of the financial instrument LIFE of the European Union