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1 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Juan Manuel Revuelta General Director of the Valencian Regional Office in Brussels Jrevuelta@delcomval.be Regional Strategies for Renewable Energies: European Financial Instruments and Public Private Partnerships AER Summer School Exeter, UK, August 2007

2 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Outline of the presentation: 1.Valencian Region: 1.Facts and figures of growth and sustainability 2.20 years managing European Funds. 3.Relevant bodies in the energy field. 2.European partnerships as an instrument for added value. 3.Best practices: Ecobus, Procura, Perspective 2007-2013 4.Call for proposals: IEE, INTERREG IVC, FP7. 5.Pre-project proposals: Management of straw, bioethanol, Pawlonie.

3 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info The Region of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain and is part of the so-called Mediterranean Arch, an axis which has experienced one of the fastest economic growth rates in the European Union With 4,8 Millions of inhabitants, the population of the region accounts for 10.5 % of the total Spanish population Valencia is the third largest city in Spain In our Region, Spanish and Valencian are the co-official languages. In Spain: 1 official language, Spanish, plus 4 co-official languages: Basque, Catalan, Galician and Valencian. 1.- VALENCIAN REGION : Facts and figures of growth and sustainability

4 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 1.2.- VALENCIA REGION - 20 YEARS MANAGING EUROPEAN FUNDS Convergence towards the competitiveness objective: Before 2007 the Valencian Region was included in the former Objective 1. After January 2007 our Region was included in the Objective competitiveness and employment (formerly Obj. 2) The Valencian Region created in 2003 the Fundación Comunidad Valenciana - Región Europea to tackle this transition: Broker of partnerships and spreading results of projects at a European level. Activating main economic areas of our Region. Key source RENEWABLE ENERGIES.

5 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 1.3.- VALENCIA REGION - 20 YEARS MANAGING EUROPEAN FUNDS ENVIRONMENT AND HYDRIC RESOURCES TRANSPORT AND ENERGY NETWORKS COMPETITIVENESS AND PRODUCTIVE FABRIC IMPROVEMENT KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY (Innovation, I+D, INFSO) LOCAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

6 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info www.aven.es A) Valencian Energy Agency Implementation of the Energy Saving Plan in the Valencian Region Objective To decrease the energetic primary intensity in a 11% interannual, Energetic intensity = Amount of energy needed to produce every GDP unit This aim is higher than the EU goal (1% interannual reduction). This reduction would represent savings of 4.296.700 tep (equivalent tons of oil) of primary energy and of 3.521.300 tep of final energy in the period 2001-2010. Economic savings in the study period, 2001-2010, higher than 24 billion. 6 1.4.- VALENCIAN REGION – RELEVANT BODIES IN THE ENERGY FIELD

7 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Valencian Energy Agency - Objectives : http://www.aven.es To reduce the energy final consumption in the Valencian Region in order to diminish the energy final intensity in the economic sectors. To reduce the energy primary consumption in the Valencian Region in order to diminish the ratio of total primary energy per GDP unit. To improve the competitiveness of the Valencian companies, diminishing its energetic costs by means of the introduction of the most efficient technologies. To reduce the energetic dependence of the Valencian Region with regard to other regions. To reduce the environmental impact, using less pollutant energies in order to expire with the commitments acquired by European Union in the summit of Kyoto. 7

8 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 1.4. VALENCIAN REGION – RELEVANT BODIES IN THE ENERGY FIELD B) Energy Agency of La Ribera: www.aer-ribera.com The Agència Energètica de La Ribera is an autonomous organism of the Environmental Consortium of La Ribera. It is a SAVE Agency that is working from July 2001. The funds of the Agency correspond to the SAVE Program of the TREN DG of the European Commission and the County Council of La Ribera Alta and La Ribera Baixa. Project La Ribera in biodiesel: project that consists in recycling domestic waste vegetable oil into biodiesel. 8

9 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 1.4. VALENCIA REGION – RELEVANT BODIES IN THE ENERGY FIELD C) Local Energy Agency Vila- Real The aim of this project, which has been recently approved, is the creation of a Local Energy Agency to coordinate and promote the initiatives related with renewable energy sources (RES) and energy efficiency. The proposal will be applied in the areas of industry, construction, public buildings, urban transportation and the habits of domestic energy consumption. The project intends to cover a region that includes determined municipalities from La Plana de Castellón, which interact in the energy framework of the zone. The total budget for the creation of this body is 450.000 euros, and 200.000 will be financed for the European Commission. 9

10 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Declaration of Wels (Austria) – European Regions for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources Valencian Region signature – March 2006 www.wsed.at 10

11 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 2.- EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIPS: An instrument for added value Permanent structures for European partnerships A new instrument for the Valencian Region Public sector Regional and local administrations Public organizations Private sector Energy, saving banks, chambers of commerce, universities, pro associations Public Private Partnership (PPP) FCVRE Foundation Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea (created in 2003)

12 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 2.1. - Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea The Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea, created in November 2003, is a non-profit organization, based at the Valencian Regional Office in Brussels. The Foundation bases its work on the strategically tool Public Private Partnership. www.uegva.info www.uegva.info The Foundation was created with the purpose of helping the civil society in the transitional participation on European funding as the Valencian Region will be entering Competitiveness Objective into 2007.. This entity facilitates the participation of the Valencian civil society, industrial groups, chambers of commerce, financial institutions, local development agencies, educational organizations (research and development institutions), and other stakeholders in European policies and projects.

13 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Objetive: promote the participation of municipalities among the transnational cooperation, participation in European projects, agreements in technological and innovation transfer between municipalities, as well as signature of agreements in technical assistance or regional networks. Local and regional governments can participate in the new strategic objectives of the EU The local and regional governments can be an example of change innovating directly in municipal structures and improving the services for citizens. The engagement of the FCVRE at local and regional level is to promote the relations between municipalities and provinces with other European regions

14 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info

15 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Project Managment: Organization of events The FCVRE organizes and participates in many events in collaboration with European institutions, regional offices and local adminstrations. Events are a great chance to discuss best practices and to promote European projects and the Valencian Region in Europe. Open DaysGreen WeekEuropean Agenda

16 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info http://www.ecobus.net 3. Best Practices: 3.1. PROJECT ECOBUS LIFE - Environment 2002 1.000.000 System of withdrawal and recycling of vegetable oils of domestic use for its reutilization as biocombustible in the public fleet of buses in the municipality of Valencia

17 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 3.2. PROJECT PROCURA IEE - SAVE 2004 Programme: IEE www.europa.eu.int/comm/energy/intelligent/index_en.html The overall objective of the Procura-proposal is: to promote the acquisition of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) in the short term. Procura will do so by tackling market barriers for the large-scale procurement of AFVs. Procura will focus on developing innovative procurement models (e.g. GreenLease, second-hand market development of AFVs) for private and public fleet owners. Procura intends to carry out the following activities: (i)Collecting and disseminating best practices (ii)Setting up dedicated procurement models (iii)Setting up a large-scale procurement schemes

18 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 3.3. PROJECT PERSPECTIVE 2007-2013 3.3. PROJECT PERSPECTIVE 2007-2013 Perspective 2007-2013 is a cooperation project of the regions of Comunidad Valenciana,Saxony-Anhalt, Région Centre and North Great Plain within the framework of the Community initiative INTERREG III C Regional Framework Operation (RFO). Performance areas : The project will study the five different sectors that the partners have identified as top priorities: 1.regional competitiveness and innovation in the automotive industry; 2. human resources and training in tourism; 3.regional marketing as a way to attract investments; 4.renewable energy 5.waste management.

19 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info The proposal aims to establish a Hydrogen station for the boats in the area of El Palmar with an independent energy character. This will be accomplished through a solar photovoltaic installation. It will provide electricity for the visitors centre and for the generation of hydrogen fuel. On the other hand, the actual boats of the natural park will be adapted for the new available technology. The project will finish with the noise, the oil and will make the boats work with totally clean energy. 3.3.1. SUBPROJECT PERSPECTIVE: INSTALATION OF A FULL HYDROGEN FUEL CELL SYSTEM FOR BOATS IN THE NATURAL PARK OF ALBUFERA (VALENCIA)

20 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Its a part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) (2007-2013) which encourages the use of information technologies, environmental technologies and renewable energy sources. The intelligent Energy – Europe Programme helps speed up effort to achieve the objectives in the field of sustainable energy. Budget: 52 MEUR Project Average: 1 MEUR Each annual work programme will set a number of more specific, action- related objectives. Closure date for 2007: 28/09/207 Maximum duration: 3 years Three specific fields: Save, Altener and Steer 4.1. INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE 4. Calls for proposals:

21 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info New and renewable energy resources (ALTENER), including: 1.promoting new and renewable energy sources for centralised and decentralised production of electricity, heat and cooling and thus supporting the diversification of energy sources; 2.integrating new and renewable energy sources into the local environment and the energy systems; 3.supporting the preparation and application of legislative measures. Indicative timetable : Closing date for submission of applications: 28 September 2007 Date of opening of applications: mid October 2007 Estimated date of completion of the evaluation: End of February 2008 Estimated date for the notification of applicants: from March 2008 onwards Estimated date for signature of contracts from June 2008 onwards

22 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 4.2. FP7 Cooperation – Collaborative Research Nine themes: 1.Health 2.Food, agriculture and biotechnology 3.Information and communication technologies 4.Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies 5.Energy: Hydrogen and fuel cells, Energy savings and energy efficiency, Renewable electricity generation, CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero-emission power generation, Renewable fuel production, Clean coal technologies, Smart energy networks, Knowledge for energy policy- making. 6. Environment (including climate change) 7.Transport (including aeronautics) 8.Socio-economic sciences and the humanities 9.Security and space 10.+ Euratom: Fusion energy research, nuclear fission and radiation protection Call for Proposals: Coming soon. Available on the website: www.cordis.europa.euwww.cordis.europa.eu

23 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 4.3. INTERREG IVC: Priority 1: Innovation and the knowledge economy (177 M ERDF) Innovation, research and technology development Entrepreneurship and SMEs The information society Employment, human resources and education Priority 2: Environment and risk prevention (125 M ERDF) Natural and technological risks Water and waste management Biodiversity and preservation of natural heritage Energy and sustainable transport Cultural heritage and landscape Priority 3: Technical Assistance (19 M ERDF)

24 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info INTERREG IVC - Provisional time frame: April 2007Submission of the operational programme to the EC September 2007Expected approval of the programme 20/21 September 2007Launch event in Lisbon (PT) and opening of first call for project proposals November 2007Deadline for submission of project proposals March 2008Approval of first project proposals

25 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 5. Pre-project proposals: 5.1. Management of straw: -The project is an innovative model of recycling of the straw of cereals, one of the principal waste generated in the withdrawal of the cereals instead of the incineration. -In this way, burning and the subsequent environmental impact will be avoided. -Valencia focuses on the rice straw.

26 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 5.1. Management of straw- Objectives: Creation of a Transectoral Centre for waste reuse and recycling of rice straw and other organic waste. Generate organic blankets: To be used in soils which are in the process of desertification or used for dry farming. Savings in water consumption for irrigation. Studies of alternative solutions and BATs. No polluted air in the ecosystem.

27 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 5.2. Bio-ethanol production from citrus waste: Goals: –Development of clean energies from orange pulp and peel –Reduction of CO2 Emissions –Create a new development field for the citrus sector Activities: –Research and Development. –Exchange of scientific knowledge –Analysis of existing techniques and benchmarking. –Establishing working networks between enterprises and research institutes

28 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 5.3. Biomass – Paulownia: The project includes growing trees for biomass production and processing vegetal by-products for receiving ecological fuel to be sed in thermo power plants. The manufacturing activity will be organized in the region of the town of Turn; some other regions have been currently explored too. Fast-growing trees of Paulownia genus, suitable for biomass production, will be grown.:

29 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info 5.4. Further initiatives: http://www.uegva.info/fundacioncv/dinweb/index.php?pagId=190 Daily updated Topics: –Ecobuilding –Solar Energy –Training projects –Local and regional agents

30 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info PROJECT INITIATIVES TO SHARE Publish your project initiatives and find ours at: http://www.uegva.info/fundacioncv/bbdd/index.php

31 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info We want to cooperate with you and we are open to discuss new ideas for future initiatives You may find further information on our website:

32 Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea Delegación de la Comunidad Valenciana en Bruselas www.uegva.info Thank you for your kind attention Jrevuelta@delcomval.be Juan Manuel Revuelta Pérez General Director of the Valencian Regional Office in Brussels General Director of the Valencian Regional Office in Brussels


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