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MonItoring and modelling NOx removal efficiency of photocatalytic materials: A STRategy for urban air quality managEmEnT

Reference: LIFE12 ENV/ES/000280 | Acronym: LIFE MINOx-STREET

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The greenhouse emissions created by agriculture make up 10% of the total European Union emissions. Furthermore, energy supply in rural areas is provided by electricity networks and fossil fuels that are responsible for an additional 2% of the total EU greenhouse emissions.

Renewable energy production is currently not widely used in rural areas in Spain where, unlike in urban areas, electricity networks are usually far away from where the power is needed. The environmental issues being created by meeting energy demand in rural areas (through the use of fossil fuels and the expansion of electricity networks) are therefore currently much higher than in urban, peri-urban or industrial areas.


OBJECTIVES

The main goal of LIFE+ REWIND was to demonstrate the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of using renewable energy sources in the farming sector and other rural industries in Spain using the wine industry as an example. The project also promoted the regular use of these sustainable practices.


ADMINISTRATIVE DATA


Reference: LIFE12 ENV/ES/000280
Acronym: LIFE MINOx-STREET
Start Date: 01/07/2013
End Date: 01/07/2018
Total Budget: 1,982,619 €
EU Contribution: 916,913 €
Project Location:

CONTACT DETAILS


Coordinating Beneficiary: INGENIERA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE, S.A.
Legal Status: PCO
Address: Paseo de La Habana, 138, 28036, Madrid, España
Contact Person: Gema CABALLERO
Email: gemma.caballero@ineco.es
Tel: 914521362
Website: http://www.ineco.es


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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ADDRESSED

THEMES

  • Air quality monitoring

KEYWORDS

  • monitoring
  • urban area
  • modelling
  • pollution control
  • air quality monitoring
  • environmental impact of transport

BENEFICIARIES

Name Type
INGENIERA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE, S.A. Coordinator
Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas, Spain Participant
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnólógicas, Spain Participant
Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Publicas, Spain Participant

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