Conference “Reduction of energy consumption and pollutant emissions”

On 29 March 2018, the companies PHOSPHORIS, ECOLIFE and EIFFAGE CLEMESSY organized the seminar “Reduction of energy consumption and pollutant emissions” at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of France and Russia.

It is the result of the meeting of 3 actors of the energy sector :

  • PHOSPHORIS, design office and engineering consultant, specializing in innovative energy efficient solutions and air treatment with energy recovery;
  • ECOLIFESYTEM, a supplier of autonomous electricity and water generation;
  • EIFFAGE CLEMESSY, expert in site management and facility maintenance, especially in the solar sector with its large projects of photovoltaic farms.

Their goal is to present to the French and Russian companies and Russian stakeholders, the complete cycle of a project, implementing renewable energies and sustainable solutions.

This is a topic at the heart of the concerns: in November 2017, one of the sessions of the Government was dedicated to energy saving and improving energy efficiency in Russia. In January 2018, the Ministry of Energy submitted to the public debate the draft law to amend the Federal Law on “Electric Power” for the development of microgeneration based on renewable resources.

Olga MOTCHALOVA, Director PHOSPHORIS in Russia, gave a brief overview of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Russia. According to the World Bank’s 2008 Energy Efficiency Report prepared by the World Bank, in collaboration with the Center for Energy Efficiency, the potential for saving primary energy is 45%. The return on investment, estimated at 320 billion, was 4 years. The sectors with the greatest potential are housing, industry, transport and energy production.

According to the BP report in 2016, only 0.02% of energy was produced by EnR in Russia (excluding hydro resources). In France, this indicator was 3%.

According to the “National Energy Strategy to 2035”, the share of renewable energies (excluding large hydropower plants) will be 2 to 3%, depending on the scenario. However, estimates by the International Renewable Energy Agency are more optimistic and predict that the share of new renewable energy sources such as wind, geothermal and photovoltaic could reach as high as to 11% in 2030.

Elena POPOVA, partner of LENA’S International Legal Shop, a lawyer in the field of energy efficiency and doctoral student of the University of Côte d’Azur, explained the essential Russian laws in this field, including the Federal Law “On sobriety energy efficiency and increased energy efficiency “(from 23/11/2009 № 261-FZ); the Russian state program “Energy Efficiency and Development of Energy” (from 27/12/2010 № 2446-р), the main directions of state policy in the field of energy efficiency of electrical industry on the basis of EnR (from 08/01/2009 № 1-р).

Examples of the operation of the market for large renewable energy and renewable generation plants, as well as the obstacles and legal problems related to the establishment of renewable energy and ecological solutions were presented.

For the monitoring of energy consumption, it would therefore be necessary to implement new requirements taking into account the primary energy consumption and the CO2 emission to harmonize the Russian legislation with the European rules.

Then Eric AUBSPIN, President of PHOSPHORIS, presented the general principles of air pollution control, engineering solutions for energy efficiency and sustainable architecture.

Industrial air quality is a very important factor for the health of employees. Eric AUBSPIN has described some solutions to capture dust and pollutants at the source, treat volatile organic compounds. It is essential to specify the exact nature, their composition, their quantity and their concentration in the gases to be treated to determine the process to adopt. The most environmentally friendly technology for the depollution of gases or water has been presented: biofiltration. This technique consists in forcing the passage of the gas or the effluent to be treated through a granular material on which the purification microorganisms are fixed.

In the second part of this intervention, innovative solutions for energy efficiency were presented: All-air system, solar cooling, free-chilling with examples of projetcs such as the ESSILOR factory with its energy recovery system and free-chilling.

In his conclusion, M. AUBSPIN noted that monitoring systems and air quality can also provide a long-term strategy.

These solutions achieve high levels of energy performance and a better respect for the environment by improving the living environment of the stakeholders.

Hervé Michel has introduced ECOLIFE SYSTEM which aims to revolutionize the world of renewable energies in Russia by positioning itself as the leader of energy solutions (electricity and water) in isolated places. ECOLIFE SYSTEM has already attracted interest from companies such as Gazprom or major Russian telephone operators.

First imported, the products will mostly be manufactured locally.

From atmospheric water fountains to fixed or mobile 2 kva to multi megawatt hybrid devices that provide electricity, the ECOLIFE SYSTEM offer is complete. It includes financing, products, installation, maintenance and training of local staff.

The commercialized systems are hybrid, ie combine different technologies that avoid being dependent on one or the other. On the other hand hybridization makes it possible to get the best energy at the best time and at the best cost. No more cuts or micro-cuts. Products are delivered Plug and Play. As energy in Russia is often cheap, the differentiating factor is the exorbitant logistics costs that can explode diesel supply costs, for example.

Finally, ECOLIFE SYSTEM arises as a virtuous model as well economic, as environmental as well as social since the systems sold by ECOLIFE SYSTEM help the populations in the remote places.

Stéphane Bilquey, Director of EIFFAGE CLEMESSY in Russia concluded the seminar by presenting the activities of the company and its branch Clemessy. It brings together all skills to design, integrate, install, maintain and improve systems and equipment in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. By promoting internal synergies and developing the skills of each, Clemessy responds to many needs, whether new work or maintenance. Clemessy is present in all sectors of activity: industry, energy and nuclear, tertiary and transport infrastructure. In this partnership, the company will install and maintain facilities.

The combination of these three companies is based on offering turnkey solutions from studies through the supply of equipment and ending with installation and maintenance. This guarantees high quality of services.

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