GreenLab joins the Interreg ÖKS programme for circular economies and energy storage
More muscle to further develop the GreenLab Skive business park – and find practical solutions to the global challenges of transforming existing energy systems. GreenLab Skive, located in Jutland, Denmark, joins the Interreg ÖKS programme for circular economies and energy storage.
The project, called CISKA (Circular Industrial Symbiosis Parks in Scandinavia), is part of the European Union’s ÖKS programme, a regional development fund for the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish areas bordering the waters of the Øresund, Kattegat and Skagerrak straits.
“We are delighted to be part of such an ambitious, cutting-edge project; a project that focuses on the very things we’re good at already. A project that follows the path we’ve embarked on, which means promoting local partnerships that combine business, recycling and green energy,” says Mr. Steen Harding Hintze, executive director of Energifonden Skive – the foundation behind GreenLab Skive. “This means we can move forward faster on taking our unique business park, GreenLab Skive, to the next level. An effort which, over time, will boost local growth.”
The CISKA project will support ongoing efforts to establish circular economies, based on local collaborations that focus on recycling, renewable energy storage and green business innovation. The project partners are Dania Academy (a Danish university of applied sciences), Esval Miljøpark (a Norwegian environmentally friendly waste reuse and processing facility under the Akershus county authority), and Energibyen, Skive Municipality, which will be lead partner on the project.
“This is really important for GreenLab, since it helps us continue our targeted efforts in the areas that move us forward. We’re also extremely pleased with the partners in the project set-up, and we see huge potential advantages in knowledge-sharing and cross-disciplinary and cross-border development. As for our local area, by being part of the project we’ll reinforce the existing foundation here for circular thinking and green energy. The CISKA project will also create growth that can upgrade local skills and competence in these fields – and create more green jobs. All this will help put the whole Skive area one step ahead in the green economy,” Mr. Hintze concludes.
Of the total project budget of EUR 3.587.318. GreenLab Skive will receive EUR 800.000. CISKA will kick off in January 2019 and run until the end of 2021.