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European project to develop policy roadmap for energy in healthcare

Optimat has been awarded a contract by the European Commission to develop strategic roadmaps for innovative energy solutions in the healthcare sector.  The roadmaps will provide direction to policy makers on how demand-side interventions could overcome the  barriers to wider market uptake.  The Energy4Health project will involve partners from the UK, Netherlands and Poland.  It builds on a proj…

Optimat report looks at circular economy in the automotive sector

The Scottish Government has just published the Optimat report investigating the trends and opportunities in remanufacture, refurbishment, recycling and reuse of vehicles.

This detailed report looks at the medium and long term implications of a move towards a circular economy for the vehicle sector.  It also presents the results of a survey of over 60 End of Life Vehicle dismantlers and …

Public Procurement workshop on sustainable transport in cities

Optimat played a leading role in the organisation of a pioneering workshop in Rotterdam on 3rd December 2013 on how the  procurement power of city authorities and major transport-intensive companies could be mobilised to accelerate progress towards sustainable zero carbon transport systems.    The workshop was an important milestone in the EU/FP7/TRANSFORM project, which Optimat is m…