Green Factory - Towards Carbon Neutral Production
The GREEF co-innovation project will help companies reduce the environmental impact of their operations and products, and accelerate them towards their low-carbon and export growth targets. The project covers a number of green industry themes that apply to each company. While companies focus on their most relevant themes, the GREEF research ecosystem increases the impact on the consortium and the industry as a whole.
The project combines industrial and scientific research in the best possible way.
The results provide best practices and models for:
- sustainable branding in the industrial market;
- energy efficient production control and supply chain;
- the suitability and environmental impact of metal AM methods as a manufacturing method.
The project will also create a calculator for estimating companies' carbon footprint. The emerging know-how enables better identification of the environmental impact of the manufacturing industry and significant changes in operations and products that improve sustainability and competitive advantage.
The GREEF co-innovation project involves Aalto University, University of Oulu, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and six Finnish companies of different sizes: SEW Industrial Gears Oy, AGCO Power Oy, Proventia Oy, Ojala-Yhtymä Oy, Delva Oy, EQ System Scandinavia Oy and Componenta Oyj. Total budget of the project is about 4.8 MEUR, of which Business Finland support is about 2.5 MEUR.
WP3 Sustainable production management The objective of this work package is to study and to demonstrate the optimization of carbon footprint (CF) by employing industrial production control systems. In addition, to generate guidelines for CF oriented production control systems in machine shops and support company’s CF reporting and eco-labelling.