Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Tunisia
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How might we improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in industry and services in Tunisia?
Currently, Tunisia is heavily dependent on importing energy supplies (almost exclusively fossil fuels) from abroad, with a share of up to 60% of the total energy consumption. Increasing energy efficiency could thereby decrease energy demand and consequently reduce dependency on importing fossil fuels from abroad.
Tunisia has set itself the goal of covering around a third of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. In the new strategy, Tunisia committed itself to reduce energy intensity by 30% in addition to producing 35% of their electricity supply from renewable energies. Lastly, the topic of "green hydrogen" is increasingly becoming the focus of public discussion.
Considering these circumstances, the lab of tomorrow in Tunisia aims to create innovative solutions in the fields of energy efficiency and decentralized generation of renewable energies. These new business models, which are developed in a collaborative way between Tunisian and European companies, try to address the challenge of increasing energy efficiency e.g., in the sector of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), building insulation, the automotive industry, tourism, or the reusage of residual heat in industrial zones. These new business models can help in reducing the overall energy dependency of Tunisia, while simultaneously creating new and sustainable business opportunities for Tunisian and European companies. Lastly, the lab of tomorrow contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
How might we create sustainable cooling solutions for commercial activities?
This business opportunity aims at identifying new cooling solutions for commercial activities ranging from HVAC for private, public and commercial buildings, cooling processes in industry, cold storage in retail to leisure facilities in tourism.
How might we develop digitally supported services for the optimization of energy efficiency?
Digital tools can help in managing energy consumption within a business. This includes areas such as automation, the optimization of load curves or the measurement of current energy demand.
How might we develop services supported by digitalization to optimize the energy efficiency of the hotel sector in Tunisia?
This business opportunity aims to identify new ways of optimizing energy efficiency with simple tools and connected platforms adapted to the hotel sector in Tunisia while considering the customer experience and satisfaction. These solutions will enable hotels to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy supply costs and increase their profitability while providing a quality customer experience
How might we create an integrated value chain for industrial hydrogen production?
This business opportunity focuses on pre-markets in the value chain of hydrogen production. These markets include for example the provision and construction of composite pipes and tubes, valves, storage tanks, measuring instruments or energy management systems.
How might we develop or improve industrial zones towards integrated green energy solutions?
The business opportunity strives to create new innovations for improving energy efficiency in existing or planned industrial zones and/or -parks.