GR.ENE.CO Green Energy for Green Companies aims to contribute to the reduction of the use of non-renewable energy sources – especially for the farm industry - in favor of renewable energy sources in the Mediterranean sea basin.

The project worth about 2 million € and it is funded by ENPI CBC MED Programme contribution of 1.797.457,50 €. The project is presented at the kick-off meeting, which took place on the 31st March until April the 2nd in Alexandria, at the Tolip Royal Hotel, 252, Moustafa Kamel, Corniche Road Roshdy.

GR.ENE.CO is addressed mainly to public administrations, farms and small and medium sized enterprises operating in the energy sector in order to spread the RES plants use and to ensure the energy self-sufficiency to local farms. Thanks to the Network of Green Tools, SMEs will strengthen innovation capacities, management and networking skills.

Overall, by using energy sources, the emission of toxic gases will decrease in the areas involved in the project (Italy, Lebanon and Egypt). The environment will benefit from it, becoming much healthier.

GR.ENE.CO will allow identifying, disseminating and promoting best practices and financial instruments, to support agricultural enterprises in adopting green energy systems, as well as implementing new green systems for energy self-sufficiency.

The applicant is the LAG (Local Action Group) Sarcidano - Barbagia of Seulo, located in Sardinia. The action involves nine partners: the University of Alexandria in Egypt, Beirut Arab University, the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture, the Italian-Arab Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of Nuoro, TecnoMarche - Science and Technology Park of the Marche Region, ITABIA - Italian Biomass Association, IPSAR – Professional Institute for Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Sardinian Forestry Authority.