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The following organizations support the ACIDLOOP project as Implementing Partners:


The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is the lead applicant of the project and will be involved in identifying local industrial needs and facilitating the participation of these industries in the training workshops for sustainable production, the demonstration system installations and visits of the test units. TERI will be the co-ordinator for all local actions.

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adelphi is a non-profit institute that has specialized on sustainable development strategy development and implementation in India for many years. adelphi is responsible for aligning the project towards an enabling policy environment and ensuring interest of financial institutions on project results.

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The VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH (BFI) has extensive experience in process technologies for the metal industry. In the ACIDLOOP project, BFI is involved in consulting and supporting the technologies for the demonstration system implementation.

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Austria Recycling Verein zur Förderung von Recycling und Umweltschutz in Österreich (AREC) has worked actively with galvanizing companies involving zero emission retrofitting projects and have several years of experience in SME consulting in Europe and many parts of Asia. In this project, AREC will provide inputs for sustainable production through materials stream management using the ECOPROFIT approach. 

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STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society is a training and consultancy organisation, registered in Gurgaon, India since 2007. It’s objective is to promote sustainable development at enterprises through the Resource Efficiency approach. It has impacted more 150 enterprises across sectors in India, Nepal and Bhutan and helped them save money while saving the environment. The participating enterprises saved energy, water, reduced raw material wastage and therefore achieved higher Resource Efficiency at no or low investments.

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Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation, Inc (ASSIST) is a non-stock non-profit organization and primary focus is to increase environmental protection among the public and the business sector as well as to increase business cooperation and networking. In this project, ASSIST will engage with metal finishers in Southern India and will be contribute to IEC (information, education and communication) material development.

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Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is an industry body representing 38 leading vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India and works closely with all the concerned stakeholders to actively formulate rules, regulations and policies related to the automotive industry. SIAM will provide linkages with automobile companies for the project activities.

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ACIDLOOP is a 4-year project (2012-2016) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACIDLOOP is targeted specifically at the Indian metal finishing industry.  It aims to introduce technology innovation for acid recovery as well as resource efficiency that would lead to improved environmental quality and combat pollution.  The activities is taking place in various locations in northern, western and southern India.


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