Research focus: Resource and raw materials efficiency, which underpins the functioning of global economy and our quality of life.
As it has been seen in recent decades, intensive use of the world’s resources puts pressure on our planet and threatens the security of supply. Therefore, continuing our current patterns of resource use is not an option. These resources include raw materials such as fuels, minerals and metals but also food, soil, water, biomass and ecosystems.
In response to these changes, increasing resource efficiency is a key research topic. Indeed, there is greater action on resource efficiency than ever before at the business level and the economic conditions are applying pressure on companies to seek savings in production and material supply costs. Inefficiencies are being squeezed from commercial supply chains and businesses are undertaking internal examinations of production process efficiencies by reducing cost through reduced wastage and material usage.
To tackle these opportunities, we at IDENER contribute with our expertise to reseach initiatives related to development of new products and services and finding of new ways to reduce inputs, minimize waste, improve management of resource stocks, change consumption patterns, optimize production processes, management and business methods, and improve logistics.