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Lyon Métropole and 10 manufacturers in Chemistry Valley embark on the VALDEN procedure

Publié le : 24.10.2017

The industrial ecosystem of Chemistry Valley is still very reliant on chemical and refinery businesses (6,000 direct jobs).
The economic development strategy for the Valley aims to bolster this industrial base by expanding it to include the complementary sectors of energy and the environment.
Energy is a significant competitive challenge for the chemicals sector which is a big consumer, and the link between chemistry and the environment, characterised by the Axelera competitiveness cluster, is well-established.
By virtue of its expertise, Lyon Métropole manages several industrial sites in these sectors in the Valley or on its periphery: the Energy Recycling Processing Unit on Edouard Herriot Port, the wastewater treatment facilities in Saint-Fons and Pierre Bénite, and the urban heating networks in Lyon Métropole Centre and Venissieux.
New private energy production and / or waste recycling projects are appearing in the Valley, in particular via the Appel des 30 !
In this context, Lyon Métropole and 10 manufacturers have decided to embark on “VALDEN”, a strategic, prospective and collaborative approach to the challenges and potential of Chemistry Valley in the areas of energy and waste.

On 23 October, the partners signed a confidentiality and collaborative agreement so that they could get the first diagnostic stage underway, scheduled for completion in January 2018.