Visit by the President of Lyon Métropole to Chemistry Valley with the focus on energy

Publié le : 13.12.2017

On 7 December, David Kimelfeld visited the Elkem Silicones site at Saint-Fons.
He was accompanied by Vice Presidents Roland Crimier (energy) and Bruno Charles (sustainable development), the Delegate Councillor for Heat Networks Samia Belaziz and the Mayors of Saint-Fons, Solaize, Vernaison and Irigny.
The delegation was welcomed by Elkem Silicones representatives who presented the site’s activities and development dynamic, illustrated by a recent investment of 15 million euros. More precisely, the energy managers at Elkem and Solvay Belle-Etoile explained the organisation and energy challenges of the Valley’s industrial eco-system, in particular with regard to the supply of steam. Representatives of Suez promoted the Suez Val’Energy project, selected in the Appel des 30 !, which aims to supply carbon-free steam to chemists, from commercial waste transformed into solid recovered fuel (SRF). The potential offered by the recovery of unavoidable energy from industrial sites to supply urban heating networks (Thermicity study) was also discussed by the various stakeholders.
These are all very interesting subjects in the context of the Métropole’s public policies such as the Territorial Energy and Climate Plan and the Master Energy Plan and public-private strategic approaches such as Valden (cf. news of 23/10/17).