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Carpentry: purchase of machine tools with an ECO mode

Craft Industry
[ Detailed version of the measure ]
Last update: 31/05/2024
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  • Subsidies available
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To make this measure more effective and tailored to the specific context of your company, we recommend that you first perform an overall analysis of your energy situation.

Purchase of machine tools with an ECO mode

Some older machines do not have standby mode or energy-saving mode. Companies need to purchase new machines equipped with automatic shutdown functions to save money during periods when their equipment is not in use. Here are some examples of equipment requiring ECO mode: lubrication pumps, cooling fans, hydraulic pumps, servo motors and display standby (screens).

Installing this new technology can save businesses up to 5% on electricity consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. This measure is not easy to implement and cannot be justified by the cost of energy alone. This measure requires a temporary shutdown of production during installation.

Energy and environmental impact

Standby periods, when ancillary systems such as chips conveying, dust aspiration, the hydraulic unit, servo motor power supply, and control screens are shut down, help save energy.

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Subsidy application

State subsidy application

Please note: any application for government or non-government subsidies must comply with the “incentive effect”, subject to compliance with the subsidy conditions.
To ensure that the incentive effect of the aid is respected, no binding commitments may be made (acceptance of a quote; advance)

  • SME Packages – Sustainability
    • Flat-rate subsidy of €5.000 for small and medium-sized companies for projects to reduce their environmental impact, costing between €5.000 and €6.650 excluding VAT
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N.B. While several state subsidies cannot be granted for the same project, they can be combined with assistance from energy suppliers.

Subsidies from electricity and natural gas suppliers

Since 2015, natural gas and electricity suppliers are required to make energy savings for consumers under the obligation scheme. Since then, energy suppliers have been offering support and advice, as well as subsidy programmes for consumers to implement energy efficiency measures. The amount of the premium is proportional to the annual energy saving (in MWh). The following suppliers offer this service for companies:

N.B.: Supplier subsidies can be combined with a state subsidy for the same project.

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