Boosting Energy Transition of ThE Dairy value chain

The Project aims to facilitate companies (especially SMEs) belonging to supply chains in the dairy sector to foster the market uptake of energy efficiency measures including the use of renewables and the deployment of heat pumps at the value chain level. Moreover, the project will also significantly contribute to the reduction of fossil fuels dependency fast tracking the energy transition.


 The dairy sector is predominantly organized in cooperatives, which hold the majority of the market share. This factor makes relevant the necessity for cooperation and coordination between different players and increases the potential of a value chain approach. To achieve this integration, the project will implement capacity-building programs and steer companies and value chain decisions for energy saving, renewables, and heat pumps adoption investments with supporting tools.

The BETTED project

contributes to the Clean Energy Transition of companies
which is an integral part of the LIFE Programme

The project will create tailor made tools for the environmental and economic assessment of value chain in the dairy sector, including benchmarking, monitoring the tools, and support activities to boost the market uptake of cost-effective energy efficiency measures, renewables, and heat pumps among EU companies across the value chain through capacity building and dissemination and exploitation activities.


This project builds on existing knowledge on drivers, solutions, and barriers to industrial energy efficiency in the food and beverage sector and will consolidate it as it is a follow-up project to the H2020 ICCEE project, Nº. 847040.


It is meant to have not only short-term impacts on value chains but also long-term impacts, since the energy transition is an important milestone for the sustainability (economical, environmental, and social) of the value chain. In the long term, the project aims to support the EU’s objective of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

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