Cleaner and more environmentally friendly metal processing in India

Metal finishing at INDSAT_ECOCHARM

The ACIDLOOP project aimed at creating the conditions for a cleaner and more environmentally friendly metal processing and finishing in the Indian cities of Delhi, Ludhiana, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Madurai. In particular, the project was about improving acid recovery in the metal processing and finishing sector and reducing the resource input for these processes.

In the course of the project, Indian SMEs from the metal finishing industry were exposed to new technology options and pilot plants for acid recovery. SMEs were trained in the ECOPROFIT approach which can significantly reduce resource use.

As part of the project, adelphi particularly fostered the dialogue process between different stakeholders in order to improve the political conditions for acid recovery and to open up funding opportunities for SMEs.

Publications of this project

  • Climate Expert: a bottom-up approach to SME resilience to climate change

    Frei-Oldenburg, Angelika; Janina Wohlgemuth, Sylvia Maria von Stieglitz, Cosima Stahr and Frederik Eisinger 2018: Climate Expert: a bottom-up approach to SME resilience to climate change. In: Schaer, Caroline and Natasha Kuruppu (eds.): Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises. Nairobi: UN Environment, 159-177.