Interest in the EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme is building: over 100 supply chain representatives have attended “What and Why” Awareness Workshops so far in the UK with a third event to be held in Edinburgh on 12th February 2014.
ETV is a European scheme aimed at accelerating the uptake of novel environmental technologies. WRc was accredited by UKAS in May 2013 as a Verification Body for the EU ETV scheme and manages the verification process, from application through to award, for technologies within the water treatment and monitoring area and in the waste, resources and recycling area. NPL cover the energy area and both organisations have been working closely to co-ordinate the scheme in the UK.
Unlike product certification schemes, ETV allows the technology supplier or manufacturer to tailor the testing and the claims to their product. At WRc we understand the challenges of testing technology and end user requirements so we are able to work with suppliers using existing evidence, where possible, to achieve best value from the ETV scheme. We are currently working with over 10 technology suppliers and manufacturers - these are early adopters taking advantage of the support funding offered by the scheme. These companies are looking to differentiate their technologies and use ETV as a route to increase sales, build market penetration, increase marketing returns and minimise additional repeat, and costly testing.
If you have an innovative technology which offers environmental benefits and want to find out more about ETV, contact Leo Carswell at WRc by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01793 865131. Initial Quick Scan reviews which assess the suitability of a technology are offered without commitment or charge.
Watch the 4 minute ETV video at http://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/etv/ to find out more.
An ETV Workshop hosted by The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) and SEPA will be held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on the 12th February 2014. http://www.npl.co.uk/events/12-feb-2014-etv-workshop.