The government is accelerating on reindustrialisation, Alpine’s A290, vertical cement plant… The five images of the week

Emmanuel Macron unveils his plan to promote reindustrialization

In front of 400 industry players gathered Thursday, May 11 at the Elysée, the President of the Republic presented measures in favor of the reindustrialization of France. Emmanuel Macron notably confirmed the reduction in the contribution on the added value of companies and mentioned the reform of vocational high schools, which will lead to the opening of 15,000 new training places for industry professions from the start of the 2023 school year. of the State also announced the relaunch of the Territories of Industry program, the reduction of delays for industrial establishments, the creation of a green industry tax credit and the conditioning of the ecological bonus for the purchase of an electric vehicle “to better take into account the carbon footprint of vehicle production».

The tallest 3D printed building in Europe

An extraordinary construction site has been taking place in the German city of Heidelberg since March 31. Europe’s tallest 3D printed building is coming to life. 54 meters long, 11 meters wide, 9 meters high and with an area of ​​600 square meters, the building, which will house a data center, will require approximately 140 hours of printing. Thus, the structural work must be completed at the end of July. Peri 3D Construction, the company in charge of the construction of the vertical elements, had already realized in Germany the largest apartment building in Europe printed in 3D. This included a total living area of ​​approximately 380 square meters.

Alpine presents the beta version of its future A290 city car

Alpine gave Tuesday, May 9 in Bristol (United Kingdom) a taste of its future electric sports city car, the A290, by presenting a show car which prefigures 85% of this new vehicle. Based on the prototype of the electric Renault 5 and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies (Torque Vectoring, advanced multi-link rear axle), the car is characterized by multiple references to the world of motor racing (bucket seats, safety harnesses, “overtake” button “, “taped” headlights…).. The A290, whose series production will begin in 2024 in Douai (North), is part of Alpine’s 100% electric “Dream Garage” which will include a GT crossover and a sports replacement the A110.

The world’s first vertical cement plant

Hoffmann Green Cement inaugurated Friday, May 12 the first vertical cement plant in the world, which required an investment of 22 million euros. Located in Bournezeau (Vendée), it will be able, after 24 months of work, to produce 1,000 tonnes of cement per day. The verticality allows, thanks to the gravitation, to optimize the production. Thus, it will increase from 50,000 tons of cement per year on the 30,000 square meters of land that includes the first factory of the group located nearby, to 250,000 tons on 15,000 square meters. This second plant will also consume 50% less energy than the first.

Annecy recovers the water from its lake

Water from Lake Annecy has been supplying a water loop system since April 7, which should cover 95% of the heating and domestic hot water needs of buildings in the new Trésums district. This comprises 570 housing units, a hotel and the future municipal swimming pool. Called “ali energy”, the project was piloted by the French ETI Idex, which specializes in local and carbon-free energy infrastructure. In summer, the system will be able to air-condition the swimming pool, the hotel and a senior residence in the neighborhood while using 15 times less electricity than a conventional air conditioner.

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