Funding: Investments for the future programme (PIA): Highly Ambitious Innovative Regions (TIGA)
EIGSI Project Manager: Nicolas Malhéné
Duration: January 2020 – December 2022
Partners: Atlantech, La Rochelle (CDA), ADEFIP (Action for Economic Development through Crowdfunding), La Rochelle University, Carbone 4, Les Petits Débrouillards Association
Objectives of the AGREMOB project
AGREMOB is a technical and financial mechanism for developing projects geared towards carbon neutrality.
Its principle: to create a cooperative tool for the issuance and sale of carbon credits at local scale. AGREMOB therefore seeks to bring together project leaders and buyers to put their commitment into meaningful action. A data platform will support its operation. The project will make it possible to calculate the weight of each action in a local carbon footprint and to set up an efficient offsetting system.
Moreover, AGREMOB is expected to develop new transport services for citizens whilst creating innovative incentives for sustainable mobility.
Finally, AGREMOB implements a Territorial Aggregator for assessing, checking and guaranteeing the associated reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption.
For each of the project’s strands, EIGSI is lending the expertise it has gained during the Velud and CityMobil2 projects.
- For the first strand, it will assist with change management. Education is the cornerstone of this strand. The aim is to reassure, explain and reveal the tremendous potential in this regard to enable everyone to look ahead to a more eco-responsible future. An engineering school and its research professors have a key role to play in this context. Underpinning EIGSI’s contribution is a core set of incontrovertible scientific knowledge combined with innovative teaching aids. Conferences, Hackathons, discussion workshops, seminars, research projects and sports challenges are just some of the wide variety of tools rolled out to meet AGREMOB’s objectives.
During these events, the audience is encouraged to put their thinking caps on and come up with solutions themselves. Their thought process should lead them to identify changes that they are prepared to make over the long-term. In this way, they become conscious of the changes they can make themselves, as conscious consumers.
Here is an example of an event:
- In strand 2, EIGSI is helping to assess the energy savings and reduction in carbon emissions using the E+ / C- (Energy Plus, Carbon Minus) method. This strand sets out to trial reliable and relevant assessment methods and to confirm their viability through practical cases. The aim is to assess the energy consumption avoided by rolling out new practices through a comparison with the initial baseline scenario. This information then needs to be aggregated using data collection tools and algorithms developed for processing these signals to work out what the gains are within a given population. Along with the consortium, EIGSI will ensure that the tools and methods applied can be replicated within other local areas and transferred to other ecosystems.