KfW energy efficiency program for production plants/processes (KfW product number 292)

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    This programme is suitable for
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    Target groups
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    Who is funded? (Eligible to apply)

    • Majority privately owned domestic and foreign commercial enterprises
    • Freelances
    • Companies that provide (energy) services for a third party on commercial non-residential buildings within the scope of a contracting agreement (without restrictions due to the size of turnover).

    Projects in other countries can also be funded. German commercial enterprises and freelance professionals and subsidiaries of the above-mentioned German enterprises based in other countries may apply, along with joint ventures outside Germany with significant German participation.

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    What is funded? (Purpose)

    Investments for energy conservation of at least 10%:

    • Machines/equipment/process technology
    • Compressed air/vacuum/extraction technology
    • Electric drives/pumps
    • Process cooling, and process heat
    • Heat recovery/waste heat utilisation
    • Measurement and control technology
    • ICT, power, heat, cogeneration plants

    In case of projects in other countries or joint ventures and investments, the costs attributable to the German investor/share are funded. For projects in the EU, the share of EU joint venture partners is also eligible. Outside the EU, an environmental and social impact assessment is required.

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    The funding is granted, in what amount? (The type and amount of support)

    Loans of up to €25 million per project, loan ceiling may be exceeded for projects particularly worthy of promotion, up to 100% of the investment costs.

    • Term: up to 5 years with no more than 1 initial year in which the loan is repayment-free (5/1), up to 10 years with no more than 2 (10/2) or up to 20 years with no more than 3 repayment-free initial years (20/3)
    • Interest rate: low interest rates, standard bank collateralisation
    • Disbursement 100%

    You do not receive your loan directly from KfW but from a financing partner such as your bank.

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    Contact information

    Via principal bank to KfW
    Tel.: +49 (0) 800 539 90 01 (the call is free of charge)

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    Further information
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    Ansprechpartner

    Via principal bank to KfW
    Tel.: +49 (0) 800 539 90 01 (the call is free of charge)

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