The foreign trade is naturally associated to globalization. And sustainability reinforces the importance of using resources responsibly, so as not to cause depletion or shortage. The question here is – how to expand a country import and export capacity and powerfully integrate it to globalization, without compromising the quality of life for next generations?
SMEs account for over 90% of the number of businesses in the world and provide jobs for more than half of the working population. They also play an important role in the economies of both industrialized and developing countries by commonly accounting for up to 50% of their gross domestic product. Still a large share of the SMEs’ process heat demand is met by fossil fuels and the cost of energy can be a substantial part of their total production costs. Why?