Since 1998, dissemination of information and technical assistance to facilitate access to the different support programmes in the industrial sector have been supported by a new IDAE-FEDER Programme For Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. It is a strategic move to promote the realisation of energy saving and renewable energy projects in small and medium-sized businesses through management and financing of turnkey projects in Objective 1 zones. Total resources for the programme up to 2001 were EUR 67.9 million. To complement this programme, IDAE organises courses and seminars for specific sectors. In the past two years, these have included the following courses: - Day congress on cogeneration with gas. - Technological meeting on liquid ice. - Energy efficiency seminar in the beer and malt sector. - Technological meeting on heat pumps. - Day congress on the use of industrial waste as alternative fuel in the cement industry. - Energy efficiency day congress for the agro-food industry.