Projects

MAESTRI
Full Title: Total resource and energy efficiency management system for process industries
Aim:

The MAESTRI project aims to advance the sustainability of European manufacturing and process industries. This is done by providing a management system in the form of a flexible and scalable...

Concept:
The Total Efficiency Framework will be based on four main pillars to overcome the current barriers and promote sustainable improvements: a) an effective management system targeted at process and...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
MEASURE
Full Title: Metrics for Sustainability Assessment in European Process Industries
Aim:

The European project MEASURE stands for harmonised cross-sectorial sustainability assessment in the European process industries.

Concept:
The project team will focus on the following main topics: - Critical points in current practice due to interfaces between sectors and/or along the supply chain, - From single sector to cross-...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
MefCO2
Full Title: MefCO2 (Methanol fuel from CO2) - Synthesis of methanol from captured carbon dioxide using surplus electricity.
Aim:

<p>To develop an innovative green chemical production technology which contributes significantly to the European objectives of decreasing CO2 emissions and increasing renewable energy usage...

Concept:
The overall concept underpinning the project lies in the utilisation of ordinarily emitted greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and hydrogen, produced from redundant electrical energy into a widely-useable...
Start date:
1 December, 2014
MEMERE
Full Title: MEthane activation via integrated MEmbrane REactors
Aim:

The key objective of the MEMERE project is the design, scale-up and validation of a novel membrane reactor for the direct conversion of methane into C2H4 with integrated air separation.

Concept:
The focus of the project is on the air separation through novel MIEC membranes integrated within a reactor operated at high temperature for OCM allowing integration of different process steps in a...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
MOBILE FLIP
Full Title: Mobile and Flexible Industrial Processing of Biomass
Aim:

MOBILE FLIP aims at developing and demonstrating mobile processes for the treatment of underexploited agro- and forest based biomass resources into products and intermediates. The processes will...

Concept:
Process concepts have been designed around the key technologies pelletizing, torrefaction, slow pyrolysis, hydrothermal pretreatment and carbonisation.
Start date:
1 January, 2015
MONSOON
Full Title: MOdel based coNtrol framework for Site-wide OptimizatiON of data-intensive processes
Aim:

MONSOON aims to establish a data-driven methodology to support the identification and exploitation of optimization potentials by applying multi-scale model based predictive controls in production...

Concept:
MONSOON will be developed and evaluated in two sites from the aluminium and plastics domains. The aluminium scenario will be focused on predictive monitoring of potlines, targeting early detection of...
Start date:
1 October, 2016
PRINTCR3DIT
Full Title: Process Intensification through Adaptable Catalytic Reactors made by 3D Printing
Aim:

The concept of PRINTCR3DIT is to employ 3D printing to boost process intensification in the chemical industries by adapting reactors and structured catalysts to the requirements of the reaction....

Concept:
The methodology will be applied to three markets of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and fertilizers, ranging from few tons to millions of tons of production per year. This demonstrates the...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
PRODIAS
Full Title: PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems
Aim:

Key players of the European process industry from the areas of biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment supply as well as research organizations collaborate to...

Concept:
A re-thinking of downstream process development, the optimization of separation technologies and suitable methodologies for fast-track development of tailored downstream processes are needed to boost...
Start date:
1 January, 2015