Projects

KARMA2020
Full Title: Industrial Feather Waste Valorisation for Sustainable KeRatin based MAterials
Aim:

The overall objective of KaRMA2020 is the industrial exploitation of underutilized waste to obtain added value raw materials for the chemical sector: keratin, bioplastics, flame retardant coatings...

Concept:
This will be accomplished through either: i) innovative and sustainable approaches (already patented by some of KaRMA2020 partners), or ii) conventional and economic techniques. The obtained raw...
Start date:
1 January, 2017
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
MORSE
Full Title: Model-based optimisation for efficient use of resources and energy
Aim:
Start date:
1 August, 2017