Projects

ROMEO
Full Title: Reactor Optimisation by Membrane enhanced Operation
Aim:

Industry and academia have teamed up around a new reactor concept using membranes to carry out chemical synthesis and downstream processing in a single step. A new level of process intensification...

Concept:
The new technology concept will be proven by two prominent large volume reactions: a demo plant for hydroformylation will be built while another demo will show the feasibility of the concept for the...
Start date:
14 September, 2015
SAMT
Full Title: Sustainability assessment methods and tools to support decision-making in the process industries (2015-2016)
Aim:

The aim of the SAMT project is to review and make recommendations about the most potential methods for evaluating sustainability in the process industry, focusing especially on energy and resource...

Concept:
SAMT is a coordination and support action that promotes cross-sectorial learning and uptake of the most promising tools by conducting case studies, organizing workshops and identifying needs for...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
SHAREBOX
Full Title: Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources
Aim:

Sharebox will develop a secure platform for the flexible management of shared process resources that will provide plant operations and production managers with the robust and reliable information...

Concept:
Industrial symbiosis (IS) is the use by one company or sector of by-products, including energy, water, logistics and materials, from another. IS networks have proven successful not only in diverting...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
Smartrec
Full Title: Developing a standard modularised solution for flexible and adaptive integration of heat recovery and thermal storage capable of recovery and management of waste heat
Aim:

Waste heat is a problem common to high temperature processing industries as a significantly underused resource, often due to challenges in economic heat valorisation. Secondary aluminium recycling...

Concept:
Following end-user analysis and characterisation of exhaust streams and waste products, full life cycle costing and assessment will be carried out with candidate molten salts selected for thermal...
Start date:
1 January, 2016
SPOTVIEW
Full Title: Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage
Aim:

The objective of the SPOTVIEW project is to develop and demonstrate innovative, sustainable and efficient processes and technology components, in order to optimize the use of natural resources,...

Concept:
A total of 14 existing and new technologies will be assessed during the project, including solid/liquid separation, ultrafiltration, deionization, biological treatment, disinfection and chemical heat...
Start date:
3 October, 2016
SteamBIO
Full Title: Flexible Superheated Steam Torrefaction and Grinding of Indigenous Biomass from Remote Rural Sources to Produce Stable Densified Feedstocks for Chemical and Energy Applications
Aim:

SteamBio will demonstrate in fields and forests an innovative mobile superheated steam process. This process will convert agro-forestry residues into stable feedstock for biochemical and bioenergy...

Concept:
The overall SteamBio concept is to create a commercially viable platform that can stabilise biomass materials close to source for subsequent biochemical and bioenergy uses. The platform will be...
Start date:
1 February, 2015
STYLE
Full Title: Sustainability Toolkit for easY Life-cycle Evaluation
Aim:

Project STYLE ultimately seeks to identify and deliver a practical ‘toolkit’ that can be used by future EU projects and industry to assess the value (in sustainability terms) of new technologies...

Concept:
1. To identify best practice in sustainability evaluation, across multiple sectors in the process industries and through value chains, via inventory and classification of established approaches. 2....
Start date:
1 January, 2015
SUSPIRE
Full Title: Sustainable Production of Industrial Recovered Energy using energy dissipative and storage technologies
Aim:

SusPIRE project assimilates in its conception the sustainable energy use challenge described in the European SETPLAN and in SPIRE road map. It addresses its efforts to energy intensive industries...

Start date:
1 October, 2015