Projects

ProPAT
Full Title: Robust and affordable process control technologies for improving standards and optimising industrial operations
Aim:

ProPAT aims to develop novel sensors and analysers for providing measurements on composition, particle size and local bulk properties, as well as more traditional but smart sensors for measuring...

Concept:
The PAT initiative focuses on building quality into the product and processes, as well as continuous process improvement. Essentially, integrating on-line measurement and/or modelling of critical...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
RECOBA
Full Title: Cross-sectorial real-time sensing, advanced control and optimisation of batch processes saving energy and raw materials
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The RECOBA project aims to improve product quality, efficiency and flexibility of and in batch processes.

Concept:
Ten cooperation partners will make use of an online, model predictive control of complex batch processes for the production of emulsion polymers, steel, and silicon metal through the application of...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
RECODE
Full Title: Recycling carbon dioxide in the cement industry to produce added-value additives: a step towards a CO2 circular economy
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Start date:
3 August, 2017
REE4EU
Full Title: Integrated high temperature electrolysis (HTE) and Ion Liquid Extraction (ILE) for a strong and independent European Rare Earth Elements Supply Chain.
Aim:

The REE4EU project will realize a breakthrough in securing the availability of rare earth elements in Europe, providing for the first time, a cost effective and efficient method of extraction and...

Start date:
1 January, 2015
REHAP
Full Title: Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processes that transform agroforestry waste into High Added value Products
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REHAP aims at revalorizing agricultural (wheat straw) and forestry (bark) waste through its recovery, and primary (sugars, lignin, tannins) and secondary (sugar acids, carboxylic acids, aromatics...

Concept:
The project will provide reductions in utilization of fossil resources of 80-100%, and energy utilization and CO2 emissions above 30%. Building blocks (1,4 and 2,3-Butanediol, estherpolyols),...
Start date:
1 October, 2016
REMAGHIC
Full Title: New Recovery Processes to produce Rare Earth -Magnesium Alloys of High Performance and Low Cost
Aim:

REMAGHIC is focused on contributing to Europe’s rare earth recovery and magnesium recycling technologies, improving the efficiencies of these processes and advancing the technology readiness...

Concept:
REMAGHIC will contribute to the penetration of magnesium alloys in important sectors for the European industry (Transport, Energy, Biomedicine); it will foster the work done by Tier1s, and promote...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
RESLAG
Full Title: Turning waste from steel industry into a valuable low cost feedstock for energy intensive industry
Aim:

The main aim of RESLAG is to prove that there are industrial sectors able to make an effective use of the 2.9 Mt/y of landfilled slag, if properly supported by the right technologies. In making...

Concept:
To achieve this ambitious goal four large-scale demonstrations to recycle steel slag are considered: Extraction of non-ferrous high added metals; TES for heat recovery applications; TES to increase...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
RESYNTEX
Full Title: A new circular economy concept: from textile waste towards chemical and textile industries feedstock
Aim:

The objective of RESYNTEX is to create a new circular economy concept for the textile and chemical industries. Through industrial symbiosis, it aims to produce secondary raw materials from textile...

Concept:
The project models a complete value chain from textile waste collection through to new marketable feedstock for the chemical and textile industries. It will focus on the reprocessing of blends and...
Start date:
1 June, 2015