Projects

COCOP
Full Title: Coordinating Optimisation of Complex Industrial Processes
Aim:

The vision of COCOP is that complex process-industry plants are optimally run by operators with the guidance of a coordinating, real-time optimisation system.

Concept:
The project’s objective is to enable plant-wide monitoring and control by using the model-based, predictive, coordinating optimisation concept in integration with plant’s automation systems.
Start date:
1 October, 2016
CONSENS
Full Title: Integrated Control and Sensing for Sustainable Operation of Flexible Intensified Processes
Aim:

The main goal of the CONSENS project is to advance the continuous production of high-value products that meet high quality demands in flexible intensified continuous plants by introducing novel...

Concept:
CONSENS will focus on flexible continuous plants, but the results in the areas of sensing, control, and performance monitoring will be transferable to large-scale processes. The research and...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
CoPro
Full Title: Improved energy and resource efficiency by better coordination of production in the process industries
Aim:

The goal of CoPro is to develop and to demonstrate methods and tools for process monitoring and optimal dynamic planning, scheduling and control of plants, industrial sites and clusters under...

Concept:
CoPro pays special attention to the role of operators and managers in plant-wide control solutions and to the deployment of advanced solutions in industrial sites with a heterogeneous IT environment...
Start date:
1 November, 2016
DEMETO
Full Title: Modular, scalable and high-performance depolymerization by microwave technology
Aim:

Nowadays, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)-based waste streams are mainly treated by means of mechanical processes, aimed at recovering plastic solid waste (PSW) for re-use; because of the...

Concept:
DEMETO proposes a highly innovative approach to the Process Intensification of the alkaline hydrolysis chemical recycling reaction (de-polymerization) of PET plastic waste, based on the adoption of...
Start date:
1 September, 2017
DISIRE
Full Title: Integrated Process Control based on Distributed In-Situ Sensors into Raw Material and Energy Feedstock
Aim:

The objective of the DISIRE project is to evolve the existing industrial processes by advancing the Sustainable Process Industry through an overall Resource and Energy efficiency by the...

Concept:
With the DISIRE project the properties of the raw materials or product flows will be fully integrated in a unique inline measuring system that will extend the level of knowledge and awareness of the...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
DREAM
Full Title: Design for Resource and Energy efficiency in cerAMic kilns
Aim:

The DREAM project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a radically improved architecture for ceramic industrial furnaces, characterised by optimised energy consumption, reduced emissions, and...

Concept:
This will be obtained by substantially enhancing specific furnace parts (control system, refractories, emissions abatement system) and by adding new modules and sub-systems (CHP unit, heat pipes) to...
Start date:
1 October, 2016
DRYficiency
Full Title: Waste Heat Recovery in Industrial Drying Processes
Aim:

The overall objective of the DRYficiency project is to lead energy-intensive sectors of the European manufacturing industry to high energy efficiency and a reduction of fossil carbon emissions by...

Concept:
The DRYficiency consortium will elaborate technically and economically viable solutions for upgrading idle waste heat streams to process heat streams at higher temperature levels up to 180 °C. The...
Start date:
1 September, 2016
ECCO
Full Title: Energy Efficient Coil Coating Process
Aim:
Start date:
1 September, 2017