Projects

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 significantly underused resource in the process industries. Secondary aluminium recycling and ceramic processing were identified as key examples with economically recoverable waste...

Concept:
Following an end-user analysis and characterisation of exhaust streams and waste products, a life cycle costing and assessment will be carried out with candidate molten salts selected for thermal...
Start date:
01/09/2016
End date:
31/08/2019

SOLPART
Full Title: High Temperature Solar-Heated Reactors for Industrial Production of Reactive Particulates
Aim:

The main objective of the SOLPART project is to develop, at a pilot scale, a high temperature (800-1000°C) 24h/day solar process suitable for particle treatment in energy intensive non-metallic...

Concept:
Hence, the challenges of the project are to demonstrate a pilot scale solar reactor suitable for e.g calcium carbonate decomposition (Calcination reaction: CaCO3 = CaO + CO2) and to simulate at...
Start date:
16/05/2019
End date:
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:
03/10/2016
End date:
02/04/2020
SPRING
Full Title: Setting the framework for the enhanced impact of SPIRE projects
Aim:

Project SPRING’s objective is to increase progression towards the SPIRE goals and enhance project return on investment by addressing the needs and barriers of those who make the...

Concept:
Through partners Britest, INEOS, IRIS and CRIT, Project SPRING represents a consortium of SPIRE projects (EPOS, STYLE, SHAREBOX, IbD, PROPAT, DREAM and CoPro), plus the Factories of the Future...
Start date:
01/09/2017
End date:
01/09/2019
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:
01/02/2015
End date:
31/01/2018
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:
01/01/2015
End date:
31/12/2016
SUPREME
Full Title: Sustainable and flexible powder metallurgy processes optimization by a holistic reduction of raw material resources and energy consumption.
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Start date:
01/09/2017
End date:
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:
01/10/2015
End date:
30/09/2018