Projects

REHAP
Full Title: Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processes that transform agroforestry waste into High Added value Products
Aim:

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:
01/10/2016
End date:
30/09/2020
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:
01/09/2015
End date:
31/08/2018
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:
01/09/2015
End date:
28/02/2019
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:
01/06/2015
End date:
30/11/2018
REVaMP
Full Title: Retrofitting Equipment for Efficient Use of Variable Feedstock in Metal Making Processes
Aim:

The objective of the project is to develop, adapt and apply novel retrofitting technologies to cope with the increasing variability of feedstock and to ensure the efficient use of both material...

Concept:
Existing metal production plants need to be retrofitted with appropriate sensors for characterisation of metal scrap regarding chemical composition analysis and for furnace operation, to cope with...
Start date:
01/01/2020
End date:
30/06/2023
ReWaCEM
Full Title: Resource recovery from industrial waste water by cutting edge membrane technologies
Aim:

The ReWaCEM project aims at reducing water use, wastewater production, energy use and water footprint by between 30-90% as well as increasing valuable metal resource recovery in the metal plating...

Concept:
To achieve its objectives, ReWaCEM will adopt two cutting edge membrane technologies suitable for the requirements of closed material cycles approaches and recovery concepts in metal processing...
Start date:
01/10/2016
End date:
30/09/2019
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:
14/09/2015
End date:
13/09/2019
SAIS
Full Title: Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis – a Cross-sectoral Blueprint for a Sustainable Process Industry
Aim:

 The SPIRE-SAIS project aim to enable and accelerate the uptake of Industrial Symbiosis and energy efficiency by developing a comprehensive cross-sectorial blueprint for skills. The SPIRE-...

Concept:
Educational modules and tools for greater awareness of the needs and opportunities provided by improved industrial symbiosis and energy efficiency will be developed. New skills, including digital...
Start date:
01/01/2020
End date:
31/03/2023