Projects

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:
01/09/2017
End date:
31/08/2020

DESTINY
Full Title: Development of an Efficient Microwave System for Material Transformation in  energy INtensive processes for an improved Yield
Aim:

The DESTINY project aims to realize a functional, green and energy saving, scalable and replicable solution, employing microwave energy for continuous material processing in energy intensive...

Concept:
The DESTINY concept will be proved in two demo sites located in Spain and Germany, covering high energy demanding sectors of strategic interest as Ceramic (Pigments), Cement (Calcined clay) and Steel...
Start date:
01/10/2018
End date:
31/03/2022
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:
01/01/2015
End date:
31/12/2017
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:
01/10/2016
End date:
30/09/2019
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:
01/09/2016
End date:
01/01/2020
ECCO
Full Title: Energy Efficient Coil Coating Process
Aim:

ECCO proposes a novel solution for the curing oven operation, which can not only drastically increase the compactness and energetic efficiency of the system, but leads to an...

Concept:
The main idea is to heat the metal strip by IR-radiation and operate the curing oven well above the Upper Explosive Limit (UEL), thus, performing the drying and curing process in an atmosphere mainly...
Start date:
01/10/2017
End date:
30/09/2021
Ecobulk
Full Title: Circular Process for Eco-Designed Bulky Products and Internal Car Parts
Aim:
Concept:
ECOBULK through a large scale demonstration effort will contribute to “closing the loop” of composite products in the automotive, furniture and building sectors by promoting greater re-use, upgrade,...
Start date:
01/06/2017
End date:
31/05/2021

eCOCO2
Full Title: Direct electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 into chemical energy carriers in a co-ionic membrane reactor
Aim:

GHG emissions reduction policies to mitigate the alarming climate change can impact carbon-intensive industrial sectors, leading to loss of employment and competitiveness. Current multistage CCU...

Start date:
01/05/2019
End date:
31/05/2022