Projects

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:
01/01/2015
End date:
31/12/2017
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:
01/11/2016
End date:
30/04/2020

COZMOS
Full Title: Efficient CO2 conversion over multisite Zeolite-Metal nanocatalysts to fuels and OlefinS
Aim:

What if we were able to use CO2 and H2 from renewable energy sources as fuel and chemical feedstocks, and thus decrease CO2 emissions and displace fossil fuels at...

Start date:
01/05/2019
End date:
30/04/2023

CREAToR
Full Title: Collect, Purify, Reuse
Aim:

CREAToR focused on process development and demonstration to remove hazardous, already banned bromine- containing flame-retardants from waste streams using continuous purification technologies. It ...

Concept:
The project will implement ways to collect secondary raw materials, identify the presence of hazardous flame retardants, remove these contaminants from the materials and finally reuse the materials,...
Start date:
01/06/2019
End date:
30/11/2022
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