Projects

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...

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

EMB3Rs
Full Title: Reusing excess Heat/Cold in a profitable way
Aim:

EMB3Rs aim to develop an excess HC (Heat/Cold) (re)use matching platform for industry and end users.

Concept:
The EMB3Rs platform will allow users to determine the costs and benefits related to excess HC utilisation routes and help establishing conditions for implementing the most promising solutions. It...
Start date:
02/09/2019
End date:
01/09/2022
ENSUREAL
Full Title: Integrated cross-sectorial approach for environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient alumina production
Aim:

The ambition of the ENSUREAL project is to demonstrate that a modified version of the Pedersen process can produce alumina from a wide range of minerals while not producing any waste materials....

Concept:
Compared to the established Bayer process for alumina production, the ENSUREAL process will increase alumina production yield by 15 percentile points and reduce energy consumption by 5.4 GJ/t of...
Start date:
03/08/2017
End date:
30/09/2021
EPOS
Full Title: Enhanced energy and resource Efficiency and Performance in process industry Operations via onsite and cross-sectorial Symbiosis
Aim:

The EPOS project brings together 5 global process industries from 5 key relevant sectors: steel, cement, chemicals, minerals and engineering. EPOS's main objective is to enable cross-sectorial...

Concept:
The ambition of the EPOS partners is to gain cross-sectorial knowledge and investigate cluster opportunities using an innovative Industrial Symbiosis platform to be developed and validated during the...
Start date:
01/10/2015
End date:
30/09/2019