Projects

FORGE
Full Title: Development of novel and cost-effective coatings for high-energy processing applications
Aim:

The equipment currently used in energy-intensive industries is vulnerable to corrosion and erosion as well as brittle fractures/cracking from the gas collection and kiln operations. Improvement of...

Concept:
FORGE will explore a new materials space, starting from High Entropy Alloys and Ceramics. This will be done combining machine learning models, thermodynamic calculations, and high-throughput...
Start date:
01/11/2020
End date:
30/04/2024
FReSMe
Full Title: From Residual Steel gases to Methanol
Aim:

To demonstrate feasibility of valorising CO2 and H2 capture from blast furnace gases (BFG) from the steel industry by turning into a versatile chemical platform and renewable fuel such as Methanol...

Concept:
The FReSMe project will produce methanol fuel that will be demonstrated in ship transportation. This green fuel will be produced from CO2, recovered from an industrial Blast Furnace Gases (BFG), and...
Start date:
01/11/2016
End date:
31/10/2020
FUDIPO
Full Title: Future Directions of Production Planning and Optimized Energy- and Process Industries
Aim:

The FUDIPO project will integrate machine learning functions on a wide scale into several critical process industries, showcasing radical improvements in energy and resource efficiency and...

Concept:
The approach is to construct physical process models, which then are continuously adapted using “good data” while “bad data” is used for fault diagnostics. After learning, classification of data can...
Start date:
01/10/2016
End date:
30/09/2020
HARMONI
Full Title: Harmonised assessment of regulatory bottlenecks and standardisation needs for the process industry
Aim:

<p>HARMONI aims at bringing together all the relevant stakeholders of the process industry to jointly identify, analyse and propose solutions to the regulatory bottlenecks and...

Concept:
In order to achieve HARMONI’s overarching goal, the consortium will develop and apply a methodology for ensuring an effective collaboration of the 8 sectors involved in SPIRE PPP to elaborate the...
Start date:
01/08/2017
End date:
01/11/2019

HIPERMAT
Full Title: Advanced design, monitoring, development and validation of novel HIgh PERformance MATerials and components.
Aim:

The main objective of the HIPERMAT project is to empower future low carbon technologies, like hot stamping, by incorporating high performance materials and components in processing furnaces. That...

Concept:
The sustainable target of the project can be overcome by generated synergies between Key Enabling Technologies represented by: • Advanced materials: such as refractory stainless steel with new...
Start date:
01/11/2020
End date:
31/10/2023
I-ThERM
Full Title: Industrial Thermal Energy Recovery Conversion and Management
Aim:

To develop and demonstrate technologies and processes for efficient and cost effective heat recovery from industrial facilities in the temperature range 70 oC to 1000 oC and the optimum...

Concept:
The project will focus on two-phase innovative heat transfer technologies (heat pipes-HP) for the recovery of heat from medium and low temperature sources and the use of this heat for; a) within the...
Start date:
01/10/2015
End date:
31/03/2019
IbD
Full Title: Intensified by Design® for the intensification of processes involving solids handling
Aim:

IbD® will create a holistic platform for facilitating process intensification in processes in which solids are an intrinsic part, the cornerstone of which will be an intensified-by-design® (IbD)....

Concept:
The IbD approach is hinged on the use of robust data about a process to ‘redesign’, modify, adapt and alter that process in a continuous, intensified system, and will be the new paradigm in the...
Start date:
01/09/2015
End date:
31/08/2018
iCAREPLAST
Full Title: Integrated Catalytic Recycling of Plastic Residues Into Added-Value Chemicals
Aim:

Approximately 70% of European plastic waste (18.5 mt/year) is not being recycled due to technical or economic reasons and are thus sent to landfill (27%) or incinerated (42%). This situation...

Concept:
iCAREPLAST solution will enforce circular economy by substantially increasing the amount of recycled plastics to produce commodity products that can be used for virgin-quality polymers production or...
Start date:
15/10/2018
End date:
14/10/2022