Projects


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
ICO2CHEM
Full Title: From industrial CO2 streams to added value Fischer-Tropsch chemicals
Aim:

The aim of the ICO2CHEM project is indeed to develop a new production concept for converting waste CO2 to value added chemicals. The focus is the production of white oils and high...

Start date:
01/10/2017
End date:
30/09/2021
iCspec
Full Title: in-line Cascade laser spectrometer for process control
Aim:

Develop gas analysers beyond the state-of-the-art for fast in-line multi-component monitoring of gas compositions in a process stream and to replace currently employed analysers as gas...

Concept:
Extend the established laser-based in-line gas sensing to the mid-infrared “chemical finger print” spectral range for multi-species detection and thus develop wide wavelength range Mid-IR laser gas...
Start date:
01/04/2015
End date:
31/03/2018

IMPRESS
Full Title: Integration of efficient downstreaM ProcessEs for Sugars and Sugar alcohols
Aim:

IMPRESS will demonstrate and validate a new hybrid biorefinery process for the first time. The aim is to find ways to produce sustainable chemicals and materials.

Concept:
IMPRESS integrates disruptive upstream and downstream technologies developed by the project partners. IMPRESS concept uses 2nd generation lignocellulosic biomass and turns process streams into value...
Start date:
01/09/2019
End date:
31/08/2023
IMPROOF
Full Title: Integrated model guided process optimization of steam cracking furnaces
Aim:

The objective of the project IMPROOF is to drastically improve the energy efficiency of steam cracking furnaces by at least 20%, in a cost effective way, while simultaneously...

Concept:
One important way to reduce the energy input in steam cracking furnaces is to reduce coke formation on the reactor wall. The use of either advanced coil materials, combined with 3D reactor designs,...
Start date:
01/09/2016
End date:
31/08/2020

INCITE
Full Title: Innovative controls for renewable source integration into smart energy systems
Aim:

INCITE aims to propose innovative solutions for the challenging work of controlling and designing the future electrical networks seeking to create a multidisciplinary research space with a...

Concept:
To take full advantage of the new electrical networks, it is necessary a coordinated and harmonic interaction of the all actors in the network. Control algorithms are intended for this purpose; to...
Start date:
01/09/2019
End date:
31/08/2023
Indus3Es
Full Title: Industrial Energy and Environment Efficiency
Aim:

Indus3Es project focuses on the development and demonstration in real environment of heat recovery in large industrial systems. The Indus3Es project will develop an innovative Absorption Heat...

Concept:
A focus on the Indus3Es AHTs Assesment Tool Energy-Intensive Indus3Es need to reduce their primary energy consumption in order to increase their effectiveness. This would lead to an increase in...
Start date:
01/10/2015
End date:
30/04/2020

INEVITABLE
Full Title: Optimization and performance improving in the metal industry by digital technologies
Aim:

The general objective of the project is to improve the performance indicators in the steel and nonferrous metals sectors by retrofitting existing production sites by digitalization technologies...

Concept:
The goals of digitalization are: Improve energy efficiency and in this way reduce negative impacts to the environment, Improve product quality, reduce scrap and in this way improve energy efficiency...
Start date:
01/10/2019
End date:
30/09/2022