Projects


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
INSPIRE
Full Title: Towards growth for business by flexible processing in customer-driven value chains
Aim:

INSPIRE aims at increasing the competitiveness of European manufacturing which depends on producing differentiated and high added value products in an efficient and sustainable manner, with...

Concept:
The project takes an interesting and valuable approach by bringing together the (downstream) manufacturing (“Factory of the Future”) community with the (upstream) process industry (SPIRE) community,...
Start date:
01/09/2016
End date:
31/08/2018
INSPIREWATER
Full Title: INSPIREWATER - Innovative Solutions in the Process Industry for next generation Resource Efficient Water management
Aim:

INSPIREWATER demonstrated a holistic approach for water management in the process industry using innovative technology solutions from European companies to increase water and resource efficiency...

Concept:
INSPIREWATER addressed non-technical barriers as well as technical, as innovation needs both components and demonstrated them in the steel and chemical industry. A flexible system for water...
Start date:
01/10/2016
End date:
31/03/2020

ISOPREP
Full Title: Ionic Solvent-based Recycling of Polypropylene Products
Aim:

This project addresses the call topic CE-SPIRE -10-2018: Efficient recycling processes for plastics containing materials.

A method (ISOPREP) is proposed for recycling polypropylene (PP)...

Concept:
PP is used in a huge variety of products such as automobile interiors, consumer goods packaging, electronics, construction materials, carpets and other home furnishings. The global PP market,...
Start date:
01/10/2018
End date:
30/09/2021
KARMA2020
Full Title: Industrial Feather Waste Valorisation for Sustainable KeRatin based MAterials
Aim:

The overall objective of KaRMA2020 is the industrial exploitation of underutilized waste to obtain added value raw materials for the chemical sector: keratin, bioplastics, flame retardant coatings...

Concept:
This will be accomplished through either: i) innovative and sustainable approaches (already patented by some of KaRMA2020 partners), or ii) conventional and economic techniques. The obtained raw...
Start date:
01/01/2017
End date:
01/01/2020

LIBERATE
Full Title: Lignin Biorefinery Approach using Electrochemical Flow
Aim:

Liberate represents a powerhouse consortium, including three major multinational chemical companies, Evonik (ERE), Perstorp (PER), Oxiris (OXI), SMEs (Chimar, Megara, NX Filtration, Condias, Enso...

Concept:
Liberate will deliver a pilot scale electrochemical plant to demonstrate the commercial opportunities of converting low cost lignin feedstocks in high value biosustainable chemicals. Liberate will...
Start date:
01/10/2018
End date:
30/09/2022
MAESTRI
Full Title: Total resource and energy efficiency management system for process industries
Aim:

The MAESTRI project aims to advance the sustainability of European manufacturing and process industries. This is done by providing a management system in the form of a flexible and scalable...

Concept:
The Total Efficiency Framework will be based on four main pillars to overcome the current barriers and promote sustainable improvements: a) an effective management system targeted at process and...
Start date:
01/09/2015
End date:
31/08/2019
MEASURE
Full Title: Metrics for Sustainability Assessment in European Process Industries
Aim:

The European project MEASURE stands for harmonised cross-sectorial sustainability assessment in the European process industries.

Concept:
The project team will focus on the following main topics: - Critical points in current practice due to interfaces between sectors and/or along the supply chain, - From single sector to cross-...
Start date:
01/01/2015
End date:
31/03/2016