Projects


PreMa
Full Title: Energy efficient, primary production of manganese ferroalloys through the application of novel energy systems in the drying and pre-heating of furnace feed materials
Aim:

Reduced CO2 emissions and consumption of electrical energy in Mn-alloy production​

Concept:
LCA and LCCA methodologies will be implemented from early stages to ensure the technical, economic and environmental viability of the solution across the whole Mn-alloys’ value chain. The vision of...
Start date:
1 October, 2018
PRINTCR3DIT
Full Title: Process Intensification through Adaptable Catalytic Reactors made by 3D Printing
Aim:

The concept of PRINTCR3DIT is to employ 3D printing to boost process intensification in the chemical industries by adapting reactors and structured catalysts to the requirements of the reaction....

Concept:
The methodology will be applied to three markets of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and fertilizers, ranging from few tons to millions of tons of production per year. This demonstrates the...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
PRODIAS
Full Title: PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems
Aim:

Key players of the European process industry from the areas of biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment supply as well as research organizations collaborate to...

Concept:
A re-thinking of downstream process development, the optimization of separation technologies and suitable methodologies for fast-track development of tailored downstream processes are needed to boost...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
ProPAT
Full Title: Robust and affordable process control technologies for improving standards and optimising industrial operations
Aim:

ProPAT aims to develop novel sensors and analysers for providing measurements on composition, particle size and local bulk properties, as well as more traditional but smart sensors for measuring...

Concept:
The PAT initiative focuses on building quality into the product and processes, as well as continuous process improvement. Essentially, integrating on-line measurement and/or modelling of critical...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
RECOBA
Full Title: Cross-sectorial REal-time sensing, advanced COntrol and optimisation of BAtch processes saving energy and raw materials
Aim:

The RECOBA project aims to improve product quality, efficiency and flexibility of and in batch processes.

Concept:
Ten cooperation partners will make use of an online, model predictive control of complex batch processes for the production of emulsion polymers, steel, and silicon metal through the application of...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
RECODE
Full Title: Recycling carbon dioxide in the cement industry to produce added-value additives: a step towards a CO2 circular economy
Aim:

The objective of RECODE is to make cement industry able to contribute to at least 20% reduction of CO2 emissions in the medium to long term. CO2 present in the flue gases of cement industry will...

Concept:
RECODE will develop a prototype using ionic liquid absorbers for CO2 recovery integrated in an industrial plant for cement production. The CO2 will be downstream to conversion units that will produce...
Start date:
1 August, 2017
REE4EU
Full Title: Integrated high temperature electrolysis (HTE) and Ion Liquid Extraction (ILE) for a strong and independent European Rare Earth Elements Supply Chain.
Aim:

The REE4EU project will realize a breakthrough in securing the availability of rare earth elements in Europe, providing for the first time, a cost effective and efficient method of extraction and...

Start date:
1 January, 2015
REHAP
Full Title: Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processes that transform agroforestry waste into High Added value Products
Aim:

REHAP aims at revalorizing agricultural (wheat straw) and forestry (bark) waste through its recovery, and primary (sugars, lignin, tannins) and secondary (sugar acids, carboxylic acids, aromatics...

Concept:
The project will provide reductions in utilization of fossil resources of 80-100%, and energy utilization and CO2 emissions above 30%. Building blocks (1,4 and 2,3-Butanediol, estherpolyols),...
Start date:
1 October, 2016