Projects


MMAtwo
Full Title: Second generation Methyl MethAcrylate
Aim:

PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) is a well-established polymer for its optical properties. Although PMMA can be turned back into its monomer, the technology has limited applications. Currently what...

Concept:
The lead-free depolymerization process will be validated at TRL7 enabling the possibility of a first commercial unit soon after the end of the project. A versatile purification process will be...
Start date:
01/10/2018
End date:
30/09/2022
MOBILE FLIP
Full Title: Mobile and Flexible Industrial Processing of Biomass
Aim:

MOBILE FLIP aims at developing and demonstrating mobile processes for the treatment of underexploited agro- and forest based biomass resources into products and intermediates. The processes will...

Concept:
Process concepts have been designed around the key technologies pelletizing, torrefaction, slow pyrolysis, hydrothermal pretreatment and carbonisation.
Start date:
01/01/2015
End date:
31/12/2018
MONSOON
Full Title: MOdel based coNtrol framework for Site-wide OptimizatiON of data-intensive processes
Aim:

MONSOON aims to establish a data-driven methodology to support the identification and exploitation of optimization potentials by applying multi-scale model based predictive controls in production...

Concept:
MONSOON will be developed and evaluated in two sites from the aluminium and plastics domains. The aluminium scenario will be focused on predictive monitoring of potlines, targeting early detection of...
Start date:
01/10/2016
End date:
30/09/2019
MORSE
Full Title: Model-based optimisation for efficient use of resources and energy
Aim:

Morse project will improve the products, business operations and competitiveness, as well as the energy and raw material efficiency, of the European steel industry.

Concept:
Project team will develop model-based, predictive raw material and energy optimisation tools for the whole process route. This approach will be demonstrated in production of high-strength carbon...
Start date:
01/10/2017
End date:
30/09/2021

MultiCycle
Full Title: Advanced and sustainable recycling processes and value chains for plastic-based multi-materials
Aim:

Plastics bring unprecedented value in terms of convenience, versatility of design and lightweight to European consumers as well as increasingly advanced performances even in high end applications...

Concept:
As such, with an overarching mission to maximise the valorisation of our finite plastic resources, based on the CreaSolv process patented by the partner FRAUNHOFER, which will be upscaled and...
Start date:
01/11/2018
End date:
31/10/2021
NOVUM
Full Title: Pilot line based on novel manufacturing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components
Aim:

The new streamlined manufacturing concept developed in NOVUM will aim to a leap in the manufacturing process of electrical insulation components. Remarkable improvement in terms of energy...

Concept:
Cellulose, as a renewable, non-toxic, non-allergic, and abundant forest material, has several benefits to be utilized in a wide range of applications. Currently, it is, however, mostly used in large...
Start date:
03/08/2017
End date:
30/09/2021
OCEAN
Full Title: Oxalic acid from CO2 using Electrochemistry At demonstratioN scale
Aim:

The OCEAN project aims to develop an integrated process for the production of high-value C2 chemicals from carbon
dioxide using electrochemistry. This will be achieved by: 1) improving and...

Concept:
The objectives and main approach of OCEAN are: 1. Demonstration of the industrial feasibility: 3 leading SME’s from several countries in Europe will work together to develop a demonstration reactor...
Start date:
01/10/2017
End date:
30/09/2021
PAPERCHAIN
Full Title: New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approaches
Aim:
Concept:
Europe is the second world producer of pulp and paper, manufacturing 130 million tonnes in 2014 and representing 23% of world production. The EU pulp and paper manufacturing and converting industries...
Start date:
01/06/2017
End date:
31/05/2021