Projects

ReWaCEM
Full Title: Resource recovery from industrial waste water by cutting edge membrane technologies
Aim:

The ReWaCEM project aims at reducing water use, wastewater production, energy use and water footprint by between 30-90% as well as increasing valuable metal resource recovery in the metal plating...

Concept:
To achieve its objectives, ReWaCEM will adopt two cutting edge membrane technologies suitable for the requirements of closed material cycles approaches and recovery concepts in metal processing...
Start date:
1 October, 2016
ROMEO
Full Title: Reactor Optimisation by Membrane enhanced Operation
Aim:

Industry and academia have teamed up around a new reactor concept using membranes to carry out chemical synthesis and downstream processing in a single step. A new level of process intensification...

Concept:
The new technology concept will be proven by two prominent large volume reactions: a demo plant for hydroformylation will be built while another demo will show the feasibility of the concept for the...
Start date:
14 September, 2015
SAMT
Full Title: Sustainability assessment methods and tools to support decision-making in the process industries (2015-2016)
Aim:

The aim of the SAMT project is to review and make recommendations about the most potential methods for evaluating sustainability in the process industry, focusing especially on energy and resource...

Concept:
SAMT is a coordination and support action that promotes cross-sectorial learning and uptake of the most promising tools by conducting case studies, organizing workshops and identifying needs for...
Start date:
1 January, 2015
SCALER
Full Title: Scaling European Resources with Industrial Symbiosis
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Start date:
3 August, 2017
SHAREBOX
Full Title: Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources
Aim:

Sharebox will develop a secure platform for the flexible management of shared process resources that will provide plant operations and production managers with the robust and reliable information...

Concept:
Industrial symbiosis (IS) is the use by one company or sector of by-products, including energy, water, logistics and materials, from another. IS networks have proven successful not only in diverting...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
SIDERWIN
Full Title: Development of new methodologies for industrial CO2-free steel production by electrowinning
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Start date:
3 August, 2017
Smartrec
Full Title: Developing a standard modularised solution for flexible and adaptive integration of heat recovery and thermal storage capable of recovery and management of waste heat
Aim:

Waste heat is a significantly underused resource in the process industries. Secondary aluminium recycling and ceramic processing were identified as key examples with economically recoverable waste...

Concept:
Following an end-user analysis and characterisation of exhaust streams and waste products, a life cycle costing and assessment will be carried out with candidate molten salts selected for thermal...
Start date:
1 September, 2016
SPOTVIEW
Full Title: Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage
Aim:

The objective of the SPOTVIEW project is to develop and demonstrate innovative, sustainable and efficient processes and technology components, in order to optimize the use of natural resources,...

Concept:
A total of 14 existing and new technologies will be assessed during the project, including solid/liquid separation, ultrafiltration, deionization, biological treatment, disinfection and chemical heat...
Start date:
3 October, 2016