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TOP-REF x 2 at the main European event of Chemical Engineering (ECCE10)

Nice (France). 27/10/15 Between September the 27th and October the 1st, the city of Nice (France) held one of the most relevant forums at European level in the field of sustainable process industry. Specifically, the event combines the celebration of other three key congresses, being these the 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, the 3rd [...]

The project partners review the status of the project during the 3rd Steering Committee

Last 8th July took place in Lyon (France) the 3rd Steering Committee of the project TOP-REF, corresponding with the month 18 of the project. The meeting was hosted by COSMO and counted with the participation of every partner within the Steering Committee, as well as the Project Officer of the European Commission (Mr. Soren Bowadt) [...]

TOP-REF develops a first set of indicators to improve the energy efficiency of intensive industries

After its first year of execution, the TOP-REF project is progressing smoothly according to the established planning, and is already generating its first results. Among the main outcomes achieved in the first period, there is the first set of Key Resources Indicators (KRIs), including an innovative exergy indicator. The headlines KRIs are: Direct Primary Energy [...]

TOP-REF is presented as a success story at the PPP SPIRE impact workshop

Last 21st & 22nd of April , the project TOP-REF participated in the impact workshop of the PPP SPIRE – Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency, held in Brussels. TOP-REF, together with other projects showed the impacts achieved and those to be achieved over the efficieny of reosurces in the EU industry. In [...]

TOP-REF joins forces with another European project on the improvement of industrial resource performance

Last 29th of January, the TOP-REF partner CIRCE hosted at his offices in Brussels the kick off meeting of the STYLE project – Sustainability toolkit for easy life-cycle evaluation-. The project is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by the European Commission, and is part of the projects developed in the framework of the [...]

TOP-REF reviews the outcomes achieved after the first year of the project execution

Last 14th of January, TOP-REF organized the I General Assembly of the project, which was hosted by Tecnalia at its headquarters in San Sebastián (Spain). In the meeting participated, in addition to the partners of the consortium, the Project Technical Advisor, representing the European Commission. The event allowed the partners to present and review the [...]

The TOP-REF partners CIRCE and DCI take part in a project to improve energy efficiency in industrial processes by smart control technologies

The European technology project DISIRE wants to set new standards in energy efficiency for chemical, steel and mineral processing as well as for combustion processes used in many industrial sectors. The DISIRE project was launched on the 28-29th of January 2015 in Brussels. Top researchers and world leading industrial players involved in DISIRE will develop [...]

Dow Chemical Ibérica participates in a TOP-REF fellow project to promote the water reuse worldwide

The TOP-REF partner Dow Chemical Ibérica recently began its involvement inDEMOWARE, a project to overcome the barriers which constrain the widespread implementation of water reuse around Europe and worldwide. The project is financed by the European Union’s 7th Framework Program in the same call for proposals as TOP-REF, where more than 60 proposals were submitted [...]

TOP-REF exchanges points of view with leading experts on innovation and standardization at the European Conference Standards

TOP-REF participated in the last edition of “Standards: Your Innovation Bridge”, the international reference conference on safety and quality standards. The event took place the 30th of October in Brussels, and was organized by two of the main officially recognized European Standardization Organisations: the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), and the European Committee for Electrotechnical [...]