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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 [...]

The energy efficiency innovations proposed by TOPREF are presented to the Spanish Platform of Sustainable Chemistry

The TOPREF partner CIRCE presented the key aspects of the project to national stakeholders from the chemical sector, during the general assembly of the Spanish Platform of Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem Spain), last 30th September in Barcelona. The event gathered the main national companies and research centres that constitute the Spanish chemical sector. The conferences remarked the active [...]

CIRCE hosted the third R4R Project meeting, which aims to improve resource efficiency in Europe’s chemical industry

On 17 and 18 September, the TOP-REF partner CIRCE organized at its headquarters in Zaragoza (Spain), another meeting as part of the European R4R Project (Chemical Regions for Resource Efficiency). Over 20 experts belonging to research centres, industries, universities and public authorities from the six European regions involved in the project, came together to discuss the [...]

TOP-REF presents its objectives during the International Society of Automation’ Annual Conference

The Spanish Top-Ref partner Tecnalia made a technical presentation of the project during the last Annual Conference of the International Society of Automation - Spanish section. The topic of this year’s conference was the “Contribution of automation to energy saving and sustainability” and was organized under the umbrella of the organization’s Partners General Assembly. The [...]

TOP-REF Technical Week

TOP-REF partners organized by the end of March a group of intensive workshops in order to address the assessment of the definition of terms for the whole project, as well as the assessment of the boundary conditions, and the definition of the data gathering methodology tools. This way the technical week, celebrated in different locations [...]

The TOP-REF Project starts with the aim of improving the competitiveness and efficiency of the EU process industry

Zaragoza 17/01/2014. TOP-REF consortium celebrated yesterday the kick-off meeting of this project that aims to increase energy efficiency and competitiveness in European intensive energy and resources industries. Although a vast amount of sectors will benefit from TOP-REF developments, the project will focus its research in the chemical, agrochemical and petrochemical sectors. The event took place [...]