Yearly Archives: 2015


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 [...]

Optimization of a NPK Fertilizer plant

Conference: ECCE 10 Date of publication: 27/10/2015 Summary: The poster is part of the abstract presented "Optimization of a NPK Fertilizer plant", which resumes the activities carried out in the optimization of an industrial fertilizer plant that produces 0,5 ton/h of NPK Fertilizer. These activities have driven to a reduction of 1% in the use of Natural gas and a 10% [...]

Project Poster – European Congress of Chemical Engineering

Conference: ECCE 10 Date of publication: 27/10/2015 Summary: TOP-REF poster presented at the last edition of the European Congress of Chemical Engineering, which was held in parallel with the 3rd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology and the 5th European Process Intensification Conference, in Nice (France). in addition to the general information of the project, the poster presents the first results [...]

TOP-REF aims to develop and validate specific indicators

TOP-REF aims to develop and validate specific indicators, methodologies and non-invasive tools devoted to the improvement of resource efficiency in energy intensive continuous industrial processes in the chemical and petrochemical and agro-chemical sectors.

Exergy as a resource efficiency indicator for industries

Conference: ECOS 2015 - 28th international conference on efficiency, cost, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems. Publish year: 2015 Summary: A research activity was carried out to identify the most important resource efficiency indicators used at the industry level for five main categories: energy, material use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation and management. Fifty [...]

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) [...]

A european project to make industries more competitive, efficient and sustainable.

Magazine: FuturEnergy Magazine Publish year: 2014 Summary: Reducing the use of raw materials, water, energy, CO2 emissions and production costs, are some of the aims of the TOP-REF project, coordinated by the Centre for Resource & Energy Consumption Research. The project has European Commission funding and is aligned with EU directives on achieving a more [...]

Fertinagro takes part in a European project to be more efficient and sustainable

Magazine: Tervalis Magazine Publish year: 2014 Summary: Fertinagro, a company belonging to the Vegetal Nutrition Division from Tervalis Group, is one of the two Spanish companies (and the only one from the region of Aragón), taking part in TOP-REF: a European project that aims to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of industries in the use of [...]

An European project towards more efficient and sustainable industries

Magazine: Smart Quimic Publish year: 2014 Summary: Coordinated by the Centre for Research on Resources and Energy Consumption (CIRCE in Spanish), TOP-REF is aimed at improving efficiency in energy use and raw material consumption in the chemical, agrochemical and petrochemical industry sectors. The project is financed by the European Commission; Tecnalia, Fertinagro (Grupo TERVALIS) and Dow Chemical [...]