Brussels, 3 – February – 2016
The TOP-REF Project, together with other FP7 projects linked to the SPIRE platform organized the international workshop “Monitoring, Assessing and Optimization”, focused on improving the resource-efficiency in the Value Chain of the process industries.
The event took place in Brussels the 3rd of February, gathering representatives from the different projects, the SPIRE association and other professionals from the intensive industries sector.
The organizers presented the main activities and outcomes achieved so far by the TOP-REF, MORE and REFFIBRE projects in addition to other technological developments that are being carried out by different partners. Afterwards, there was a discussion an exchange on technical issues and new ideas that are relevant to resource efficiency assessment and improvement in the process industries in Europe.
The presentations given by TOP-REF partners can be found in the following links:
- Methodology for modelling in industry to couple energy and material flows – The CoSMo Company, CIRCE , TU Dortmund
- Granulation process – Fertinagro Nutrientes
- What is the value of Exergy in process industry? – CIRCE
- Ethylene Cracker Industrial Case – DCI Tarragona
- Resource efficiency indicators for industry – BIO by Deloitte
- Industrial Case Scope – PETROGAL
The rest of the presentations of the event can be found at SPIRE’s website.
More information about the organizers projects:
MORE: Real Time Monitoring and Optimization of Resource Efficiency in Integrated Processing Plants The goal of MORE is to monitor resource efficiency during daily operations of large production plants and to influence the operational decisions such that the plant efficiency is optimized and the environmental footprint is constantly minimized.
REFFIBRE: Tools for Resource-Efficient Use of Recycled Fibre Materials REFFIBRE develops tools for the paper and board industry that can instantly provide the needed information regarding the impact of new production processes, raw material input and product innovations, as well as the influence on the recyclability of the end product.
SPIRE: Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency
A.SPIRE is an international non-profit association formed to represent the private sector (chemical, Steel, engineering, minerals, non-ferrous metals, cement, ceramics and wáter) as a partner in the Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) launched as part of the Horizon2020 framework programme.