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Innovative tools, methods and indicators for optimizing the resource efficiency in process industry

Objective

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 non-ferrous, chemical and petrochemical sectors. This methodologies and tools, will allow the consecution of the TOP-REF final impacts:
• To improve energy efficiency by 20% compared with the current practices.
• To path the way for achieving the SPIRE2030 objective of reducing non-renewable, primary raw material intensity up to 20% and fossil energy intensity up to 30%, both compared with current levels.
• To increase the reusability and recycling of materials between 70-100% depending on the sector.
• Reduce production costs up to 15 % compared with the current levels.
• A significant reduction of the environmental impacts (CO2 emissions, water footprint, pollutants, hazardous emissions, etc.).
To achieve these impacts, TOP-REF will develop and demonstrate a robust, resource-efficiency-focused and cross-sectorial methodology. This methodology will be implemented in three specific, non-invasive, real time and on-line monitoring and control tools adapted to three specific continuous energy and resource intensive processes: non-ferrous (aluminium), petrochemical and chemical. The three tools will be validated through demonstration under real conditions in three pilots, one in each sector.
In order to guarantee TOP-REF impacts, specific Key Resources Indicators (KRI) will be developed and standardized to foster the greening and the competiveness of the European process industry. The indicators, based among others on life cycle studies, will help to measure the decoupling of environmental impacts from the economic growth and the use of resources. Furthermore, an eco-label based on the Key Resources Indicators (KRI) will be developed in the project.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 924 018
Administrative Contact
Sara Olivera Subias (Ms.)

Participants (10)

BIO INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

Participation ended

France
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle 185
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cécile Lachcar (Ms.)
DOW CHEMICAL IBERICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 236 700
Address
Calle Jose Abascal 56 - 5 A Planta
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfred Arias (Mr.)
DELOITTE CONSEIL
France
EU contribution
€ 329 853
Address
6 Place De La Pyramide
92908 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cécile Lachcar (Ms.)
PETROLEOS DE PORTUGAL - PETROGAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 287 400
Address
Rua Tomas Da Fonseca Torre C
1600 209 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruben Eiras (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 589 443
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zigor Lizuain (Mr.)
COSMO TECH
France
EU contribution
€ 385 080
Address
Passage Du Vercors 5 Le Vercors
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Visnia Boccon-Gibod (Mrs.)
FERTINAGRO BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 226 500
Address
Calle Berlin Poligono La Paz 185
44195 Teruel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Sanchez (Ms.)
INOSIM SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Parkring 73
22949 Ammersbek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Balling (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 418 760
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dorota Pawlucka (Mrs.)
FONDEN DANSK STANDARD
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 115 746
Address
Goteborg Plads 1
2150 Nordhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Signe Annette Boegh (Ms.)