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Enhanced energy and resource Efficiency and Performance in process industry Operations via onsite and cross-sectorial Symbiosis

Objective

Out of the community created by SPIRE covering industrial and research actors throughout Europe, the EPOS project brings together 6 global process industries from 6 key relevant sectors: steel, cement, minerals, chemicals, bio-based/life science products and engineering. Together they represent 166 bn € in sales with 75% of their production located in Europe. The 6 industries joined forces with 2 excellent science institutes and 4 highly R&I minded SMEs, building the EPOS consortium with Ghent University as coordinator.

With the aim of reinforcing competitiveness of the EU industry, it is the ambition of the EPOS partners to gain cross-sectorial knowledge and investigate cluster opportunities using an innovative Industrial Symbiosis (IS) platform to be developed and validated during the project. The main objective is to enable cross-sectorial IS and provide a wide range of technological and organisational options for making business and operations more efficient, more cost-effective, more competitive and more sustainable across process sectors. The expected impact is clearly in line with the SPIRE roadmap - and sector associations, city councils (in the districts where EPOS is deployed), the SPIRE PPP as well as standardisation bodies are committed to participate in the EPOS transdisciplinary advisory board.

The EPOS project spans 48 months and its structure builds on activities that ensure the project challenge is addressed in an optimal way, including cross-sectorial key performance indicators, sector profiles and cross-sector markets, IS toolbox development, training and validation of the (simple and single) IS management tool in 5 clusters strategically located throughout EU (i.e. France, Poland, Switzerland and UK). Entire work packages are dedicated to dissemination and to define realistic business scenarios for the exploitation of the EPOS tool and the proven, overall cost-reducing IS cluster activities, in view of a wide uptake and a broad EPOS outreach.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2015
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 768 125

Participants (14)

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
EU contribution
€ 481 618,75
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEMEX POLSKA SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 138 250
Address
Ul. Krakowiakow 46
02 255 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INEOS TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 499 062,50
Address
Avenue De La Bienfaisance Bp 6
13117 Lavera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LONZA AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Muenchensteinerstrasse 38
4002 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OMYA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 519 000
Address
Melton Office Melton Bottom Melton
HU14 3HU North Ferriby East Riding Of Yorksh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 503 987,50
Address
30 Rue Madeleine Vionnet
93300 Aubervilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BELSIM

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 530,11
Address
Montagne Du Stimont 43
1340 Ottignies-louvain-la-neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRANE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 303 000,01
Address
2 Route De La Noue
91190 Gif Sur Yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KORONA INZENIRING DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 328 500
Address
Cesta V Mestni Log 88A
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEMEX RESEARCH GROUP AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Romerstrasse 13
2555 Brugg Bei Biel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIMARK SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route Du Rawyl 47
1950 Sion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BELSIM ENGINEERING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 344,88
Address
Montagne Du Stimont 43
1340 Ottignies-louvain-la-neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)