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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 679386

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 191 388,27

  • EU contribution

    € 3 707 418,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

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.

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

CEMEX POLSKA SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 138 250

INEOS TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 499 062,50

LONZA AG

Switzerland

OMYA UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 519 000

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC

France

EU Contribution

€ 503 987,50

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

BELSIM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 63 530,11

STRANE INNOVATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 303 000,01

KORONA INZENIRING DD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 328 500

QUANTIS

Switzerland

CEMEX RESEARCH GROUP AG

Switzerland

CIMARK SA

Switzerland

BELSIM ENGINEERING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 102 344,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 679386

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 191 388,27

  • EU contribution

    € 3 707 418,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium