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Human-mimetic approach to the integrated monitoring, management and optimization of a symbiotic cluster of smart production units

Objective

Improvements of the overall sustainability of process industries from an economic, environmental and social point of view require the adoption of a new industrial symbiosis paradigm - the human-mimetic symbiosis - where critical resources (materials, energy, waste and by-products) are coordinated among multiple autonomous Production Units organized in industrial clusters.
SYMBIOPTIMA will improve European process industry efficiency levels by: (a) developing a cross-sectorial energy & resource management platform for intra- and inter-cluster streams, characterized by a holistic model for the definition, life-cycle assessment and business management of a human-mimetic symbiotic cluster. The platform multi-layer architecture integrates process optimization and demand response strategies for the synergetic optimization of energy and resources within the sectors and across value chains. (b) Developing extensive, multi-disciplinary, modular and “plug&play” monitoring and elaboration of all relevant information flows of the symbiotic cluster. (c) Integrating all thermal energy sources, flows and sinks of the cluster into a systemic unified vision, as nodes of smart thermal energy grid. (d) Taking into account disruptive increase of cross-sectorial re-use for particularly impacting waste streams, proposing advanced WASTE2RESOURCE initiatives for PET.
The development of such a holistic framework will pave the way for future cross-sectorial interactions and potentialities. Furthermore, the adoption of available LCSA and interoperability standards will grant easy upgradability of legacy devices and a large adoption by device producers. Modularity, extendibility and upgradability of all developed tools will improve scalability and make the SYMBIOPTIMA approach suitable both at small and large scale. Rapid transfer from lab-scale to testing at demonstration sites will be eased by the presence of industrial partners and end-users, as Bilfinger, Siemens, SXS, and Neo Group.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2015
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Coordinator

SPIRAX-SARCO LIMITED
Address
Cirencester Road Charlton House
GL53 8ER Cheltenham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 558 750

Participants (17)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 813 125
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 718 750
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
SPINDOX UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 446 250
Address
10 Foster Lane 3Rd Floor
EC2V 6HH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 379 280,43
Address
Via Vipiteno 4
20128 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NXTCONTROL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 377 500
Address
Amuhlweg 3/B1
2544 Leobersdrof
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PARADOX ENGINEERING SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Passeggiata 7
6883 Novazzano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GR3N SAGL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Maderno 24
6900 Lugano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 329 375
Address
Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 508 750
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 402 900
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEMANTIC WEB COMPANY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 254 375
Address
Mariahilferstrasse 70/8
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BILFINGER MAINTENANCE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 37 382,85
Address
Am Taubenfeld 21/1
69123 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEO GROUP
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 354 375
Address
Industrijos G.2
95346 Rimkai Klaipeda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 579 469,57
Address
Via Werner Von Siemens 1
20128 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCM FONDERIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 250
Address
Via Emilia 77
47921 Rimini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SGR SERVIZI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 492,15
Address
Via Chiabrera 34D
47924 Rimini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)