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Bringing automated, real-time process control into starch-processing industries

Project description

Good news for brewers and bioethanol producers

Brewers will soon be able to raise beer and bioethanol productivity by up to 15 % annually while reducing their carbon footprint, thanks to Specshell’s OptiSpec process control system. A first, this automated system provides detailed insight on compositional data such as sugar concentration and other intermediates in real time throughout the production process. Currently struggling with difficult market conditions, bioethanol producers can also benefit from this breakthrough technology. EU funding will enable Specshell to realise the potential of OptiSpec and increase its market uptake. In turn, widespread adoption of this system will increase production efficiency and boost yield and profits of the beer and bioethanol sector, while helping the EU achieve its decarbonisation objectives.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2
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Tempovej 14
2750 Ballerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 613 659,25