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Real-time Monitoring and Optimization of Resource Efficiency in Integrated Processing Plants

Objective

In recent years, indicators for the environmental impact of products and production processes have been developed and are increasingly used in the communication of companies in the processing industries with the public as well as in the evaluation of alternative routes and for the decision on investments into new production facilities or revamp measures. In the MORE project, we will significantly extend the definition and the use of such indicators by
• Defining real-time resource efficiency indicators that can be efficiently used in daily operations and are computed based upon the processing of real-time data that is available in the monitoring and control systems and from innovative analytical measurements
• Taking the step from monitoring to improving resource efficiency by providing model-based real-time decision support to plant operators and plant managers.
We will deal with resource efficiency as a multidimensional attribute with several indicators that measure different aspects of resource efficiency.
The project is focused on large integrated chemical and petrochemical plants with many interconnected units. The real-time resource efficiency indicators and decision support tools will be developed exemplarily for this domain and will be adapted also to domains with similar production systems, e.g. sugar production, the pulp and paper industry, and metals production. Moreover the transferability to different sectors as e.g. the food industry will be investigated.
The project will trigger standardization activities and input its result into the work of standardization bodies and disseminate the resource efficiency indicators and the real-time decision support methods to the whole process industry.

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

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INNO TSD
Address
Place Joseph Bermond Ophira I
06560 Sophia Antipolis Valbonne
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 404 190
Administrative Contact
Claudine Proutet (Ms.)

Participants (10)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tiina Pajula (Ms.)
PETROLEOS DEL NORTE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 122 660
Address
Calle San Martin 5
48550 Muskiz Vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Gonzalez Martin (Mr.)
INEOS KOLN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 269 243
Address
Alte Strasse 201
50769 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Krämer (Dr.)
BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 154 560
Address
Rheinpromenade 1
40789 Monheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renate Ebisch (Mrs.)
LEIKON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 346
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Udo Enste (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 341 752
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tiina Pajula (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 536 879
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Engell (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 295 040
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yolanda Calvo (Ms.)
S-PACT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 288
Address
Turmstrasse 46
52064 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clemens Minnich (Mr.)
LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 124 614
Address
Werkstrasse 2
4860 Lenzing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Siegfried Hager (Mr.)