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Cross-sectorial real-time sensing, advanced control and optimisation of batch processes saving energy and raw materials

Objective

In many aspects batch processes are superior to continuous. Therefore it is worthwhile to take advantage of recent progress in sensor technologies, modelling and automation to develop a new paradigm for the design and conduction of batch processes: a) operation at maximum efficiency, b) dynamic, quality driven process trajectories rather than fixed schedules c) detailed analysis and tracking of all relevant process and product parameter. The main objective of the proposed project is the maximization of efficiency (reg. quality, energy, raw materials, and costs) of batch processes.
Integrated process control is essential for an efficient operation of industrial batch processes: it tracks the evolution of product properties, detects deviations from the target values for product quality and derives corrective actions at a stage when an automatic compensation of deviations from an optimal trajectory is still possible. This contributes to optimal energy and raw material utilisation, shortens production time and enhanced the product quality.
With the ambition to deliver solutions with relevance to all sectors of the process industries, the RECOBA consortium represents a selection of batch processes operating industries and partners across the value chain of batch process control, among them 3 global players from the polymer industry (BASF), the steel industry (TKSE), and the silicon metal industry (ELKEM).
Within RECOBA there will be developed and validated:
(1) new & innovative solutions for the measurement of different types of quality aspects,
(2) new models to realise integrated process control of batch processes & suitable online parameter adaptation technologies to keep these models valid,
(3) control modules to realise concepts for real-time, model based & closed loop process control, which are easily adaptable to existing batch processes in various industrial sectors,
(4) business models to approach relevant industrial sectors for a future market entry.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2014

Coordinator

BASF SE
Net EU contribution
€ 799 648,75
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 449 738,75
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ELKEM AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 610 397,50
Address
Drammensveien 169
0277 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 888 270,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 401 250,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 468 028,75
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 505 170,00
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VDEH-BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 749 307,50
Address
Sohnstrasse 69
40237 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CYBERNETICA AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 714 012,50
Address
Leirfossveien 27
7038 Trondheim

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINKON SP ZOO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 361 522,50
Address
Ul. Nakielska 42/44
42 600 Tarnowskie Gory

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Śląskie Bytomski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MINKON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 52 000,00
Address
Heinrich Hertz Strasse 30-32
40699 Erkrath

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Mettmann
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00