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Implementation of a smart RETROfitting framework in the process industry towards its operation with variable, biobased and circular FEEDstock

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869939

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 454 951,88

  • EU contribution

    € 9 912 915,33

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

Objective

RETROFEED main objective is to enable the use of an increasingly variable, bio-based and circular feedstock in process industries through the retrofitting of core equipment and the implementation of an advanced monitoring and control system, and providing support to the plant operators by means of a DSS covering the production chain. This approach will be demonstrated in five resource and energy intensive sectors (ceramic, cement, aluminium, steel, and agrochemical) with the potential to reach in average an increase of 22% in resource efficiency and 19% in energy efficiency, with a consequent reduction in costs and GHG emissions of 9.3 M€ and 135 kton CO2 respectively.
Furthermore, the project aims to develop a methodology to support retrofitting in resource and energy intensive industries that will be complemented by a decision support system able to perform a diagnosis of the impact in the process of different retrofitting solutions so plant managers and operators can decide on the most suitable retrofitting action for their companies. This decision support system will remain operative after the modification of the process so it can ease the operation of the process under the increased variability of feedstock by analysing a set of key indicators defined within RETROFEED over the production chain for this purpose.
RETROFEED consortium comprises strong industrial participation; 9 large companies, including 5 of them as final users, and 4 SMEs as technology providers, working with experienced RTOs and supporting entities. The private investment associated to RETROFEED is over 7M€ along the execution of the project. Lastly, RETROFEED is expected not only to enable technological advances in the technologies and demonstrators involved but will also contribute to the development of new standards, regulations, training programmes, and adaptation and certification of industrial processes thus facilitating the replication of the project results within the EU industry.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Address

Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3d
50018 Zaragoza

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 495 100

Participants (17)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 836 162,50

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 715 250

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 598 437,50

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 725 928,75

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 201 156,25

ODYS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 238 375

OPTIT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 355 000

TORRECID SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 303 862,50

SECIL-COMPANHIA GERAL DE CAL E CIMENTO, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 399 807,50

ASAS ALUMINYUM SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 352 291,88

FERRIERE NORD SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 311 684,07

FERTIBERIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 389 500

SISTEM TEKNIK ENDUSTRIYEL FIRINLARLIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 824 000

RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 539 125

HTT ENGINEERING SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 208 984,38

SILCOTUB SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 305 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869939

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 454 951,88

  • EU contribution

    € 9 912 915,33

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain