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Smart and CO2 neutral Olefin Production by arTificial Intelligence and MAchine Learning

Objective

The proposed project is to develop and maintain long term collaborations between Europe and China towards CO2 neutral Olefin production. We will realize this objective by carrying out joint research in big data and artificial intelligence (AI) for ethylene plants integrated with carbon capture and CO2 utilisation. Specifically this requires a universal set of skills such as pilot scale experimental study, process modelling and analysis, optimisation, catalysis and reaction kinetics that will be strengthened by the individual mobility of researchers between Europe and China. There are 12 partners involved in OPTIMAL with 3 industrial partners. These partners are world leading in their respective research areas. OPTIMAL is planned to start from Jan. 2021 and will continue for 48 months. There will be 28 experienced and 35 early stage researchers participating in OPTIMAL with exchange visits of 262 person months. The funding of €772,800 will be requested from European Commission to support these planned secondments. The European beneficiaries are experts at catalysis, CO2 utilisation, intensified carbon capture, reaction mechanism and kinetics & CFD studies, hybrid modelling, molecular simulation and dynamic optimisation, whilst the Chinese partners are experts at exergy analysis, process control and optimisation, solvent-based carbon capture & data-driven model development, deep reinforced learning based model free control, intelligent predictive control, physics-based reduced order model development, soft exergy sensor development and optimisation under uncertainty. Transfer of knowledge will take place through these exchange visits. We will generate at least 25 Journal publications and 25 Conference papers. 2 Special Issues will be established in leading journals such as Applied Energy. 2 Workshops and 2 Special Sessions in major international conferences will also be organised to disseminate project results.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 322 000

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 128 800
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 73 600
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 400
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
CARBON CLEAN SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
47 Castle Street
RG1 7SR Reading Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVGI
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 122
9052 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

EAST CHINA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
Meilong Road 130
200237 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Si Pai Lou Street _ Xuan Wu District 2
210096 Nanjing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUNAN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Lushan South Road 1
410082 Changsha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
XI'AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
West Xianning Road
71049 Xi'an
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANJING IMPROVE AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
China
Address
Mozhou East Street 9
211111 Nanjing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)