IMPRESS - The Future of Biorefining learning environment is free and open for everyone

Are you the future expert of biorefining? You should not miss your chance! Enrol now for the free MOOC!

The IMPRESS e-platform called the Future of Biorefining is an online learning environment that combines the main technologies applied in the IMPRESS project, their main advantages and project results.

The content is divided in three separate modules:

The first module deals with the separation processes required in biorefineries and the theory behind them; basics of mass...
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Education/training materials

Promotional video of the CIRMET Project

The CIRMET Project aims to design, develop and validate an innovative solution, the CIRMET solution, to provide energy and resource flexibility to Energy Intensive Industries. The animation presents the concept of the CIRMET project and four technologies being developed and tested within the project in three demonstrators. “The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 820670”
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Video
Open Access

Know more about FUDIPO general concept with these three posters!

These posters were prepared to reach the general public about our general concepts. For more information about the project please visit our website: www.fudipo.eu

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Poster
Open Access

Know more about FUDIPO

See our leaflet!

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Image
Open Access

COCOP: Open-source software for information exchange and systems integration

The COCOP toolkit for information exchange and systems integration enables scalable, decoupled communication in industrial software systems. It comprises a message-bus-based communication stack as well as supportive tools. These are available as open source (please find the link in “resources”).

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Software, Document

COCOP: Copper smelter optimization

Plant-wide optimization tool for copper smelter operating flash smelting furnace, Peirce-Smith converters and anode and slag cleaning furnaces. The main goals are to maximize feed rate (increasing production rate), save resources and reduce emissions per ton produced copper.

Challenges:

Interrelated Batch and continuous process included. Each process (and even equipment) have specific restrictions that need to be considered. Feed mixture composition changing. Several manual...
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Case study, Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: Social innovation and co-creation process

Key for COCOP was a methodology integrating technological innovation within a social innovation process of co-creation and co-development by involving users of the future optimisation system and relevant stakeholders right from the beginning; thereby improving effectiveness and impact of the innovation and the implementation process.

The methodology how to implement a social innovation process of co-creation and co-development within COCOP comprises:

Site visits,...
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Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: Architecture and system integration

Industrial process monitoring and control applications consist of heterogeneous systems that need to exchange information in plant-wide setups. An architecture was designed that loosely couples systems in an asynchronous manner to alleviate the issues with point to point connections and to improve utilisation of data from various sources when implementing the plant-wide monitoring and optimised control. A message bus based approach was developed and data flows were defined between COCOP...

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Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: Overview

The final goal of COCOP was to increase the competitiveness of the European process and automation industry by increasing product quality, improving sustainability, reducing operation costs and improving working conditions.

The approach was to consider operating conditions of all unit processes of an entire plant and the mutual interactions of the unit processes to optimise and improve the overall plant-wide operation, integrating technological and social innovation within a common co...

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Video, Document, Poster, Presentation

COCOP: plant-wide monitoring and advisory tool for steel making process

A steel manufacturing plant-wide monitoring and advisory platform to reduce the number of surface and sub-surface defects at the final product, ensuring a good performance of the related sub-processes (secondary metallurgy, continuous casting and hot rolling).

Challenges:

Defects can be generated during Secondary Metallurgy, Continuous Casting and Hot Rolling sub-processes, but they are detected at the end of the manufacturing process. To optimise each sub-process without a...
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Case study, Video, Poster, Presentation

CoPro: Thermal models for process optimisation in the canning industry

Thermal processing often constitutes the main bottleneck of the plant, consuming 70% of the total production time and 60% of the energy of a standard canning factory. Innovative solutions are needed to:

Minimise health risks derived from potential contamination by microorganisms. Reduce product quality losses. Increase efficiency by minimising production times and energy consumption. Comply with environmental constraints

In attaining these objectives, thermal models are the essential...

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Software, Document, Poster

CoPro: Modelling concept and model library for large-scale optimisation in chemical plants

The Problem Modelling is a major step in constructing optimisation-based solutions. In large-scale optimisation of coupled chemical production sites, many models for plants and pieces of equipment have to be generated, implemented and maintained. Many possible choices for the level of detail and the objective increase the necessary effort to implement optimisation-based solutions. The Solution Development of generic plant and equipment models of different modelling depth that can be...
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Other, Software, Poster