Source: EU H2020
Partner: EPFL, UGent, ArcelorMittal, INEOS, CEMEX, OMYA, Veolia, Belsim, Strane, Korona, Quantis, CimArk
Duration: Oct 2015 – Sept 2019 (48 months)
External website: www.spire2030.eu/epos
The EPOS project – Enhanced energy and resource Efficiency and Performance in process industry Operations via onsite and cross-sectorial Symbiosis – brings together 5 global process industries from 5 key relevant sectors: steel, cement, chemicals, minerals and engineering.
EPOS’s main objective is to enable cross-sectorial Industrial Symbiosis (IS) and provide a wide range of technological and organisational options for making business and operations more efficient, more cost-effective, more competitive and more sustainable across process sectors.
Together, the industrial partners in EPOS represent 166 bn € in sales with 75% of their production located in Europe. The 5 industries joined forces with 2 excellent science institutes and 5 highly R&I minded SMEs, building the EPOS consortium with Ghent University as coordinator.
With the aim of reinforcing competitiveness of the EU industry, it is the ambition of the EPOS partners to gain cross-sectorial knowledge and investigate cluster opportunities using an innovative Industrial Symbiosis (IS) platform to be developed and validated during the project. The main objective is to enable cross-sectorial IS and provide a wide range of technological and organisational options for making business and operations more efficient, more cost-effective, more competitive and more sustainable across process sectors. The expected impact is clearly in line with the SPIRE roadmap – and sector associations, city councils (in the districts where EPOS is deployed), the SPIRE PPP as well as standardisation bodies are committed to participate in the EPOS transdisciplinary advisory board.