EPOS – Enhanced energy and resource Efficiency and Performance in process industry Operations via onsite and cross-sectorial Symbiosis

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

Abstract:

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 sectorssteelcementchemicalsminerals 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.

Contact person: Ivan Kantor (ivan.kantor@epfl.ch), Hür Bütün (hur.butun@epfl.ch)

Publication list:

[1]
H. Bütün; I. Kantor; F. Maréchal : A heat integration method with location-dependent heat distribution losses, 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2018). 2018-08-01. International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering – PSE 2018, San Diego, California, USA, July 1-5, 2018. p. 1195-1200. DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-444-64241-7.50194-4.
[2]
H. Bütün; I. Kantor; F. Maréchal : A heat integration method with multiple heat exchange interfaces; Energy. 2018-03-28. DOI : 10.1016/j.energy.2018.03.114.
[3]
I. D. Kantor; A. S. Wallerand; M. Kermani; H. E. Bütün; A. Santecchia et al. : Thermal profile construction for energy-intensive industrial sectors. 2018. 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 17-22, 2018.
[4]
H. Bütün; I. Kantor; A. Mian; F. Maréchal : A Heat Load Distribution Method for Retrofitting Heat Exchanger Networks, 28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering; Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2018. DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50244-8.
[5]
H. E. Bütün; I. D. Kantor; F. Maréchal : A process integration method with multiple heat exchange interfaces. 2017. 30th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, San Diego, California, USA, July 2-6, 2017. p. 1447-1460.
[6]
H. Cervo; S. Bungener; E. Méchaussie; I. Kantor; B. Zwaenepoel et al. : Virtual Sector Profiles for Innovation Sharing in Process Industry – Sector 01: Chemicals. 2017. International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing - SDM17, Bologna, Italy, April 26-28, 2017. p. 569-578. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-57078-5_54.