Start date:01.11.2019
End date:30.04.2023
Budget:€ 15,455,000
Funding programme:H2020-NMBP-SPIRE-2019

RETROFEED

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

The main objective of RETROFEED 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.