METALLO participates as a partner in the European project CIRMET (Number of G.A 820670) financed by the H2020 program (call SPIRE-03-2018 Energy and resource flexibility in highly energy intensive industries). The project will have a total duration of 42 months, with a budget of more than ten million euros. The consortium consists of 15 European partners from various fields of activity (universities, technology centers, SMEs and electro-intensive industries).
The Project aims to design, develop and validate an innovative solution to provide energy and resource flexibility to Energy Intensive Industries. This will be achieved through the combined implementation of main innovations on industrial waste treatments, waste heat recovery concepts and smart monitoring, control and data analytics tools.
The CIRMET solution will be validated and the replicability of the solution will be assessed in three additional energy intensive sectors (steel, cement and water).
For this purpose, three new demonstrators will be build up, plus the retrofitting of existing industry process unit:
To achieve this main goal of the project specific objectives have been defined:
A well-balanced consortium formed by academia, research organizations, SMEs and energy intensive industries ensure the whole value chain needed to achieve Project objectives and paves the way for future exploitation of the solution.