BioCarbUp - Optimising the biocarbon value chain for a sustainable metallurgical industry
In the project BioCarb+ (Enabling the biocarbon value chain for energy); 2014-17, a huge effort was made towards studying the biocarbon value chain and its different value chain elements with respect to improvement possibilities while satisfying end-user demands. BioCarb+ was a broad competence buildings project, focussing both on energy applications and biocarbon as a reductant in metallurgical processes. Now a new competence building project, Optimising the biocarbon value chain for a sustainable metallurgical industry (BioCarbUp), is starting and will run for 4 years. This time the focus is entirely on biocarbon as reductant in metallurgical industries.
CoolFish will develop technologies and concepts for more integrated, energy-efficient and climate friendly cooling, freezing and heating onboard fishing vessels. It will also increase the knowledge transfer between research and industry, both nationally and internationally.
The European energy system is now entering a transition to a low-carbon future in accordance with the COP21 agreements and European Union targets and objectives set for 2020, 2030 and 2050.
The Digital Worker ERA will focus on exposure, physical and organisational factors for workers in the petroleum industry. We will build new knowledge on real-time exposure assessment of chemical, physiological strain and the human factors elements of using such assessments in-situ.
C123 - Methane oxidative conversion and hydroformylation to propylene
Propylene production is classified as the 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases among the major chemical compounds. As the polypropylene market is huge and still growing, it is essential to find alternatives to current, energy-intensive production processes to meet the European environmental challenges. The C123 project’s main goal is the validation in a relevant environment of an efficient and selective transformation of current generally accessible, unexploited, cheap methane resources like stranded gas and biogas, to propylene in particular and C3 products in general.
UnWarp: Understanding warping corrugated board with machine learning
Warped cardboard is a major quality issue in the production of corrugated cardboard. It reduces the productivity in the converting units, causes reduced quality on the final product, and increases waste. In UnWarp we are using machine learning to understand when the cardboard becomes warped in and provide guidelines for minimising the warp.
CleanTex = Reduction of energy consumption and climate gas emissions in industrial Textile laundry processes
SynchroPhasor-based Automatic Real-time Control (SPARC)
In a future sustainable power system there will be large shares of renewable generation, but also more changes in consumption and more cross-border transmission. Thus, the operation of the power system becomes more challenging, and calls for better methods and tools to operate the system.
The role of the safety representative in safety work
"The role of the safety representative in safety work" is a research project with the purpose to acquire new knowledge about the role of the safety representatives, and challenges and opportunities related to their participation in safety work in building and construction projects.