Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and energy Efficiency (SPIRE) Public Private Partnership (PPP)

2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

Summary: 2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Presentation from Lionel Platteuw (EUnited - the European Engineering Industries Association)

Published: 2014


Pages: 31

Filesize: 2,624KB

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EUnited is a European association of machinery & equipment suppliers representing companies, organised in six sectors which are Cleaning, Metallurgy, Municipal Equipment, Robotics, Valves and Vehicle Cleaning. EUnited is a founder member of SPIRE, which represents industry as a partner in the Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Launched as part of the Horizon2020 framework programme (signed in December 2013), SPIRE represents more than 90 industrial and research process industry stakeholders from over a dozen countries spread throughout Europe. The sectors represented are chemical, steel, engineering, minerals, non-ferrous metals, cement, ceramics, and water.

SPIRE is about cooperation to improve resource efficiency especially from the process industry point of view. The emphasis is on value chains and much more cooperation across sectors and regions. It is also about cooperation with policy makers and the stimulus provided by optimal innovation and other policies. The latest calls for proposals from SPIRE are:

  • SPIRE-05-2015: New adaptable catalytic reactor methodologies for Process Intensification
  • SPIRE-06-2015: Energy and resource management systems for improved efficiency in the process industries
  • SPIRE-07-2015: Recovery technologies for metals and other minerals
  • SPIRE-08-2015: Solids handling for intensified process technology