FUDIPO 18-month-review meeting in Brussels, 24-25 April ’18

After one year and a half from the project begginings, FUDIPO consortium members met last 24-25 April in Brussels to present the project’s progress and new advances to the reviewers. The meeting was divided into two different sessions, the first one celebrated the first day exclusively among the consortium members and the second one with the presence of the reviewers.

First-day presentations were about the state of the project implementation in different case studies. Demonstrator leaders presented the progression status, new advances, drawbacks and to-do actions for future months. Finally, partners were divided into different working groups during workshops to discuss about the states of different ongoing tasks to evaluate actions done and plan future actions. Consortium members took advantage of this to improve communication and plan actions if needed.

The second day, different partners presented new advances and tasks evolution to reviewers. The day started with an initial presentation of deliverables and milestone status. Then, the chief engineer presented a summary of demonstrator status and technology development. Idener gave a presentation about the dissemination activities done until date and future activities according to dissemination plan. The financial status was presented by the project coordinator and presentations about the study cases were presented by demonstrator’s leaders. Mälarenergi, Tupras, MTT, Billerudkornäs and ABB presented an overview of the tasks progression. BestWood/Fraunhofer and Tieto also presented advances in sensor and architecture development respectively. Questions and suggestions were formulated by reviewers during different partners presentations, taking note of the valuable feedbacks.

The meeting was a useful experience to catch up on different tasks status. Next meeting will be held on 17-18 October 18, but the location it is not defined yet.

 

FUDIPO conference paper at PAPERCON 2018

PaperCon, the world’s largest technical conference for the paper and packaging industry, took place on April 15-18, 2018 in Charlotte, NC, USA with the theme of “Shaping the Future through Innovation”. Designed by industry professionals, PaperCon draws CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers from over 32 different countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events, and exhibits. This year PaperCon collocated with the Control System 2018.

Moksadur Rahman from Mälardalen University presented one conference paper related to the Pulp and Paper case study of FUDIPO project during CS5 – Pulp Measurements and Controls session.

More information about the event are available at: “http://www.papercon.org/”

Paper title “M. Rahman, A. Avelin, K. Kyprianidis, J. Jansson, and E. Dahlquist. Model based Control and Diagnostics strategies for a Continuous Pulp Digester”.

MDH attends GPPS conference in Zurich and presents a conference paper

Ioanna Aslanidou (MDH University) presented a position paper in GPPS conference, last 10th-12th January, in the frame of FUDIPO project, about the role of micro gas turbines in the future green energy system. The paper presented was received well, with a good discussion following the presentation.

The forum where the paper was presented was a high-level event, with policymakers from companies around the world. The small size of the forum allowed more discussions with professionals from the academia and industry and feedback was obtained from experts in the field with different backgrounds and needs.

To know more information about the paper and download it please click here. 

FUDIPO 1-year-review meeting in Vienna, 17-19 October ’17

After one year since the beginning of the project, FUDIPO consortium met last 17-19 October in Vienna to present the project advances and discuss the developments in parallel sessions.

Thus, the first day, after the project coordinator opening  (see the photo below), the different developments in each study case and work packages were presented. First, IDENER presented the advances in the dissemination activities. Tupras presented the status of oil and gas study case, Mälarenergi presented the advances in the large CHP, and MTT the same in the micro CHP, Billerudkornäs gave a presentation of pulp and paper developments and finally ABB presented the advances in the WWTP study case. After, the physics-based modelling, and the status of the machine learning and sensor development were reviewed (MDH, SICS, BWD, and Fraunhofer). The day concluded with a discussion of the project improvements from reviewers comments.

During the second day a big discussion took place about hoe the FUDIPO framework and associated demonstrators will look like: What common features will have, functionalities, and to-do actions. The workshops went very well and the consortium came very close to the common/joint framework for the envisaged learning system.

The last day, TIETO did a presentation about how to do production planning, machine learning, process optimization, and use of the HMI3 framework, and finally, to end the meeting, we experienced the visualization of a full pulp and paper plant using HOLOLENS (great experience!, see a photo below).

 

FUDIPO at SPIRE Process Industry Conference, 19th September

Last 19 September 2017 the Process Industry Conference, SPIRE mid-term policy event took place in Brussels, with the relevant stakeholders for the European Process Industry, including a session for a brief presentation of SPIRE projects on this topic, as FUDIPO, Monsoon, ProPat, etc.

We presented our main goals and business opportunities (see the presentation here) and had the opportunity to meet with other project representatives from COCOP and MORSE, and showed three posters about the project overview, the case studies and the modelling approach (have a look on the full view of posters here)

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FUDIPO attends 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2017

ICAE, the 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, took place last 21-24 August 2017, in Cardiff, UK.  A conference paper was presented by Ioanna Aslanidou (MDH University) in ICAE in the frame of FUDIPO project for NIR work related to the large CHP study case, and published in the Energy Procedia journal.

Read full abstract and download the paper here:

Near-infrared spectral measurements and multivariate analysis for predicting glass contamination of refuse-derived fuel

 

 

 

FUDIPO in Papercon 2017, Minneapolis (USA)

Papercon 2017 celebrated its 10th anniversary with the theme of “Renew, Rethink, Redefine the Future”. The 2017 conference, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA, focused on the latest trends and technologies relating to papermaking, papermaking additives, process control, fluid fundamentals, and recycled paperboard technologies. The technical sessions were complemented by the technology showcase from 130+ companies including ABB, Valmet, BTG/Capstone, Andritz, Siemens, Buckman, KaMin, Voith etc.

Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden presented one conference paper related to the Pulp and Paper case study of FUDIPO project during PF11 – Rethinking QCS Controls (CEU) session.

Paper title “M.Rahman, A. Avelin, K.Kyprianidis, E.Dahlquist. An Approach For Feedforward Model Predictive Control For Pulp and Paper Applications: Challenges And The Way Forward”.

More information about the event at: http://www.papercon.org/

FUDIPO attends 4th European Conference on Process Analytics and Control Technology

EUROPACT 2017, the 4th European Conference on Process Analytics and Control Technology, has been held in Postdam (Berlim) on 10-12th May. The conference has covered new technologies in process analytics, the implementation of these technologies in various fields and the transformation of data into knowledge. Moreover, EUROPACT 2017 provided meetings and a discussion forum for scientists and users of process analytics from academia and industry.

As SPIRE member, FUDIPO consortium was invited to attend the conference and present three posters, next to other SPIRE projects as DISIRE or ProPAT. The event gave FUDIPO a big opportunity to reach potential stakeholders and to strengthen the network between the attendes.

The three posters presented by FUDIPO can be downloaded at: http://fudipo.eu/communication-material/

More information about the event at: http://dechema.de/europact17.html

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FUDIPO consortium meeting in Vasteras (Sweden)

FUDIPO consortium visited Vasteras (Sweden) last 2-4th May. During this meeting, partners gathered to review all the actions done in the project up-to-date and focus on the FUDIPO study cases:

During the first day, Blerim Emruli, from RISE SICS, presented the work done in Work Package 2 and Tomas Olsson , also from RISE SICS, gave an interesting introduction to machine learning, followed by a general discussion by all partners. Finally, the general assembly gathered to discuss deliveries.

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Second day began with a review of Demonstrator status and technology development, management activities and actions done and plans for dissemination activities. After, the 5 study cases were presented and followed by general discussion.

During the last day, the partners had the big opportunity to visit two of the five study cases, located in Sweden. First, partners went to ABB (plant automation systems manufacturer, among others), in Finnslätten, and attended a presentation of “the future control room” by Lena Nyberg. The second visit was to Mälarenergi power plant (see photo below), where after a presentation of the company by Elena Tomas-Aparicio, the partners walked through the waste combustion/biomass fired plants.

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