FUDIPO at Dechema event in Frankfurt, 18th October

On 18th October (2018), the consortiums participating the COCOP, CoPro, FUDIPO and MONSOON projects celebrated a workshop in Frankfurt, in DECHEMA facilities. The event, which was titled “Digitized Operations for Sustainable Process Industries”, was a complete success and succeeded in bringing interested parties to it. Both the Project Officer Angelica Marino and the External Advisor also joined the event. During the sessions, the four participating projects explained how they were tackling the industry needs and which digital solutions they were building. Moreover, the time between sessions allowed for a great exchange of impressions and knowledge between the different participants, and also with the other entities that assisted to the event. Lastly, a panel named “Full digitalization of process operations – chances and challenges” took place. This panel was participated by Martin Winter (chair of SPIRE Digital Working group, A. SPIRE), Jane Arnold (Head of Global Process Control Technology, Covestro), Manuel Remelhe (Technology Senior Expert,BAYER AG) and André Augé (Statistical and data processing Manager, Rio Tinto / European Aluminium). During this panel, the experts presented their view on the future of the digitalisation of the industry and the public was able to raise questions and generate very interesting debates.

Some presentations by FUDIPO as the one of Moksadur Rahman titled “Advanced Control of Continuous Pulp Digesters” took place presenting results about specific study case.

FUDIPO at SPIRE Industry 4.0 – Brussels, 1-2 October 2018

FUDIPO was present in the SPIRE workshops that took place at the beginning of October. Once again we did not miss the opportunity to present the progress in the FUDIPO project, presenting a poster during both sessions and discussing the project strategies.

During the workshop about Digital Technologies in Process Industry on the 1st of October, we confirmed that the optimisation and control tasks which are in current development in FUDIPO are completely aligned with the needs of a Process Industry. It is currently demanding stronger Digitalization of the production processes and innovations in the optimization methods, searching for more efficiency in the production, in the use of raw materials and in energy consumption and reduction of CO2 emissions.

Those objectives will be reinforced and extended in the SPIRE vision for 2050 of an “integrated and digital European process industry fostering a ‘well below 2ºC’ scenario and a fully circular future for our planet and society”. Once again, the main goals of FUDIPO project share in many aspects the value proposition of the future SPIRE 2050 and we keep working to make them come true.