Sat, 04/17/2021 - 12:14

The PSYCHE project focusses on the production of base chemicals out of plastic waste for application in the chemical industry. Expectations are that the production of plastics (currently amounting to 8 million tons of PE, PP, PS and PVC in Europe) will be a fourfold higher by 2050 than today, resulting in a considerable environmental impact and economic loss if these plastic waste streams are handled according to the current recycling strategies. These current strategies mostly consist of…

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 11:46

EnOp wants to investigate a wide variety of possibilities to reduce CO2 emissions. Seven diverse technologies are brought to a higher level within the project: from energy storage by micro-algae to bio-electrochemical systems. Every EnOp trajectory is executed by a consortium of international partners. A business team intensivates the cross-boarder collaboration. This team consists of Flemish and Dutch entrepreneurs.

Next to knowledge on technologies also insights from the Flemish…

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 11:42

PlastiCity - Resourcing Plastics from the City

The Interreg 2 Seas region is one of the most proliferative regions in the EU when it comes to generating plastic waste. However, plastic recycling rates are still very low. Especially within the urban environment, a lot of plastic waste is available that would, in terms of quality, technically be eligible for recycling but is not effectively validated. These so-called “lost plastics” can form a prominent role in the…

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 11:29

The overall objective of the project is to stimulate investment in and implementation of Power-to-X technologies by developing innovative direct and indirect conversion processes for the chemical industry towards higher TRL’s, while making use of renewable electricity and lowering the carbon footprint. With these technologies, valuable fuels and platform chemicals can be produced from renewable raw materials while decreasing costs and increasing flexibility. The aim is to develop at least…

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 11:23

An often underestimated threat to our economy is steel corrosion, in any kind of industry where water meets steel: the maritime sector, ports, water purification plants, energy production, offshore renewable energy production. The costs pertaining to corrosion are immense: a DNV-GL report sets all-round corrosion costs at more than 500 billion EUR for the European region alone, generally +/- 3.8% of the European GDP. However, consultation with industry indicates there is no general approach…

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 11:12

Ten partners strive towards a sustainable approach of the industrial process water chain.

They are doing this by developing new water treatment configurations tailared to the specific industrial processes. As such, water of different qualities can be transformed to process water of the desired quality. Using the mobile IMPROVED installation, not only the entire treatment trajectory of pretreatment and desalting can be simulated, also the influence of the obtained water quality on the…