Three projects join clean manufacturing cluster
Three additional research projects have joined the Clean Manufacture eco-factory research cluster.
Clean Manufacture brings together European-funded projects which share a common goal – to help manufacturers improve the efficiency of their factories and compete worldwide. The cluster now includes seven projects involving 93 industrial and academic partners in 19 countries, covering sectors including marine, automotive, steel, civil engineering, woodworking, textiles, foodstuffs and aerospace.
The new projects are:
• DAPhNE – designing new continuous sustainable processes using optimised microwave technologies with real time self-adaptive control. The DAPhNE consortium will provide economies of scale for the ceramic, cement and glass industries.
• Factory-ECOMATION – developing new technologies and processes for the energy-intensive iron and steel industry; and for carbon-intensive woodworking industries.
• REEMAIN – combining intelligent employment of renewable energy technologies and resource-saving strategies, to boost both energy and material efficiency in textiles, food and steel production industries.
REEMAIN project manager, Anibal Reñones of Spanish research centre CARTIF, says:
"Joining the Clean Manufacture cluster means an opportunity to gain visibility and impact on the current and upcoming exploitable results of the REEMAIN project, with a special focus in those dealing with the increase of energy and resource efficiency in EU factories”