Common Dissemination Booster

IMPROOF is working with the EC through the service “Common Dissemination Booster” (https://trust-itservices.com/common-dissemination-booster). It will help us to gather and exchange with two other EU SPIRE projects, VULKANO and DREAM.

The three projects are working on similar problematics; they probably will have the same kind of stakeholders, which could be an interesting and consolidating approach. They're working on material sectors. Regarding the project results, the three projects are looking for more efficient, less emissions from furnaces. To be more precise, VULKANO is working on improved refractory materials, phase Change materials – Based energy recovery system, co-firing second energy source, integrated control system and holistic In-house predictive tool. IMPROOF aims on the improvement of the cracking furnaces through the decrease of their energy consumption and emissions, and increase production rate to reduce CAPEX and OPEX of the furnaces. The DREAM project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a radically improved architecture for ceramic kilns, by substantially enhancing specific furnace parts (control system, refractories, emissions abatement system) and by adding new modules and sub-systems (CHP unit, heat pipes) to the current furnace architecture.

VULKANO: http://www.vulkano-h2020.eu

DREAM: https://www.spire2030.eu/dream

News

“33rd Ethylene Producers Conference” – April 18-22, 2021, Dallas-TX (USA)

5 November 2020


The European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) Spotlight Talks

27 October 2020

Kevin Van Geem (UGENT), coordinator of IMPROOF, will give a talk for the European Federation of Chemical Engineering on 26 November (10h30-11h30) on the Electrification of the chemical industry. The exchanges will cover the benefits of applying industrial innovation practices and the many applications of electrification and process intensification in process industries. Detailed programme and free registration:  Read more


IMPROOF Workshop “32nd Ethylene Producers Conference” – Sunday 16 August 2020

12 February 2020

The IMPROOF consortium is pleased to announce the  IMPROOF workshop that will be held at Houston (USA) on Sunday 16 August 2020 online,  connected to the 2020 Spring Meeting and 16th Global Congress on Process Safety. Registration is open for all stakeholders from both industry and academia. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required on : We will share to the registered people the link to access to the webinar later on . The link will be available until 19th august, 2020.Read more


Discover the integrated model for energy optimization of steam cracking furnace

16 December 2019

Dow is organizing an Open Day with regards to the optimization of steam cracking furnaces. Therefore we are sharing with you an invitation to visit us at an Open Day event on January 29 in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. During the event, we will feature a newly expanded portfolio of innovative studies to meet future industry requirements in terms of energy optimization and CO2 emissions. We are presenting the developments of the EU funded IMPROOF project. Experts from European Universities and leading technology developers will present their contributions towards the future ethylene furnace. The experts will be present at the event to address your questions. •                   Event opening from Jamie Cohen, Dow EMEA R&D Director •                   Keynote presentation on the Chemical Industry under the 4th Industrial Revolution, Rafael Cayuela, Dow Chief Economist •                   Overview of IMPROOF, G. Bellos and Prof. K. van Geem •                   Lectures on biofuel firing kinetics, oxy-fuel combustion, high emissivity coatings, radiant coil technology advancements and low emission furnace design will be given by IMPROOF partners from Politecnico di Milano, John Zink, Cress BV, Gent University, Schmidt and Clemens, Technip and Dow •                   Plant tour by bus •                   Event closure Register, no later than 20th December in order to attend our sessions during the event: Read more


IMPROOF Workshop – 27-28 january 2020 and DOW Open Day 29 january 2020

8 October 2019

The IMPROOF consortium is pleased to announce the two-day IMPROOF workshop that will be held on 27-28 January 2020 at the Laboratory for Chemical Technology in Ghent, Belgium. Registration is open for all stakeholders from both industry and academia. Participants can register for one or two days: Day 1: Computational Fluid Dynamics assisted Process Intensification (27 January 2020) Day 2: Novel Technologies in Steam Cracking Furnaces (28 January 2020) Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required: : eventmanager.ugent.be/improofWorkshop However, due to the limited capacity of the event, participants who register but fail to attend will be charged a no show fee of € 50 (except for valid reasons).  Read more

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