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EUBCE 2021 - Sebastián ZAPATA - Alternative Feedstocks to Promote Bio-based and Circular Economy in Industrial Intensive Sectors: the RETROFEED Project Approach

Alternative Feedstocks to Promote Bio-based and Circular Economy in Industrial Intensive Sectors: the RETROFEED Project Approach

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Industrial System and Sources Integration for Low Carbon Fuels and Products

Alternative Feedstocks to Promote Bio-based and Circular Economy in Industrial Intensive Sectors: the RETROFEED Project Approach

Short Introductive summary

Circular economy involves keeping materials in use for as long as possible through actions such as recycling and reuse. The RETROFEED project will contribute to this practice through retrofitting the core equipment of energy intensive industries and incorporating innovative monitoring and control systems to provide support to plant operators in the decision-making process while managing the production facilities, through a Decision Support System (DSS). These actions are attempted at enabling the use of alternative feedstocks promoting bio-based and circular concepts in five different sectors: ceramic, cement, aluminum, steel and agrochemicals.
Successful incorporation of alternative materials is contingent upon their market availability and competitive pricing. A detailed study has been performed to analyse the feasibility of adoption of the bio-based and recycled alternatives, where applicable, for each industrial partner, considering both supply/demand trends and specific process requirements. Internal wastes as potential sources of revenue or materials reclamation have also been scrutinised to fully realize the benefits of a circular economy.

Presenter

Sebastián ZAPATA

Circe Fundation

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Co-authors:

S. Zapata, CIRCE, Zaragoza, SPAIN
B. Palacino, CIRCE, Zaragoza, SPAIN
J.A. Arzate, CIRCE, Zaragoza, SPAIN
M. del Cerro, CIRCE, Zaragoza, SPAIN
A.I. González-Espinosa, CIRCE, Zaragoza, SPAIN
C. Jarauta-Córdoba, CIRCE, Zaragoza, SPAIN

Session reference: IDV.7.3