Using AI for manufacturing novel bio-based materials.
Project GREENLOOP: Sustainable manufacture systems towards novel bio-based materials.
GREENLOOP addresses novel bio-based materials solutions, tackling the problem from a circular-business thinking perspective, which aims to enable overcoming the barrier for new manufacture tools, energy efficiency improvements and sustainable value chains.
The main goal of GREENLOOP is to design and optimise three innovative bio-based materials and components for industrial sectors: construction, packaging, food, beverage, appliances and tooling.
1) Multifunctional rubber panels with fire resistance and vibrational applications.
2) Bioplastic bottle closures for oil and fruit juice
3) Wood composites bearings for plastic injection machines.
The value chain of each product is optimised from raw material source to end-of-life of products, ensuring the circular economy. All manufacturing lines are retrofitted to adapt to the new enhanced bio compoundings using artificial intelligence. Ultrasound improvement is included in the lignin production and rubber manufacture, and microwaves improve preheating of bioplastic on injection moulding and curing of wood composites. The whole process is monitored and presented in a virtual platform that includes KPI evaluation, business optimization in real time, training (webinars), and social engagement.
Our main tasks
- Project coordination
- Working framework, requirements definition and team alignment
- Inline monitoring and quality controls
- Energy and Exergy analysis of the systems
- GREEN-LOOP optimization value chain platform
- Learning features towards optimization of material and products
- Upgrades and modifications of equipment in manufacture lines
- Microwave enhancement
AIMEN | AUSTRIAN STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL | AXIA INNOVATION | FRAUNHOFER | GERACE MARIA CATERINA | GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA | IDENER.AI | INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE | IRIS | LABRENTA | MIXCYCLING | NCC OPERATIONS | NEROSUBIANCO | RWTH AACHEN | UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Start date – finish date
09 / 2022 - 08 / 2025
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 101000794