Transforming energy intensive process industries through integration of energy, process, and feedstock flexibility.
Project TRINEFLEX: Transformation of energy intensive process industries (EII) through integration of energy, process, and feedstock flexibility.
TRINEFLEX is an integrated EII-transformation toolkit following the ‘X as a service model’. For the end-users, TRINEFLEX functions as an end-to-end service managing the plant’s digital lifecycle and the process of transition to flexible and sustainable operation. This process is enabled by advanced and green data acquisition, Big Data Infrastructures, process analysis, model development and finally Digital Twins with integrated multi-agent decision support systems.
TRINEFLEX is implemented at each of five demonstration sites with unique challenges, from 4 sectors: glass, copper, aluminium and water industries. The implementation is supported through the integration of transformative technologies (from the energy efficiency, clean energy, sustainable fuels, and feedstocks and CCUS sectors), that synergize with the powerful digital solutions to demonstrate flexibility measures towards energy neutrality. Additionally, TRINEFLEX is designed for rapid replicability in these sectors and high transferability in other P4Planet sectors centered on energy flexibility on the short term and industrial symbiosis on the long term.
TRINEFLEX aims to mobilize local stakeholders and communities into new ways of interacting with the energy and process industries: Capacity building, open science, and introducing new forms of sustainable economic activity. Service- and community-based demand/response will be employed to leverage local energy resources, coupled with emphasis on sustainable fuels and feedstocks, accelerating the adoption of industrial-urban symbiosis.
Eight large companies and seven SMEs works with RTOs and supporting entities to achieve over 8% reduction of energy costs, 18% peak reduction, flexibility cost below 1.2 €/kWh, over 8% energy demand reduction that are projected to yield over 330GWh of energy savings, 45M€ in energy costs and CO2 tax, over 110kt of CO2 averted and over 800 jobs created by 2030. TRINEFLEX private investment is around 4M€.
Our main tasks
- Integration into data management platform as unified DSS
- Asset digitalization
- System level validation in operational environment
- Demonstrations #2 Aluminium
- Demonstrations #3 Water
AIMEN | ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI | DGS | ESAMUR – ENTIDAD REGIONAL DE SANEAMIENTO Y DEPURACION DE AGUAS RESIDUALES DE LA REGION DE MURCIA | EYDAP | FUNDACIÓN IMDEA | HALCOR | ICCS – INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS | IDENER.AI | INATEC – FUNDACION INNOVACION AMBIENTAL Y TECNOLÓGICA | LINZ CENTER OF MECHATRONICS | MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA | NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS | NORCE – NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE | R2M SOLUTION | REFIAL – GRUPO OTUA | SCCH - SOFTWARE COMPETENCE CENTER HAGENBERG | SINTEF | STAM | SVALIN SOLAR | SYXIS | TAMPERE UNIVERSITY | TICASS | TSK | URSALEO | VENTIVE | VERALLIA ITALIA
Start date – finish date
09 / 2022 - 08 / 2026
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 101058174