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REEMAIN Best Practices Book
REEMAIN Best Practices Book

The Best Practices Book is now available for download

Using resources twice over to save money
Using resources twice over to save money

“Directly integrating a small to medium amount of green electricity into a factory is quite simple. In some countries however, the legal framework needs to be changed if the manufacturing sector is to adopt renewables more widely”, says Spanish analyst Anibal Reñones Dominguez

Crunching “sustainable” cookies
Crunching “sustainable” cookies

Bread, cakes and pastries may be tasty, but few of us realise it takes a lot of energy to produce them. Industry is now looking to change this

Industry under the sun
Industry under the sun

A new approach to the renewability potential of Europe’s regions reveals unexpected opportunities for manufacturing

A “small data” approach to energy saving for industry
A “small data” approach to energy saving for industry

Glasgow-based company IES reveals its new product which uses the Rough Cut modelling technique

Fashion “detox” catwalks - Towards sustainable textile production
Fashion “detox” catwalks - Towards sustainable textile production

Many companies in the textile sector are investing in more sustainable production methods as a way to save energy, reduce costs and limit environmental impact

Plasmapour technology set to revolutionise the metal industry
Plasmapour technology set to revolutionise the metal industry

The “just in time” principle applied to temperature control promises gains in energy efficiency and product quality

Far East competition boosts investment in energy efficiency
Far East competition boosts investment in energy efficiency

The Turkish case of a big company facing the challenge of cost-cutting and environmental impact

An intelligent battery for industrial production
An intelligent battery for industrial production

A solution by Ikerlan could enable gains in energy and cost efficiency for manufacturing

Waste heat likely to boost energy efficient production
Waste heat likely to boost energy efficient production

Europe has a leading position in technologies for clean manufacturing, but significant efforts need to be made to lower investment costs and encourage factories managers to adopt energy efficient innovations.

Non-technological barriers hamper the integration of renewables in production processes
Non-technological barriers hamper the integration of renewables in production processes

High payback expectations and resistance to organisational change may slow down the path to energy efficient manufacturing

Interpretation of energy data to reduce consumption
Interpretation of energy data to reduce consumption

CRIT Research, in collaboration Omron Electronics Spa, Techlan Srl and Renovis Srl, organized a seminar on the 24th of March in Vignola (Italy) on "Industrial Energy efficiency: Gathering, interpretation and management of energy data to reduce consumption."

REEMAIN presented at the final TEMPO conference
REEMAIN presented at the final TEMPO conference

Rick Greenough of the DMU (De Monfort University) was invited to delegates at the TEMPO (Total Energy Management for Production Operations) project conference at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Visit to the SPECIFIC project in Wales
Visit to the SPECIFIC project in Wales

A small delegation (Rick Greenough and Andy Wright) from DMU (De Monfort University of Leicester) visited the SPECIFIC research project (Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings) led by the Swansea University in South Wales.

First assessment of efficiency measures at demo sites completed
First assessment of efficiency measures at demo sites completed

After one year spent among the three demo sites (the Gullon cookies factory in Spain, the SCM foundry in Italy and the Bossa textile production unit in Turkey), the REEMAIN team has completed its detailed theoretical study on the possible efficiency measures that were considered in the first year of the project.

Central Europe Presource project shows how material and energy efficiency go hand in hand
Central Europe Presource project shows how material and energy efficiency go hand in hand

The Central Europe funded Presource project was completed at the end of 2014. The EDIT Value Tool, conceived to optimise resource efficiency in small companies, is one of its main outputs

The recordings of the Technology Roadmap webinar now available
The recordings of the Technology Roadmap webinar now available

Documents and the recording of the Technology Roadmap webinar are available on the website! 

DMU Leicester workshop
DMU Leicester workshop

REEMAIN advances on simulation platform to enable virtual testing.

Technical visits to the demo sites are completed
Technical visits to the demo sites are completed

09/04/2014

The REEMAIN consortium has completed the round of visits to the three plants involved in the pilot activities for investigations on the resource efficiency needs in industrial production processes

 

The importance of technological demonstration examples in industrial environments
The importance of technological demonstration examples in industrial environments

01/04/2014

Fredy Velez is a PhD researcher at the Energy Division of CARTIF, in Spain. We asked him a couple of questions on the technological focus of the REEMAIN project and why integrating technologies matters to make manufacturing more efficient

iProSPER Ready to Launch
iProSPER Ready to Launch

31/03/2014

Under the framework of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) program,  REEMAIN’s has formed a “Manufacturing Technology Platform (MTP) project extension” that links REEMAIN to other research efforts and organizations in Europe and the USA 

REEMAIN closer to definition of simulation models following workshop at DMU
REEMAIN closer to definition of simulation models following workshop at DMU

A further step has been taken towards the definition of the renewable energy models to be used in the REEMAIN demo sites at a technical meeting held last June in Leicester at De Montfort University. 

A view on Factories of the Future from other sectors: the agricultural machinery producers
A view on Factories of the Future from other sectors: the agricultural machinery producers

14/03/2014

With a population of 4,500 manufacturers, an aggregate volume of 28 billion € yearly production volume and 10 national associations, the agricultural machinery sector is one of European manufacturing strengths. 

Technical visit to Gullón factory
Technical visit to Gullón factory

18/02/2014

A technical visit to the Gullón factory in Aguilar de Campoo (Spain) took place, in the framework of the preliminary investigations on the resource efficiency needs in industrial production processes. 

REEMAIN is developing a tool to assess a dataset of technology solutions
REEMAIN is developing a tool to assess a dataset of technology solutions

Developing a support tool to allow factory managers to evaluate energy consumption and materials use and thus make informed decisions with respect to where best invest their limited resources.

KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are of fundamental importance in order to evaluate the effectiveness of measures deployed. 

Preliminary report on efficiency measures
Preliminary report on efficiency measures

Problems mapping and first efficiency measures planned

The Foundenergy project
The Foundenergy project

Insight into the foundries processes: the FOUNDENERGY project comes to its conclusion

The SCM Workshop
The SCM Workshop

The importance of technology foresight and patent trends: some conclusions from the REEMAIN workshop within the LET’s 2014 Conference