21 July 2022

CEAGA participates in the European project FLEXIndustries together with 33 other partners from 10 different countries. The objective is to develop seven demonstration pilots in different industrial facilities of companies in the automotive, biofuel, polymer, steel, paper, pharmaceutical and cement sectors. The pilots will be implemented in companies in Turkey, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Italy and will contribute to improving their energy efficiency.

As part of the project, a Process and Energy Management Platform will be developed to monitor and analyze in real time the industrial processes with the highest energy consumption in the seven pilot facilities. The main objectives are:

  • Optimize the energy efficiency of the plants.
  • Increase the levels of electrification, digitization and automation of industrial processes.
  • Improve network flexibility services.
  • Reduce the environmental footprint.

With this initiative, which will last four years, it is intended to save 154 GWh per year of energy, as well as reduce CO2 emissions by around 31,470 tons.

Once the seven pilot solutions are implemented and validated, they will be replicated in other companies and industrial sectors. In the case of CEAGA, the energy consumption of three Galician automotive plants will be analyzed through digital twins.

The consortium is made up of a team of 15 large companies, 6 research institutes, 8 SMEs, 2 universities and 3 non-profit organisations. At the beginning of July, the launch meeting was held in Genoa, Italy, with the aim of coordinating and marking the steps to be followed during the first months of the project.

The FLEXIndustries project is supported by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon Europe Program. For more information: info@flexindustries.eu