IEC PRISMA stage 2
|Coordinator||SWEREA MEFOS AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 15 000 000|
|Project duration||January 2010 - March 2013|
Purpose and goal
The Centre for Process Integration in Steelmaking, PRISMA, located at the Swerea MEFOS research institute, is an Institute Excellence Centre (IEC) supported by the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, the Knowledge Foundation, and the industrial partners. The research strategy at PRISMA is to develop understanding, employment and application of Process Integration in the steel industry, by simultaneous method development and practice of the methodology by application projects in collaboration between Swerea MEFOS, participating industrial partners and universities. PRISMA aims to: - Provide scientific as well as applied knowledge in the field of Process Integration and contribute to its implementation among the active partners. - Provide education and training for researchers and practitioners within the research field. - Offer counseling in complex industrial decision-making.
Results and expected effects
PRISMA will describe possibilities to make the overall industrial system more resource efficient with regard to Nordic conditions: - Means to achieve Zero waste steel production. - Reduce the use of fossil energy with >30%. - CO2 emission reduction with 20-50% in iron- and steelmaking. During the period 2010-2012, the international research collaborations will increase. At the same time the knowledge in Process Integration will be developed into one of Swerea MEFOS core excellence areas.
Approach and implementation
For the period 2010-2012 focus areas has been formulated together with the industrial partners, much in the same manner as in the first programme period. As multi-criteria optimisation will come into focus the applied projects in PRISMA area allowed to emerge in the borders between the focus areas. Application and development of Process Integration methods will be fundamental in all projects. Under industrial supervision the programme will run at least one major application project per focus area which involves at least one strong connection to an academic research hub. The programme will engage research students and senior researchers.