IROVALUE: Integrated Resource Optimisation in Manufacturing Value Chains

Title and Acronym: Integrated Resource Optimisation in Manufacturing Value Chains (IROVALUE)

Call: FoF-03-2014

List of participants


Participant No Participant organisation name Country Expertise in the project
1 The University of Manchester UK Energy and process integration, coordination
2 ETH Zurich CH Waste management
3 Haribo DK Industrial company
4 Faxe Municipality DK Municipality with industrial symbiosis on its territory
5 DTU Management DK LCA, LCC
6 CVR PT Waste management, network of waste-related companies
7 University of Minho PT Energy certification
8 Oldham Council UK Local authority
9 Mono Pumps Ltd UK Manufacturer
10 Pannonia University HU Supply chain management
11 Aristotle University GR Optimisation of supply chains
12 Koc University TR Supply chain optimisation
13 Ford Otosan TR Manufacturer
14 Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey US Supply chain management



General objective: To develop novel and advanced business models and decision support tools to facilitate increased competitiveness and improved environmental performance of EU manufacturing enterprises through more intensive integration of value chains and industrial symbiosis.

Specific objectives and corresponding workpackage tasks:

Objective 1: To model energy and resource consumption along value chains

Task 1.1          Development of models

Task 1.2          Implementation of models into software

Task 1.3          Application of models to pilot study

Objective 2: To develop novel business models, considering life cycle costs and accounting for consumption of energy and other resources

Task 2.1          Extending and enhancing available business models

Task 2.2          Incorporating commercial issues into models

Task 2.3          Implementing and testing business models

Objective 3: To develop advanced new business models for energy and resource management in the context of industrial symbiosis

Task 3.1          Extending the new business models for integrated value chains

Task 3.2          Incorporating cross-business commercial issues into models

Task 3.3          Screening and evaluating opportunities for industrial symbiosis

Objective 4: To incorporate novel business models to develop extended decision support tools

Task 4.1          Developing advanced decision support tools for manufacturing units

Task 4.2          Extending decision support tools for integrated value chains

Task 4.3          Implementing and testing advanced decision support tools

Objective 5: To collect data on energy and resource consumption for value chains.

Task 5.1          Confirmation of data collection approach

Task 5.2          Definition of data structures and implementation into database tool

Task 5.3          Data collection from case study partners

Objective 6: To develop a detailed analysis of case studies through the application of the new models and tools

Task 6.1          Define process to be applied in analysis of case studies

Task 6.2          Execute case studies

Task 6.3          Review case study results

Task 6.4          Review process for analysing case studies

Objective 7: To develop a roadmap for life cycle analysis and energy characterisation of enterprises towards energy certification

Objective 8: To disseminate project results, to protect IP developed in the project and to develop a plan to ensure exploitation of the results post-project

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Figure 1 Overview of objectives and corresponding workpackages