ExtREMe - Energy and Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing (EUREKA E!5398)

In industrial manufacturing more than 253.3 billion kWh of electricity are used in Germany annually. This corresponds to 47 % of the local net electricity consumption and equals up to 70 mio. tons of CO2-equivalent emissions. In order to increase energy and resource efficiency, technical and organizational measures have been identified. However, these measures cannot be adaptively initiated in manufacturing due to the inadequate availability and transparency of information about energy and auxiliary material requirements and dependencies. Thus, drivers of energy and resource consumption cannot be clearly identified as well as the implementation and feasible leverage effects of efficiency measures in manufacturing environments are not entirely predictable. The EUREKA project ExtREMe aims at developing an integrated concept for continuous identification of measures to improve energy and resource efficiency by providing data on energy and auxiliary material flows of production systems as input for production management, anticipating economic and environmental impacts of measures to improve energy and resource efficiency as a precondition for planning and decision support, predicting consumption patterns for machines and process chains for products and manufacturing routines, deriving process specific energy demands for the manufacturing of products and provide this data throughout the entire value creation chain.

This project is initiated within EUREKA PRO FACTORY in conjunction with the joint research projects EnHiPro – Improving energy and auxiliary material efficiency in production? (www.enhipro.de) of TU Braunschweig and K.U. Leuven funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Flemish Government Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT).

Keywords: Production-integrated environmental protection, Life Cycle Assessment, nergy Efficiency, Sustainable Manufacturing
Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann

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