MEMAN – Integral Material and Energy Flow MANagement in MANufacturing Metal Mechanic Sector

The MEMAN project will support European companies in the metal mechanical sector in their efforts to maximise their resource saving potential and increase competitiveness. The project is based on an innovative approach that addresses optimisation of whole manufacturing value chains instead of isolated single company or process optimisation, and includes energy, raw materials, supplies and waste. Fourteen partners, including industrial enterprises, SMEs, and experts in eco-innovative business models, will be working on optimising resource efficiency across three manufacturing value chain cases: casting, machining, and surface finishing. This will be done through the full validation of new business models that allow for collaboration of different companies along the whole value chain, and provide tools for practical decisionmaking support.

It is expected that the MEMAN project will modify the consumption patterns of the whole metalworking value chain, achieving a reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions of at least 30%, and over 10% of the Product Life Cycle Cost of existing and future products. Given the significantly increasing need to limit greenhouse gas emissions, as well as escalating costs of energy resources and raw materials, the project is of strategic importance for the European economy

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Denis Kurle, Stefan Blume


European Commision - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)


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