EPOS - Enhanced energy and resource Efficiency and Performance in process industry Operations via onsite and cross-sectorial Symbiosis

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
European funding: framework programme, Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Strategic management
  • Engineering and technology
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering not elsewehere classified
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering not elsewhere classified
    • Other materials engineering not elswhere classified
industrial symbiosis energy & resource efficiency cluster management
Other information
Project description

With the aim of reinforcing competitiveness in the EU industry, EPOS aspires to create cross-sectorial knowledge and collaboration by developing an innovative Industrial Symbiosis toolbox. The project generates cross-sector understanding, demonstrates technological and organisational cluster options and introduces a management system for making business and site operations more efficient, more cost-effective, more competitive and more sustainable across process sectors.

Role of Ghent University
Next to the EPOS project management, the PhD research at UGent aims to investigate and integrate non-technical methods and know-how on industrial symbiosis in business and district clusters with existing tools for resource and energy optimisation into an integrated management platform for sustainable cross-sectorial industrial symbiosis.