Global players from the aluminium industry, the steel industry and the lead production industry provide their processes and infrastructure for validation of the retrofitting solutions in different industrial environments: Grupal Art and Refial in Spain (Aluminium); ArcelorMittal Bremen, Germany, and Sidenor, Spain (Steel); and Exide in Spain (Lead).
Research Institutes & Universities
The scientific project partners provide deep knowledge and expertise in the fields of sensor development as well as in modelling, control and optimisation of metal making and recycling processes: VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI), Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and RWTH Aachen in Germany, National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Poland, and Azterlan, Eurecat and Cartif in Spain.
Technology providing companies
The retrofitting equipment developed in the project will be exploited by four companies (three of them SMEs) providing sensor technology and plant equipment: LSA in Germany will provide a novel laser-based sensor; SYSKON and POLON in Poland a neutron activation sensor for scrap characterisation. GHI Hornos in Spain will provide the equipment for Aluminium scrap preheating and smart furnace sensing.