Digitalisation for circular resource-intensive industries: Final results from RETROFEED project

After an exhilarating and demanding four-year journey, the RETROFEED project is excited to unveil its most promising outcomes. Join us for a special event taking place in the heart of Europe, Brussels, as well as online, providing an opportunity for all interested stakeholders and experts to engage. The journey towards decarbonization has been set in motion, and RETROFEED takes pride in being a significant contributor to this transformative process. We invite you to be part of our journey! Register here!


08:30-09:00 Registration and welcome coffee

09:00-09:10 Welcome & Introduction (Diego Redondo, Fundación CIRCE)

09:10-09:20  Key-note speech (Lucia Fernandez Marcia, European Health and Digital Executive Agency HaDEA)

09:20-09:30 RETROFEED in a nutshell (Roberto Arevalo Turnes, CIRCE)

09:30-10:15 RETROFEED achievements in ceramic, cement, aluminium, steel and agrochemical sectors & remaining challenges – views from the sector (TORRECID, SECIL, ASAS, FERRIERE NORD, SILCOTUB and FERTIBERIA)

Moderation: Ludo Diels, Advisory Board Member, A.SPIRE

11:15-11:45 Networking Coffee break

11:45-13:00 Round table: Driving innovation in European Resource-intensive industries: Digitalising for competitiveness.

Presentations (10 minutes each):

 Luca Ferrari OPTIT SRL – DSS & Market potential for the RETROFEED solutions

Diego Redondo Fundación CIRCE – Replication potential and challenges

Dusan Jakovljevic EEIP – loT: EU Digital Decade

Attila Uderszky GEONARDO

Francisco Rodriguez Lorenzo AIMEN

Jaroslav Brel HTT Engineering

Jaolaw Hercog IEN

Sofia Klugman IVL

 Moderator: Rod Janssen, EEIP

13:00-13:15 Wrap up (Fundación CIRCE) + Quiz play session (EEIP)

Diego Redondo Taberner Fundación CIRCE

Jürgen Ritzek EEIP

13:15-14:00 Lunch

Transforming the metal-making industry: Showcases for retrofitting and circularity

The European Union (EU) has established ambitious goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. However, for resource and energy-intensive industries like steel, iron, and aluminum production, the transition to clean energy represents a significant transformation in their industrial processes.

To address this challenge, three innovation projects funded by the EU – INITIATE, RETROFEED, and REVamp – will showcase their solutions for reducing environmental impact and promoting circularity in the metal-making industry. This online workshop, scheduled for September 26, 2023, from 10:30 to 12:30 CET, will feature presentations from these projects, followed by a panel discussion on synergies, replication potential, and technology adoption within the sector.

Join us by registering here!