FUDIPO – Future DIrections for Process industry Optimization

The goal with the project is to develop a future process optimization system, and the project is within EU Horizon 2020, program SPIRE-2 (Sustainable Process Industry Research). Mälardalen University is coordinator for the project.

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The goal with the project is to develop a future process optimization system. It is built on simulation models of different processes which are adapted semi-on-line using process data. In this way we create a learning system. This is applied towards five processes: Power plants (Mälarenergi, Sweden), oil refineries (Tüpraş, Turkey), Pulp and paper industry (Billerud-Korsnäs, Sweden), Biological waste water treatment ( with ABB) and micro-gas turbine plants (MTT, Holland).

Project phases

The project will start with development of functions needed including process models, tools for diagnostics, decision support, production planning and optimization as well as model based control. To this comes development and testing of new sensors, both “hard” and “soft”. Applications are made by specific functions of most importance in the five cases, and then integrated to use all integrated at at least one of the applications. The result will be an open base platform, onto which specific extensions and advancements can be made by partners.


This research relates to the following sustainable development goals

Clean water and sanitation. Sustainable development goal 6.

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

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Affordable and clean energy. Sustainable development goal 7.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure. Sustainable development goal 9.

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

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Sustainable cities and communities. Sustainable development goal 11.

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Responsible consumption and production. Sustainable development goal 12.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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Climate action. Sustainable development goal 13.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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