The MEMAN (Integral Material and Energy flow MANagement in MANufacturing metal mechanic sector’) project aims to improve the competitiveness of European companies in the metal mechanic sector – one of the biggest industrial sectors in the EU. The project is based on an innovative approach that will address resource efficiency optimisation of complete manufacturing value chains, instead of isolated single company or process optimisation, and will look at resource efficiency with a holistic view that includes energy, raw materials and other supplies.
The MEMAN consortium brings together fifteen partners from six countries including industrial enterprises, SMEs, and experts in eco-innovative models, who will be working on optimising resource efficiency across three manufacturing value chain cases: casting, machining, and surface finishing.
It is expected that the MEMAN project will modify the consumption patterns of the whole metalworking value chain, achieving reduction of energy consumption, CO2 emission and 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.
Greenovate! Europe is responsible for the Work Package on Dissemination & Exploitation, with its Third Party, InvestorNet. Other G!E members in the consortium are CETIM, eiffo, Technofi, Zabala Innovation Consulting, and Van der Meer en Van Tilburg.
MEMAN is co-funded through Horizon 2020, the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement No. 636926. It is co-ordinated by Mondragon Corporation (Spain), and is set to run until June 2018.
To find out more, please visit the MEMAN Website.