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 Edition 20| 2019
 
Welcome to the 20th edition of the SPIRE Newsletter and the second for this year!
 
Our aim is to bring you the latest news, insights and success stories from within the Public Private Partnership and the European Process Industry.  
 
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Welcome to Our New A.SPIRE Members!
The following organisations have recently joined A.SPIRE:
 
 
We warmly welcome them and hope that their contribution will make our PPP stronger.
SPIRE UPDATES 
 
 
SPIRE: Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme
 
The SPIRE association has signed together with 92 other European associations a joint statement for the ambitious Horizon Europe programme urging the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. The statement also calls on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices), of which at least 60% should be dedicated to the “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness” pillar.
 
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SPIRE Project Outputs 
 
Project output summaries are an important way for projects to share valuable resources and outputs from projects alongside other projects in the SPIRE programme. This new section of the SPIRE website allows you to browse and search through outputs from projects across the SPIRE portfolio. Projects are also encouraged to use this framework to share other resources that could be of use to SPIRE stakeholders and other projects. Check out the video which explains more and our website!
 
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2018 SPIRE Projects' Brochure
 
The 2018 SPIRE Projects' Brochure has just been published and we invite you to discover it. As with previous editions, you will have the opportunity to read the summaries and scope of projects from the 2018 SPIRE calls that have just been successfully launched or are soon to be. What is different with this publication is that you will also have the pleasure to read a message from our Chair, Pierre Joris, as well as be able to learn more about A.SPIRE, the SPIRE 2050 Vision and the SPIRE 2050 Roadmap exercise. In addition, the brochure also provides success stories of several SPIRE projects. We encourage you to also have a look at the 2019 PMR and SPIRE's Vision in the publication section at the bottom of this newsletter.    
 
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ANNOUNCEMENT 
 
 
Short Course on Resources Management
 
This intensive short course provides the know-how and insight required for policy leaders in the public and private sector to work towards better management and governance of oil, gas and mineral resources and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. We invite you to learn more on how to participate in this course.
 
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ENRICH in the USA Project: Seeking Process Technologists Interested in US-based Business and Technology Development Opportunities
 
The ENRICH in the USA Advanced Manufacturing-Focused Tour provides connections to customer, supplier, and/or investment opportunities in the binational Great Lakes region-North America’s economic engine, to visiting EU process technology experts. Receive quicker and cost effective pathways to access US and Canadian business, regulatory and tech resources.
 
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SPIRE PROJECTS 
 
 
ADREM: Final Discussions at ECCE and UCRA
 
ADREM is approaching the finishing line: In autumn the ADREM partners will present their research results to interested parties at the International Conference on Unconventional Catalysis, Reactors and Applications in Zaragoza on 15 and 16 Oct 2019. Join our final discussions about the ADREM findings and outcomes as well as further development opportunities!
 
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CHPM2030: Combined Heat Power and Metals 
 
The CHPM2030 project ended on 30 June 2019, and aimed at developing a novel technology which combined deep geothermal energy production with metals extraction from the geothermal fluid in a single interlinked process, to reduce dependency on strategic raw materials. Learn more about the project’s activities, the final conference, the deliverables achieved, the report on the preparations for future pilots, and CHPM2030’s system integration and roadmapping.
 
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CoPro: Vivid Discussions of First Project Outcomes with External Experts
 
On the occasion of the 2nd meeting with CoPro ISP members, R&D results of CoPro and first implementations at plants of the industrial project partners were presented to the experts from several industrial domains: chemicals, steel, metals, health care and crop protection. The ISP members in unison appreciated the developments of CoPro as relevant and useful for the whole process industry.
 
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INSPIREWATER & SPOTVIEW: Final Conference
 
Save the date for the final conference on 25-26 March 2020 in Brussels Belgium, where INSPIREWATER and SPOTVIEW will present their outcomes and results. More information will come shortly and registration will open in November. 
 
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MefCO2: Final Dissemination Event 
 
The final event of the MefCO2 project took place on the 28th of May in Germany at RWE’s Coal Innovation Center, where the project results have been presented and guided visits to the pilot plant have been organised. The work carried out by each partner was presented to a sound audience including several experts from different industries, representatives of the European Commission, press and local politicians. “The impact of MefCO2 goes far beyond the results we are presenting today, we are setting the base for a more efficient strategy to CO2 conversion in the power industry by integrating renewable energy sources” says Angel Sánchez, founder of i-deals (project coordinator). “These type of technologies rely to a high extent in flexibility and MefCO2 has proven this operational scenario is feasible.”
 
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NOVUM: 5th Consortium Meeting 
 
The NOVUM project will be having its 5th consortium meeting on 14 November 2019 in Paris, in the form of a workshop focusing on developing cellulose-based materials and manufacturing technologies for novel production of electrical insulation components. More information will come shortly.  
 
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SOLPART: Successful Commissioning of the Project's  Pilot Scale Calcination Solar Reactor   
 
 The SOLPART project aims to develop and implement, for the first time at a pilot scale, a high temperature (800-1000°C) 24h/day solar process suitable for reactive particle thermal treatment in energy intensive non-metallic minerals’ industries, such as cement, lime, phosphate or clay processing. We therefore invite you to discover the latest progress made on the pilot scale calcination solar reactor.
 
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PUBLICATIONS
 
 
Read how SPIRE is on track to meet or exceed all its contractual targets in the newly published 2019 PMR.     
 
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SPIRE believes in boosting the transitions and has formulated a new Vison 2050 to provide as a guide within Horizon Europe.
 
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The 2018 SPIRE Projects' Brochure will provide an overview of which project were recenlty launched.  
 
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