As part of the knowledge sharing within and outside the project, and in order to enhance the cooperation between researchers and industry, a number of training sessions will be held during the Project not only among the partners, but also for wider range of stakeholders in industry and academia. Activities focus on the communication of results obtained at the different process stages in line with the integrated RTD approach of the project. Moreover, the activities and results from EFENIS are being utilized by curricula of the participating Academic institutions.

 Training activities

Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction – PRES 2014

23-27 August 2014 Prague, Czech Republic

Special EFENIS dissemination and training session arranged within the Conference

Paderborn, Germany, Spring 2015
CAPE FORUM belongs to a series of conferences organized under the auspices of the Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) Working Party of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE). In 2015, it will take place in a beautiful town Paderborn, Germany, hosted by the University of Paderborn. The event will continue the tradition to be an attraction for young talented scientists and engineers in the field of process engineering. The conference has a particular format allowing an exchange of cutting edge concepts between young and experienced researchers. Among others, ideas and methods toward intensification of process engineering in the face of formidable challenges will be the focus of CAPE FORUM 2015, covering new technologies, increasing importance of renewable resources and energy efficiency as well as economic, social and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, the conference will provide excellent chances to interact between the disciplines and find new capabilities for the application of research methods. Being also a dissemination and training event of EU Project EFENIS (ENER/FP7/296003/EFENIS) it will provide an opportunity for the participants to familiarise with beyond state-of-the-art concepts in Total Site energy integration. Specific details of the event will follow soon.

 Green Energy Forum, Veszprem, Hungary

19 June 2014

The Green Energy Forum under the framework of TAMOP-4.1.1.C-12/1/KONV-2012-0017 “Green Energy – Cooperation of the Higher Education Sector for the Development of Green Economy in the Area of Energetics” was organized at the University of Pannonia, Hungary on 19 June 2014.

The target of the workshop was to provide a venue for presenting and discussing the latest developments in the field of Green Energy – including renewables, increased energy efficiency in generation, transmission and exploitation, reducing and mitigation greenhouse gasses by advanced and optimised design and processing – as well as a platform for networking among leading experts in the fields. The Workshop was also organised to create research collaboration opportunities between universities and/or companies.

Some of key issues related to advanced knowledge dissemination based on research results and their demonstration are “Train the trainers” for the industry and updating the curricula for academia.

Within the framework of that event, an EFENIS training session was organised. The session involved the leading researchers from EFENIS Project partners: Prof Robin Smith, University of Manchester, UK, Prof Zdravko Kravanja, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Prof Petro Kapustenko, Sodrugestvo-T, Ukraine, Dr Li Sun, University of Manchester, UK, Dr Lidija Cucek, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Participants of the training event from academia and industry were familiarised with the latest developments within EFENIS

Training event in Budapest, Hungary

16 June 2014

While the training event in Manchester was mainly targeted at the Project partners, the training event in Budapest was targeted at a wider audience from industry and academia. The event was organised as two special EFENIS sessions within ESCAPE 24 conference.

ESCAPE24 logo

The EFENIS sessions in the ESCAPE 24 final programme:


  • R.Smith, N.Zhang, S.Perry, I. Bulatov, W.Dietrich, D.Koelsch, J.Klemeš, P.Varbanov, Efficient Energy Integrated Solutions for Manufacturing Industries. European Context
  • L.Sun, S.Doyle, R.Smith, Process Utility Systems Conceptual Design by Graphical Methods
  • A.Nemet, J.Jaromír Klemeš, Z.Kravanja, Mathematical Programming Approach to Total Site Heat Integration
  • M.Binns, D-H.Kwak, S-YOh, J-K.Kim, Integrated low-grade energy recovery in process sites and local energy systems
  • T. Bohnenstädt, G. Fieg, Energy Integration Manager: A Workflow for Long Term Validity of Total Site Analysis and Heat Recovery Strategies
  • N.Koltsaklis, G.Kopanos, D.Konstantinidis, M.Georgiadis, Design and Operational Planning of an Urban Energy Network based on Combined Heat and Power Generators
  • H.Ajimotokan, Trilateral Flash Cycle for Low-Grade Heat Recovery-to-Power Generation from Produced Water
  • P.Y.Liew, J.J.Klemeš, S.R.Wan Alwi, Total Site Heat Integration Targeting Algorithm Incorporating Plant Layout Issues
  • P.Castro, D.Rodrigues, H.Matos, New Multiple Time Grid Continuous-Time Formulation for the Cyclic Scheduling of an Industrial Batch Plant
  • T.Gebreegziabher, A.Oyedun, Y.Zhang, M.Wang, Y.Zhu, J.Liu, C. Hui, Biomass Power Plant with Integrated Drying: Effective Utilization of Waste Heat
  • M.Jelemensky, R.Paulen, M.Fikar, Z.Kovacs, Time-Optimal Control of Batch Multi-Component Diafiltration Processes

Training event in Manchester, UK

14-15 April 2014

Participants the training even in Manchester were familiarised with the EFENIS Project latest research developments and outcomes. During the first event, the participants had an opportunity of hands-on learning with the EFENIS-Site software developed by UNIMAN in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners.

EFENIS Training Event in Manchester

  • Lecture 1 Introduction and Background
  • Lecture 2 Data extraction, Total Sites, and Initial Synthesis of Site Utility Systems
  • Working Session
  • Lecture 3 Energy Targets for Site Utility Systems
  • Working Session
  • Lecture 4 Power Targets for Site Utility Systems
  • Working Session
  • Lecture 5 New Site Profiles
  • Working Session
  • Lecture 6 New Power Model
  • Working Session
  • Lecture 7 Discrete Process Site Profiles
  • Working Session
  • Lecture 8 Conclusions
  • Lecture 9 Incorporating RAM into Utility Systems
  • Lecture 10 Waste Heat Utilization