Looking back on the CONSENS Final Event

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Looking back on the CONSENS Final Event

The final project event of CONSENS took place in Barcelona, Spain, on 13-14 December 2017.

More than 100 participants, mainly experts and managers from process and life science industry, technology providers, research organizations and academia, attended the event.

Numerous promising technologies that were developed for optimal process and plant operation were presented, and cross-sectorial exploitation of technologies developed were discussed in interactive parallel workshop sessions. The participants very much appreciated the possibility to learn about results from five EU research projects (CONSENS, DISIRE, iCspec, ProPAT, and RECOBA) in one single joint event.

Presentations and talks […]

PAT-Award 2017 for CONSENS partner Lukas Wander (BAM)

November 28th, 2017|Comments Off on PAT-Award 2017 for CONSENS partner Lukas Wander (BAM)

PAT Award ceremony at 13. Kolloquium Prozessanalytik, Stuttgart/Germany, 21.11.2017
(From Left: Alina Matt (board member), Lukas Wander (awardee), Jens Nolte (board member); Photo: Christoph Herwig)

CONSENS consortium partner Lukas Wander (BAM) was awarded with the PAT Award of the German Working Group Process Analytical Technology for his Master Thesis “Study of modular continuous processes via online NMR spectroscopy” at Humboldt University Berlin (“Untersuchung modularer kontinuierlicher Prozesse mittels Online-NMR-Spektroskopie”), which originated from his work at BAM within the framework of CONSENS.

The award is presented by the Working Group Process analysis annually for the best qualification work in […]

CONSENS Final Project Workshop in Barcelona, Spain – 13-14 December 2017

November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on CONSENS Final Project Workshop in Barcelona, Spain – 13-14 December 2017

The Final Project Event of CONSENS will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on 13-14 October 2017.
The event is part of a workshop ‘Tackling the Future of Plant Operation – Jointly Towards a Digital Process Industry’, a joint initiative of the five EU H2020-funded research projects CONSENS, DISIRE, iCspec, ProPAT, and RECOBA.

Representatives from the process industry, technology providers, research organizations and academia are invited to review promising technologies for optimal plant operation. The workshop will give perspectives on digitalization, and debate the next steps for addressing the needs of the European Process Industry. There will be also […]

Presentation on Batch-to-Conti Transfer of the Production of a Highly Viscous Copolymer System

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Presentation on Batch-to-Conti Transfer of the Production of a Highly Viscous Copolymer System

CONSENS Partner TUDO attended the International Process Intensification Conference, a joint event during the World Congress on Chemical Engineering, in Barcelona in October 2017.

Prof. Sebastian Engell and Thilo Goerke (TUDO) actively contributed with a talk on results achieved within the CONSENS project on October 4th, 2017, giving a presentation “Batch-to-Conti Transfer of the Production of a Highly Viscous Copolymer System”, which was followed by around 80 congress participants, mostly coming from industry and academia.

CONSENS Partners gathered in Nice, France

October 12th, 2017|Comments Off on CONSENS Partners gathered in Nice, France

Getting close to the end of the project life-time, the CONSENS consortium gathered for a plenary meeting in Nice, France on October 5-6, 2017.

Main focus of this 1 ½-days meeting was set on discussions around progresses made in the project’s use cases, and the planning of the work to be performed within the upcoming weeks, as well as on the preparation of a public workshop “Tackling the future of plant operation – Jointly towards a digital process industry”, jointly organized by 5 SPIRE projects, which will take place in Barcelona on December 13-14, 2017.

CONSENS at SMASH (Small Molecules NMR Conference)

October 5th, 2017|Comments Off on CONSENS at SMASH (Small Molecules NMR Conference)

Sept 18, 2017: CONSENS partner Simon Kern/BAM (left) discusses his CONSENS poster with an NMR expert from pharmaceutical industry at the SMASH (Small Molecules NMR Conference) in Baveno, Italy, which took place on Sept. 17th–22nd, 2017.

SMASH is a scientific meeting highlighting Small Molecule NMR research and applications, held in alternating years between North America and Europe, which brings together the leading scientists from academia and industry in one international meeting to cross the boundaries between research and application.

CONSENS representing SPIRE PPP at EuroPACT 2017

June 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on CONSENS representing SPIRE PPP at EuroPACT 2017

The 4th European Conference on Process Analytics and Control Technology (EuroPACT 2017) took place in Potsdam, Germany, on 10 to 12 of May 2017, and attracted over 220 experts in the field of PAT and control from research and industry.

CONSENS was one out of 5 SPIRE projects (CONSENS, DISIRE, FUDIPO, IbD, ProPAT) representing SPIRE PPP at this event.

Information material on SPIRE PPP and its approach, as well as on the 5 projects, was made available to visitors on the dedicated booth, attracting visitors who showed big interest.

A plenary lecture “Integrated Process Control – […]

Registration open for the workshop organised by CONSENS & PROPAT on January 2017

November 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Registration open for the workshop organised by CONSENS & PROPAT on January 2017

Tackling the future of plant operation – How to integrate online data-analytics, process control, and PAT for optimal plant operation

Date: January 25, from 10 am till 6 pm and get together till 10 pm

Venue: DECHEMA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Selected representatives from the different sectors of the process industry and automation experts will be invited to this workshop in order to discuss the current opportunities, new technologies, and future challenges of integrated process automation. Different aspects that are relevant for optimal process operation will be covered: online data-analytics, monitoring applications, data management, data security, novel sensor technologies, data-driven and rigorous process […]

CONSENS contributions at ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 32. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen

September 26th, 2016|Comments Off on CONSENS contributions at ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 32. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen

Lecture of Simon Kern, BAM, at ProcessNet annual meeting (Photo: M. Maiwald)

CONSENS partners actively participated in the ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 32. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, which took place in Aachen, Germany on Sept. 12th–15th, 2016.

ProcessNet is the German Platform for process engineering, chemical engineering, and chemistry with over 5,000 experts from science, economy, and administration. The annual meeting took place in Aachen, Germany, with over 350 participants to exchange experiences, to discuss current issues and new scientific to identify trends. Industry 4.0 was one of the main topics of that meeting.

Simon Kern (BAM) gave […]

Exhibition of NMR-Analyser Prototype at Hannovermesse (25–29.04.2016)

May 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Exhibition of NMR-Analyser Prototype at Hannovermesse (25–29.04.2016)

CONSENS meeting at Hannovermesse: Svetlana Klessova (INNO) meets Michael Maiwald (BAM) at Hannovermesse where the first fully functioning NMR sensor prototype was presented (Photo: BAM)

CONSENS partner BAM presented the first functioning prototype of its online NMR analyser module, which was developed in CONSENS. Hannover Fair Hannovermesse, Hannover, Germany) is the world’s leading trade show for industrial technology with 200.000 attendees.

BAM’s development and validation of this portable online NMR spectrometer supports their mission of enabling “Safety in Technology and Chemistry” and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smart manufacturing, including public safety and personalized analytics.

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CONSENS at the SPIRE Conference in Brussels

May 4th, 2016|Comments Off on CONSENS at the SPIRE Conference in Brussels

The CONSENS project participated in the SPIRE project’s conference and in the Impact Workshop in Brussels in April, 2016.

As a member of the SPIRE community, the CONSENS project was presented at the SPIRE Conference by the project coordinator, Manuel Pereira Remelhe, in front of a broad audience of SPIRE members, the European Commission, supporters, partners and other stakeholders. This conference was aimed at discussing possible synergies and actions that can deliver the project’s objectives.

Following this conference, the European Commission organised an Impact Workshop focusing on the exchange of information among the projects, in particular in relation to generating impact and […]

CONSENS Consortium meeting in Frankfurt

May 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on CONSENS Consortium meeting in Frankfurt

The CONSENS partners met in Frankfurt on February 17th 2016 for a consortium meeting. It was organized by the project partner Clariant.

Process Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC 2016)

February 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Process Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC 2016)

Simon Kern, Patrick Gräßer, Klas Meyer, Nicolai Zientek, Andrea Paul, Michael Maiwald: “Field integration of benchtop NMR instruments for online monitoring and process control of a modular industrial reaction step“ (Poster) – 2nd Poster Prize!

Klas Meyer took home the second poster prize from 4th Process Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC 2016 – 16–19.02.2016) Houston, TX, USA (CONSENS team from left: Simon Kern, Klas Meyer, Michael Maiwald, Svetlana Guhl, Patrick Gräßer, all BAM (Photo: BAM))

In February 2016, NMR spectroscopists and scientists from around the globe convened in Houston, TX, USA for the 4th Annual Practical […]

CONSENS Consortium meeting in Dusseldorf

November 24th, 2015|Comments Off on CONSENS Consortium meeting in Dusseldorf

The CONSENS partners met in Dusseldorf on the 2nd and 3rd November, 2015 for a consortium meeting. It was organized by the project coordinator  Bayer Technology Services.  The meeting focused on the detailed discussion of the sensor developments and the application cases. All the project partners were represented on this meeting where the new CONSENS flyers and poster were distributed.

The partners also had the opportunity to welcome Mr. Hans Eder who participated in the meeting as a monitor on behalf of the European Commission.

The next CONSENS plenary meeting is planned in February 2016 and will […]

The project flyer and poster are ready !

October 28th, 2015|Comments Off on The project flyer and poster are ready !

The CONSENS project  flyer and poster are ready for download here. They present a summary of the  project concept, objectives and planned impacts, with a focus on the project case studies and novel technologies.

The flyer will be available to the public during all the events implemented during the CONSENS project.

 

CONSENS Partner BAM at SMASH (Small Molecules NMR Conference), Baveno, Italy

October 15th, 2015|Comments Off on CONSENS Partner BAM at SMASH (Small Molecules NMR Conference), Baveno, Italy

Simon Kern, Nicolai Zientek, Michael Maiwald: „First steps towards field integration of benchtop NMR spectroscopy for online monitoring and process control” (Poster)

Project partner Simon Kern (BAM) presented his Poster on field integration of benchtop NMR spectroscopy for online monitoring and process control at SMASH, the international Small Molecules NMR Conference taking place 17–22.09.2015 in Baveno, Italy.

SMASH is a scientific meeting highlighting Small Molecule NMR research and applications, held in alternating years between North America and Europe, which brings together the leading scientists from academia and industry in one international meeting to cross the boundaries between research […]

Dr. Maiwald presentation at the INVITE lecture Hall

September 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Dr. Maiwald presentation at the INVITE lecture Hall

Dr. Michael Maiwald (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) gave a presentation on “ Low Field NMR spectroscopy for Online Monitoring“ at the INVITE lecture hall. The scientific talk provided an overview of the current state of the art of NMR spectroscopy. A wide range of application examples were presented by Mr. Maiwald. In the subsequent dialogue with the present chemical experts the challenges and opportunities of NMR spectroscopy were discussed.

CONSENS 2nd Consortium meeting

July 1st, 2015|Comments Off on CONSENS 2nd Consortium meeting

The 2nd CONSENS Consortium Meeting took place on June 24th and  at Villasimus nearby Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

The meeting was organized by the project member Massimiliano Grosso from the Universita degli studi di Cagliari. The partners had the opportunity to discuss the progress of the project and to present  the current status of the definition of the case studies.

The next project meeting is planned to take place in Düsseldorf in the beginning of November 2015.

Project deliverables available

June 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Project deliverables available

Please check out the deliverables section, new public deliverables are now freely available for download here. 

CONSENS kick off meeting in Brussels

April 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on CONSENS kick off meeting in Brussels

The official kick-off meeting of the CONSENS project was held in Brussels from 22nd to 23rd January 2015. As a partner of the project, P&G invited all project partners to this two-day-meeting at P&G Brussels Innovation Center.

See first press release for more information here.

CONSENS Website is online !

April 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on CONSENS Website is online !

The CONSENS project team is happy to introduce you the CONSENS website. In addition to presenting objectives, and general information on the project, the website will be updated regularly to make available the project progress and results as soon as possible. The Website will make use of latest content management technology and will include Web 2.0 and social media technologies. RSS feeds will be provided.

For more information please do not hesitate to fill out the contact form Here.