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SENER is part of FLEX4FACT, a consortium to boost sustainability in the industry

10/10/2022

SENER is one of the companies on the FLEX4FACT consortium. This European initiative, integrated by 23 companies, technological centers and universities, aims to increase renewable penetration in the industry energy mix.

To this end, FLEX4FACTS will design and test the effectiveness of an innovative methodology that seeks to improve the production flexibility of industrial plants, the optimization of the energy flow and the generation and storage potential of local industries.

Thus, FLEX4FACT is an industrial cluster flexibility platform for sustainable factories to reduce CO2 emissions and to meet the energy transition objectives of the European Union.

The methodology developed should be applicable to companies of all sizes and from different sectors thanks to the optimization of energy generation and consumption processes, as well as their capacity for reusing the excess of energy.

FLEX4FACT has the following objectives:

  1. Develop solutions to transform rigid production processes into flexible ones as a tool to achieve environmentally friendly production.
  2. Digital tools to enable flexibility and demand response in industrial processes.
  3. Reuse excess of energy of industrial processes.
  4. Deliver a scalable and interoperable system architecture.
  5. Demonstrate through 5 different pilots the benefits of the FLEX4FACT Solutions.
  6. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, a goal in line with the UN SDGs.
  7. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation, also in line with the UN SDGs.

As part of the consortium, SENER will contribute its expertise in energy and sustainability, and also in digital processes and Machine learning that will incorporated to Flex4Fact’s methodology, which includes the development of digital twins.

FLEX4FACT is receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement 101058657. The European Commission is co-funding the project with nearly € 18 million.

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