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News article25 April 2023European Health and Digital Executive Agency

Resource Management Week 2023 – effective and sustainable use of resources with HaDEA-managed projects

Resource management Week 2023

Organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Resource Management Week 2023 is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 25 to 28 April in a hybrid format.

The theme for this year’s event is “Assuring sustainability in resource management” and it will cover key topics such as the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources, global collaboration on critical raw materials, sustainable resource management, and an implementation roadmap for the next five years.

Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 projects managed by HaDEA are contributing to optimal resource use, which is critical to reinforce a sustainable industry and economy. Some of these projects are:

  • FLEXIndustries is working to optimise the use of resources in seven energy intensive industries (automotive, biofuels, polymers, steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals and cement) by implementing energy efficiency solutions and process flexibility methods, also in interconnection with electrical and heating networks. Optimisation measures considered in the project include integrating innovative energy generation and storage assets, using smart and digital tools and implementing novel business models for enhanced industrial flexibility.
  • REVaMP is developing retrofitting technologies in metal production plants to address the increasing variability in feedstock in the metal recycling industry. The project focuses on five use cases in electric and oxygen steelmaking, aluminum refining and lead recycling. The performance of the technologies will be assessed and quantified to ensure efficient selection of feedstock and to improve material and energy efficiency.
  • RETROFEED is working to enable the use of variable, bio-based and circular feedstock in process industries through retrofitting of equipment and implementation of advanced monitoring and control systems. The goal is to address increased variability in feedstock while enhancing technical, economic and environmental performance. The project developments are demonstrated in six use cases in five resource and energy intensive sectors (ceramics, cement, aluminium, steel and agrochemicals).


Horizon 2020 (H2020) was the EU’s multiannual funding programme between 2014 and 2020. H2020 provided Research and Innovation (R&I) funding for multi-national collaboration projects alongside individual researchers and SMEs via special funding instruments. Horizon 2020 was continued by the Horizon Europe Programme, which will run until 2027.


Publication date
25 April 2023
European Health and Digital Executive Agency
Programme Sector
Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Industry
EUFundedEventIndustrial researchRaw material