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The Final Word by Helen Roush

The FUDIPO project (Future Directions of Production Planning and Optimized Energy- and Process Industries) is a project that is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program with Mälardalen University in Sweden as the coordinator for the project. The goal of the project is to the develop a future process optimization system.

The FUDIPO project is making great strides in integrating AI into several critical process industries, according to Cordis.

In an article, Cordis states: "In the case of the BillerudKorsnäs pulp and paper plant that has three fibre lines with different pulp qualities, the project leads to a more stable process and fault diagnostics due to better control of Kappa number, as noted in the same news item. Kappa number is a parameter measuring the quantity of lignin left in the pulp after the digester. As this is difficult to control, a physical model is run as a digital twin and NIR spectra is measured on all incoming wood chips to the digester. This is predicting lignin content and reactivity."

The FUDIPO project will end in September 2020.

To learn more about FUDIPO, click here.

Helen Roush is Executive Vice President of Paperitalo Publications.


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