Stamicarbon and Sprana win a Eurostars grant to develop a new innovation
Stamicarbon and its partner Sprana, headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania, have won a Eurostars grant to develop a new innovation. The submitted innovation project is based on applying Near InfraRed (NIR) spectroscopy for online analysis of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and was evaluated among 211 applications.
The submission was assessed as “very good” and received a positive recommendation for funding, announced in an official winners’ ceremony in The Hague, the Netherlands. From 63 Dutch applications, the proposal ranked 12th out of 27 funded projects.
The initiative results from an open innovation cooperation between Stamicarbon and Sprana to increase the product portfolio in Advance Services with functional products based on NIR desired by the market. The cooperation foresees the future development of new applications for urea and green ammonia. At the same time, it could also play a role as an IoT solution to be integrated with the Process Monitor, part of Stami Digital.
“Having received multiple requests, Stamicarbon is proud to launch a new digital product that will help its customers to optimize their plant operations in a more sustainable way. The NIR spectroscopy tool will meet a growing demand for real-time quality measurement of DEF solutions, helping to avoid rework and reduce the production footprint,” said Tom Tiethof, Product and Market Analysis Manager at Stamicarbon.
Eurostars is a European innovation program and initiative from EUREKA and the European Commission. It helps companies to develop technological innovations focused on market demand, intending to reduce the time to market and technological risks by providing financial support to the product development program.