WindEurope's "End-of-Life Issues & Strategies" Seminar 2023
On 23rd November, JIDEP participated at the WindEurope's "End-of-Life Issues & Strategies Seminar 2023". The overall focus was on incorporating sustainability into every step of the Wind Energy process to create new opportunities and values.
Reyhan Nergis ÖNER, one of our consortium partners from Zorlu Energy Group, participated in the "Digitalising the supply chain to build a business case for sustainability" Session.
Alongside Nina Vielen-Kallio (ECHT regie in transitie) and Haras Najib (VDMA), the session focused on how a digital environment may foster data sharing across the supply chain. They touched on topics including if we are getting better at data sharing across the supply chain.
It was a great opportunity to showcase JIDEP to a wider audience and to delve into the details of the project.
Photos courtesy of WindEurope.
Turkey Wind Turbines Recycling Workshop
One of the areas the European Commission is focusing on is the efficient use of raw materials. This involves wind turbine equipment, specifically the blades, where the production of equipment using recyclable materials has commenced. As part of the overall workshop, the Project aimed to find the answers to recycling existing blades, and if this is possible.
This workshop was centred around the JIDEP project, in which Zorlu Energy, along with Renao Consultancy's involvement in the Bades2Build project, played crucial roles. Sharing the current status and goals of these projects with the participants, and notably, the collaboration of two different Horizon Europe projects for our country in a joint workshop, was highly valuable.
IPIC Athens June 2023
JIDEP had the honour of presenting at the prestigious IPIC- International Physical Internet Conference: Expanding the Logistics Scope - held in Athens from June 12th to 16th.
The Physical Internet Initiative is a game-changer, aiming to revolutionise how we move, store, supply, and use physical objects. This groundbreaking vision has sparked immense interest worldwide, bringing together scientific, industrial, and governmental communities to discuss logistics efficiency and sustainability.
JIDEP showcased our innovative tools and blockchain-based network, focusing on enabling sustainable solutions within the Physical Internet framework. We tackled trust barriers, data ownership, and self-sovereignty of identities, emphasising our commitment to driving positive change. Our overarching objective is clear: to steer the entire product life cycle towards circular standards implementation. We believe in combining technological advancements with regulatory measures to promote a sustainable future.
As part of JIDEP’s two-day event in Brunel Composites Centre (BCC), Cambridge, an interview series featuring discussions with the key technical players of JIDEP were conducted.
Dr Feroz Farazi, University of Cambridge
Donatas Gendvilas, Adscenses
Ural Halaçoğlu & Reyhan Nergis ÖNER, Zorlu Energy Group
Dr Fahim Chowdhury, TVS
Zeev Pritzker, Arteevo
Jens Schumacher, FHV
Utku TİRİÇ & Berkay Aydoğan, TPI
Simone Bocca, University of Treno
WENERGY Conference, İzmir
WENERGY is a key conference held in İzmir, Turkey, which brings together more than 300 industry stakeholders such as international renewable energy investors, OEM’s and engineering companies. The event covered various topics related to renewable energy production, energy sub-sectors, and technologies. At the booth of Zorlu Enerji's R&D and Innovation department, guests had the opportunity to ask questions about their R&D and innovation projects. The department provided answers and shared a project summary with the participants, highlighting the contribution to the circular economy within the scope of the JIDEP project. At the same time WECYCLE fair was also held at the same place. During the event, we had the opportunity to highlight the significance of the JIDEP project in relation to recycling and the circular economy. The JIDEP project holds immense importance as it addresses critical issues of sustainability and resource management.
Industry 4.0 Summit
JIDEP successfully participated in the Industry 4.0 Summit in Tulln, Lower Austria, the annual event of Platform Industry 4.0 Austria, held on May 23, 2023. With around 270 participants, the event featured a cooperation and collaboration with business and industry to discuss and ideate about circular economy, and green production and manufacturing for a sustainable future. The summit covered crucial topics such as digital and green transformation, circular economy, secure data exchange, and the importance of qualification and the human factor in technology deployment. JIDEP expresses gratitude to the event organisers and the participants for their diverse contributions and commitment. Notable presentations included insights into the circular economy from heterogeneous perspectives: academia, industry, government, and politics. The Japanese segment showcased best practices and innovative startups. The event highlighted JIDEP's active involvement and commitment to advancing green and sustainable industries.
JIDEP Kick-Off Meeting
We had our JIDEP Project Kick-Off meeting in Dornbin, Austria, hosted by FHV - Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. The Joint Industrial Data Exchange Platform (JIDEP) is a digital space where industrial data is available for sharing and connecting manufacturers from different sectors such as the automotive, wind sector, electronics, etc. into a collaborative, mutually beneficial knowledge and data-sharing relationship. It builds upon the principles of industry4 by adopting a coherent approach to semantic communication between diverse actors, aiming to make both direct and indirect contributions to the EU climate neutrality goals of 2050.