Hilbrand Kuiken

CEO of Quantillion

Role of AI on the road to sustainable aluminium production

Quantillion’s mission is to empower Smarter, Greener and Safer industrial operations. By combining the latest industry equipment, our unique integration layer and process optimisation techniques we deliver flexible, profitable, and sustainable operations for the heavy industry.

Industry 4.0 is currently one of the most talked about topics in the aluminium industry, with such elements as automation, robotics, IIoT, ML, AI and AR leading the way towards the ‘smelters of the future’. Next to that ESG practices are becoming increasingly important, with the push towards sustainability coming from customers, governments, and potential investors. Getting hold of clean energy is only one side of this journey. The other side concerns process optimization opportunities arising from new technical developments.

At Quantillion, we strongly believe that making use of Industry 4.0 technologies is not only complementary to, but necessary for the success of ESG goals. Without an Industry 4.0 approach, it will simply not be possible to deliver these long-term goals with existing potline technology and control practices alone.

At Quantillion we have been using AI and a digital twin of smelter operations to optimize production processes. We see production environments as a cyber-physical area where humans, machines and equipment need to work together in the most optimal way. These optimization gains are directly related to the increases in sustainability of operations. But how do you do it? Where do you start? How can we leverage the power of AI on the road to sustainable aluminium production?

In this presentation we will showcase examples of AI solutions which can help in improving sustainability of a smelter operations as well as explain the steps that need to be taken when it comes to implementation of such solutions.

Speaker Biography

Hilbrand is the CEO of Quantillion. He is an entrepreneur focusing on data intelligence that enables real time autonomous decision making in complex environments. Hilbrand loves working with passionate people in creating real value for the clients. He believes data is not about analytics but about doing!